Pavement | Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion
“Best and brightest creative talent in the age of Obama”
Kyle Abraham is one of the shooting stars of the contemporary dance scene in the United States. Trained in classical music, visual arts and – only in the second instance – contemporary dance, he developed a dance idiom that is completely his own that beautifully combines modern and urban styles, complete with a good deal of poetry and refinement. It got him, among other things, a MacArthur Fellowship.
Now the festival is bringing Abraham to the Netherlands for the first time. In the ensemble piece Pavement he contemplates about the position of Black African-Americans with a lot of dynamics, intensity and emotional nuance. The American media called Pavement an absolute ‘must-see’.
This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.