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 Doug Varone's Strict Love, Bebe Miller's Habits of Attraction, and other works. 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 titled Continuous Relation for JMU dance students, which they will present as part of this much-anticipated performance.  www.abrahaminmotion.org


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall



  • Kyle Abraham's company, A.I.M, brings its "lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers" to the Forbes Center for the first time!



  • Jeremy Denk is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs" (The New York Times).



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


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