2021 American Dance Festival, Together We Dance: A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham is a Black-led contemporary dance company whose work is informed by and made in conjunction with artists across a range of disciplines and entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on music, text, video, and visual art.
• “Big Rings,” an A.I.M–commissioned dynamic, team-based group work choreographed by company member Keerati Jinakunwiphat
• Premiere of “Nina Simone Suite” (working title), a new ADF–commissioned ensemble work composed of a series of solos and duets set to some of Simone’s most intimate songs
• “Drive,” a high-energy, propulsive work set to thumping club beats that was created in 2017 for eight dancers
Program lasts approximately 60 minutes with no intermission
American Dance Festival Sponsors
ADF’s Together We Dance outdoor festival is made possible with support from SHS Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, City of Durham, North Carolina Museum of Art, Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Durham Arts Council, Fox Family Foundation, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and Duke Health.
“Nina Simone Suite” (working title) by Kyle Abraham is commissioned by ADF with support from Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.
Photo by Christopher Duggan