Duke Performances

Artist-in-Residence: Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 12:00 pm


Kyle Abraham, MacArthur Award winner and artistic director of Abraham.In.Motion, will speak with Jodee Nimerichter, Director of the American Dance Festival, about his aesthetic vocabulary and his collaborations with contemporary African-American visual artists, musicians, and composers in exploring questions of history and narrative around the struggle for Civil Rights.


Abraham.In.Motion is the company of director and choreographer Kyle Abraham. A modern renaissance man, Abraham trained as a classical cellist and visual artist before turning his focus to contemporary dance. He is a MacArthur “Genius” and a recipient of both Princess Grace and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Awards. Dance Magazine praises his highly musical style, which “brings buried rhythms to the surface in swaths of luscious yet intricate movement.”


Tuesday, February 16, 12 – 1 PM
Forum for Scholars & Publics, 011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke West Campus (Directions)
Free & open to the public; a light lunch will be served for all attendees starting at 11:45 AM.

A part of Talking Music + Dance: Conversations with Scholars, Writers, Archivists, and Artists, co-sponsored by Duke Performances and Forum for Scholars & Publics.

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