Dancer/choreographer Kyle Abraham brings his company, Abraham.In.Motion, to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts, from August 11 to 15.
The company will perform excerpts from The Radio Show, an evening-length work that explores the function of radio and memory in urban history, culture, and community; Inventing Pookie Jenkins, a solo for Abraham that deals with perceptions of masculinity and identity; and Op. 1, a world premiere inspired by the photography of Eadweard Muybridge, co-commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow.
Tickets range from $30 to $36. To buy them, visit www.jacobspillow.org or call 413.243.0745.
Abraham has performed with David Dorfman Dance, Nathan Trice/Rituals, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. He founded Abraham.In.Motion in 2005. The Princess Grace Foundation has announced that Abraham will soon be honored with a 2010 Princess Grace Award for choreography, along with Victor Quijada, artistic director of Rubberbandance.
Abraham will participate in a free PillowTalk with photographer Lois Greenfield, focusing on the relationship between dance and photography, at 4:00 p.m. August 7, and will lead a master class from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. August 15. The class is open to intermediate and advanced dancers and costs $15 ($8 for dance instructors with proper identification). Pre-registration is required; call 413.243.9919, extension 5.