This interdisciplinary approach has led Abraham to devise pieces for the likes of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan, as well as for his own company, Abraham.In.Motion, founded in 2006.
Abraham.In.Motion will introduce itself to London dance audiences with two performances of Abraham’s seminal work, Pavement.
Created in 2011, Pavement is inspired by the writing of the American civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, the 1991 John Singleton film Boyz N The Hood and Abraham’s own childhood.
Abraham combines modern dance, ballet, capoeira and break dancing with a generous dose of pedestrian gestural movement to depict individuals tackling the issues black men face.
Pavement is set to an eclectic mix of music from Bach, Benjamin Britten, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway. The work also features video projections, sounds of the city – including police and ambulance radio transmissions – and the spoken word. These blend with the choreography to bring to life a culture conflicted by discrimination.
Part of the Sadler’s Wells Debut series, Pavement is included this season with a special ticket price and a free post-show talk on Friday 17 November.
|What||Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Pavement at Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
17 Nov 17 – 18 Nov 17, 19:30 Dur 1 hour
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells website|