Photo: Ian Douglas

Photo: Ian Douglas

Danspace Project 2012 Commission Reprisal

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Pavement

January 12, 2013
Saturday at 5:00PM
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Danspace Project has commissioned over 400 works since 1994. This year we re-present two riveting, highly-acclaimed 2012 commissions by Kyle Abraham and Rashaun Mitchell to coincide with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Annual Meeting in New York City.

APAP Attendees: contact to make a reservation. Space is limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

January 12, 2013 [Sat] 5PM

In March 2012, Danspace Project commissioned Kyle Abraham’s Boyz N’ the Hood as part of PLATFORM 2012: Parallels. Abraham continued to develop this material into his recently premiered, evening-length Pavement, in which he reimagines John Singelton's 1991 film Boyz N' The Hood as a dance work set in Pittsburgh's historically black neighborhoods.

Abraham received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance for his first evening-length work The Radio Show, commissioned by Danspace in 2010. He is a 2012 Ford Fellow and was labeled the “best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama.” (OUT Magazine).

Performers: Kyle Abraham, Matthew Baker, Rena Butler, Chalvar Monteiro, Jeremy “Jae” Neal, Maleek Washington, and Eric Williams
Choreography: Kyle Abraham in collaboration with Abraham.In.Motion
Dramaturge: Charlotte Brathwaite
Costume Design: Kyle Abraham
Scenic/Lighting Designer: Dan Scully

Funding Credit
The creation of Pavement was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative with support from the Jerome Foundation.

The creation and presentation of Pavement is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with the New England Foundation for the Arts though the National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation. Support from the NEA provides funding for choreographers in the early stages of their careers.

Developed in part during a Choreographic Fellowship at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, Pavement was also created during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York City, with major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York City, with major support from The Rockefeller Foundation’s NYC Cultural Innovation Fund and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Pavement was developed, in part, during a creative residency at the Bates Dance Festival. Harlem Stage is the lead commissioner of Pavement through its WaterWorks program. WaterWorks is supported by Time Warner, and the National Endowment for the Arts.