Written by | Ray Cornelius
Check out my exclusive audio interview with acclaimed dance choreographer Kyle Abraham. The MacArthur “genius” has a new work premiering this Saturday evening during the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s Atlanta engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. His dramatic trilogy is titled, UNTITLED AMERICA and it shines a light on the impact that prison systems have on African-American families. The piece was developed over three seasons and features riveting interviews by those impacted by incarceration.
I got a chance to chat with Abraham one-on-one about the work and the inspiration behind it. We also talked about his on-going relationship with the Ailey company and working with Artistic Director, Robert Battle. Considering that Abraham is from Pittsburgh, we also discussed if he’s ever considered choreographing a work inspired by August Wilson and my selfish desire to see a collaboration between him and A Seat at the Table singer and activist, Solange.
Check out the conversation + watch a snippet of UNTITLED AMERICA below:
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