New York, NY
2016 Doris Duke Artist Award Recipient and 2015 City Center Choreography Fellow, Kyle Abraham is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. Previous awards include being named a 2012 United States Artists Ford Fellow, a Creative Capital Fellow, and receiving a 2012 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. In 2010, he received a prestigious Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance for his work in The Radio Show, and a Princess Grace Award for Choreography in 2010. The previous year, he was selected as one of Dance Magazine’s 25 To Watch for 2009. Over the past several years, Abraham has created works for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature and in the process of creating his 3rd work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In 2011, OUT Magazine labeled Abraham as the “best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama.”
From the Journal
Dearest Home is an interactive dance work conducted in a multi-year format focused on Love, Longing and Loss. Comprised primarily of solos and duets generated in conversation and collaboration with a variety of age groups and self-identified subcultures, Home interweaves movement, in its most vulnerable or intimate state with my interest in cross-cultural conversation and community action to create an open dialogue on how different demographics view and converse on topics rooted in love and the absence of love. Thus creating a genuine departure from the violence and injustices prevalent in my work over the past five years. In addition, these solos and duets may be broken up and performed as individual works for installation settings. This work will be documented in the form of a documentary film and a book rich with imagery and writings to accompany the research and presentations of Dearest Home, including its premiere at YBCA in May 2017.