The Joyce Professional Class Series A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
Apr. 7, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
GIBNEY 280 AGNES VARIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
53A CHAMBERS STREET
Gibney is proud to partner with The Joyce Theater to offer a series of public Professional Classes. Take class and learn repertory with artists performing at The Joyce this season!
Classes taught by A.I.M emphasize four of the company’s core movement values: exploration, musicality, abandonment, and intuition. The opening warm-up sequence focuses on the fluidity of the spine, articulation, and core body strengthening; and then builds up to challenging, creative, and invigorating phrase work. Participants experience a personalized postmodern movement vocabulary full of intricate gestures and signature A.I.M movement.
About Kyle Abraham
Kyle Abraham (he/him) is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow who began his dance training at the Civic Light Opera Academy and the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He continued his dance studies in New York, receiving a BFA from SUNY Purchase, an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Washington Jefferson College. He has served as a visiting professor in residence at UCLA’s World Arts Cultures in Dance program from 2016 to 2021. And in 2021, he was named the Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professorship in Dance at The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Abraham currently sits on the advisory board for Dance Magazine and the artist advisory board for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2020, he was selected to be Dance Magazine’s first-ever Guest Editor. His choreography has been presented throughout the United States and abroad; at Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater, The Los Angeles Music Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, among many others around the world.
See A.I.M by Kyle Abraham at The Joyce Theater! Performances run April 4-9, 2023.
About Gibney’s Education Program
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Photo credits: photo courtesy of the artist.