Posted by Danni Le Toullec on May 4, 2010
A celebration of the sung and unsung creative heroes we adore the guts out of. Kyle Abraham as recommended by favourite folk #2 Kris Moyes.
Dubbed the “best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama” Kyle Abraham, professional dancer and choreographer, has been creating ripples in the industry for quite some time.
Growing up in Pittsburgh playing the cello and taking private art classes, Kyle’s creative drive eventually led him to dance.
Says Kyle, “I’ve always choreographed...That's actually what led me to dancing... [initially] I saw dance as this one thing that I couldn't study or expand upon in my room.”
From humble beginnings choreographing a BBD Poison routine for friends at church camp at 10 years of age to starting his own company, Abraham.In.Motion, Kyle says that choreography is “just something that's always driven me”.
After leaving his first touring company, Kyle took a break from dancing before returning to grad school. There he found a group of dancers willing to roll with him in his creative process. Their willingness paid off as A.I.M’s Fading into Something Tangible debuted in 2006 to great acclaim.
Using a diverse range of dance styles and exploring different patterns of movement, Kyle is making his mark on the American dance world.
Hopping from one city to another, his work has shown at The Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Japan, the Springboard Danse in Montreal, Fall for Dance Festival at New York’s City Center, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem, New York and the Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany.