Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion
When the Wolves Came In
Friday, February 19, 2016 | 8:00 pm
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.”
Abraham’s virtuosic ensemble of eleven dancers perform his latest work, When the Wolves Came In, at Reynolds Industries Theater. The work examines two triumphs of international civil rights: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa. Anchored by the music of Robert Glasper and by the visuals of Glenn Ligon, When the Wolves Came In is a stylistic leap forward and a compelling new chapter for this modern dance visionary.