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Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Event

MacArthur "Genius" award-winner Kyle Abraham brings his unique choreography and internationally renowned dance company, A.I.M, to perform a repertory of new and exciting works for Urbana Champaign audiences.

Considered “one of the most consistently excellent troupes working today” (The New York Times), A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham provides multifaceted performances, educational programming, and community-based workshops across the globe. Led by Abraham’s innovative vision, the work of A.I.M is galvanized by Black culture and history, and grounded in a conglomeration of unique perspectives; described by Abraham as a “post-modern gumbo” of movement exploration.

A.I.M is one of the most active touring dance companies in the United States, with an audience base as diverse as A.I.M’s movement vocabulary, drawing inspiration from a multitude of sources and dance styles. Since A.I.M’s founding in 2006, Abraham has created more than 15 original works for and with the company. To expand its repertoire and offer a breadth of dance work to audiences, A.I.M commissions new works and performs existing works by outside choreographers, such as Trisha Brown, Bebe Miller, Andrea Miller, and current A.I.M dancer Keerati Jinakunwiphat.

Program

Someday Soon, choreography by Keerati Jinakunwiphat

MotorRover, choreography by Kyle Abraham in collaboration with A.I.M. Performed by Jamaal Bowman and Donovan Reed 

Just Your Two Wrists, choreography by Paul Singh

20-minute intermission

Rain, choreography by Bebe Miller. Performed by Tamisha A. Guy.

If We Were A Love Song, choreography by Kyle Abraham in collaboration with A.I.M. Performed by The Company.

Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7:30PM in the Tryon Festival Theatre

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Featured Items from MPAL's Collection

Exploring Bebe Miller's Restaging of "Rain" with A.I.M by Kyle Abraham