April 4—9 The Joyce in Chelsea
Contemporary dance company A.I.M by Kyle Abraham is celebrated as “one of the most consistently excellent troupes working today” (The New York Times). Led by MacArthur Genius Kyle Abraham, A.I.M returns to The Joyce with a repertory program that shows his brilliance as an Artistic Director constantly innovating the industry. Abraham will serve his signature postmodern gumbo – a unique blend of modern dance styles ranging from ballet to hip hop, seasoned with human stories and social commentary, fueling a new movement in the dance world. The program features three world premieres: MotorRover, a duet by Abraham created in collaboration with the dancers of A.I.M in response to an excerpt from Merce Cunningham’s 1972 Landrover; Uproot: love and legacy by A.I.M alum and Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer Maleek Washington featuring live music by composers KAMAUU and Kwinton Gray; and 5 Minute Dance (You Drivin'?), choreographed by Abraham and performed by A.I.M dancers and guest students from The Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at USC on select nights to music composed and arranged by Mercury Prize-nominated composer, Jlin. This program also features the New York Company premiere of Bebe Miller’s legendary solo Rain and If We Were A Love Song, a dance exploration of love set to a soul-stirring Nina Simone soundtrack. Don’t miss this dynamic mix of dance performances that masterfully showcases the range, grace, and power of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham.
Curtain Chat: Wed, Apr 5
The Joyce Theater has lifted vaccination requirements. In effect March 27, 2023, masks will be optional. Click here for our full health & safety protocols.
The Joyce’s presentation of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham is made possible with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels. Underwriting support provided by Virginia and Timothy Millhiser. Commissioning support for Uproot: love and legacy by Maleek Washington provided, in part, by The Joyce’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work.
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes including one intermission.