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Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion

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“Watched carefully, Abraham’s group choreography displays an intensely naked understanding of humanity; watching Abraham dance alone is deeply moving.” —Boston Globe

Riffing on the Pinocchio fable in a search to become “real,” choreographic chameleon and Bessie Award–winner Kyle Abraham takes a darkly humorous approach to gender roles and masculinity in the black community. Blending fast and furious contemporary dance with athletic movement derived from the street, this ensemble work ponders the price of conformity and the quest for acceptance in the world of hip-hop celebrity. An eclectic score includes sounds from Pan Sonic, James Blake, and Bill Evans.

Meet the Artists

Postshow Reception

Thursday, March 14
Meet the artists after the show a reception in the McGuire Theater’s Balcony Bar.

Postshow Q & A

Friday, March 15
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists and performing arts curators.

SpeakEasy

Saturday, March 16
After the performance, head to the Balcony Bar to join a discussion or just listen in as others hash it out. Hosted by local choreographer Blake Nellis and Walker tour guide Ray Terrill.

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Funding

Support provided by Producers’ Council members Mike and Elizabeth Sweeney.