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Talking Dance: Kyle Abraham and Jodee Nimerichter

Date

Feb 16 2016

Time

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Location

Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Talking Dance - A Conversation Between Kyle Abraham and Jodee Nimerichter

Talking Dance

A Conversation with Kyle Abraham and Jodee Nimerichter

Join us for a conversation at the Forum for Scholars and Publics with renowned artistic director, choreographer, and dancer Kyle Abraham, the director of the Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Dance company, in advance of his company’s performance of When The Wolves Came In at Duke Performances on Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20. The conversation will be moderated by Jodee Nimerichter, director of the American Dance Festival. Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion’s previous pieces — Pavement & The Radio Show — both showed at the American Dance Festival. We’ll explore Abraham’s aesthetic vocabulary and the ways he has collaborated with contemporary African American visual artists, musicians, and composers in exploring questions of history and narrative around the struggle for Civil Rights. How is Abraham forging a new aesthetic in dance by drawing together a unique set of resources, collaborators, and references?

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by Duke Performances and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Speakers

Kyle Abraham

Abraham.In.Motion

Kyle Abraham is an artistic director, choreographer & dancer from Pittsburgh, PA, who brought the Abraham.In.Motion dance company to fruition. A modern renaissance man, Abraham trained as a classical cellist and visual artist before turning his focus to contemporary dance. In 2015, Abraham was the receipient of the City Center Fellowship as artistic…...

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Jodee Nimerichter

American Dance Festival

Jodee Nimerichter was appointed ADF Director in January 2012.  In the past four years, she launched the Shall We Dance campaign that allowed the festival to purchase year-round studios, the first permanent facilities for the organization; expanded outreach and performance programming; and produced performances in New York City. Ms. Nimerichter worked for the…...

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