Kyle Abraham: The Radio Show

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It’s smart and self-aware, and luscious too: the complete package.

New York Times

One of the hottest young choreographers in the United States, Kyle Abraham often grounds his works in his life history. In The Radio Show audience members experience two seminal events—the abrupt closing of a favorite hometown radio station and the slow breakdown of communication as a family member descends into Alzheimers and aphasia. Created in collaboration with the dancers of his Abraham.In.Motion company, The Radio Show offers a stunning and personal memory of what once was and what is now lost.

Abraham, trained in music as well as dance, flavors the Bessie Award-winning show with an eclectic score that mixes classic soul, hip-hop, R&B, call-in radio excerpts, and experimental music by Ryoji Ikeda and Alva Noto. Delivering “as much pure pleasure as emotional complexity” (Dance Magazine), the ensemble of six dancers layers the performance within this sonic tapestry with emotional fluidity and elegant articulation.

Running time: 70 minutes

Dance Styles
Hip Hop
Modern / Contemporary


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