A.I.M

Fri - Sat, Jan 18 - 19 @ 8 pm

MAINSTAGE THEATRE

A.I.M

Fri - Sat, Jan 18 - 19 @ 8 pm

MAINSTAGE THEATRE


PHOTO BY SHAREN BRADFORD

"A remarkable talent who mingles vocabularies and music with profoundly affecting results."

San Francisco Chronicle

An internationally recognized artist, Kyle Abraham is a 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, artistic director and dancer—and one of the most original choreographers working today. His company, A.I.M, brings its “lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers” (The New York Times) to Forbes Center audiences for the first time in Live! The Realist MC, a work inspired by the story of Pinocchio about the quest for acceptance. Fusing contemporary and West African dance, ballet and hip-hop, Abraham’s work embraces “an avant-garde aesthetic, an original and politically minded downtown sensibility that doesn’t distinguish between genres but freely draws on a vocabulary that is as much Merce and Martha as it is Eadweard Muybridge and Michael Jackson.” (Vogue) Abraham has premiered works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, among others, and his company recently performed as part of The Joyce Theatre’s season in New York. While at James Madison for his 10-day residency, Abraham will create a work for JMU dance students, which they will present as part of this much-anticipated performance.  www.abrahaminmotion.org


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Featuring Broadway stars, The Doo Wop Project reimagines some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history!



  • The Grammy and Emmy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will sing, dance and drum to deliver a tour-de-force performance!



  • Israeli performance troupe Mayumana presents "Currents," a bold spectacle featuring mind-blowing sights and sounds



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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