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MANCC Welcomes Kyle Abraham

Published February 14, 2013

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion‘s newest work, Pavement, draws its inspiration from John Singleton’s 1991 film Boyz n the Hood and W.E.B Du Bois’ classic essay, The Souls of Black Folk. Layered with an operatic score comprised mostly by Handel’s Carestini (The Story of a Castrato) and the gun-laden sounds of an urban landscape, Pavement, examines the gains and losses in the conflicted chronology of two Pittsburgh’s historically black neighborhoods.

Collaborators and Performers

Kyle Abraham, Matthew Baker, Charlotte Brathwaite, Rena Butler, Chalvar Monteiro, Jeremy Neal, Dan Scully, Maleek Washington, Alexandra Wells, Eric Williams, Sam Crawford and Maritza Mosquera

Co-presented by Seven Days of Opening Nights & Florida State’s Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography
“Abraham is something of an emotional chameleon. His stage persona often appears as a street-smart dude who sports a tough armor, but we recognize it to be a shield for vulnerability.” – The Boston Globe

Come out to Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre at 8 pm February 14, 2013.

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Collaborators in Residence: Matthew Baker, Rena Butler, Chalvar Monteiro, Jeremy Neal, Maleek Washington, Eric Williams [performers], Maritza Mosquera [public programs developer ] Slideshow photos by Chris Cameron and Al Hall