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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham - Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth

Year / Length:2021 – 63’ (Italian premiere)
Choreography:Kyle Abraham
In collaboration with:A.I.M
Music:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Requiem in Re Minore), Jlin (untitled commissioned score)
Lighting & scene design:Dan Scully
Costume design:Giles Deacon
Performers:Tamisha A. Guy, Rakeem Hardy, Keerati Jinakunwiphat, Claude “CJ” Johnson, Catherine Kirk, Jae Neal, Donovan Reed, Martell Ruffin, Dymon Samara, Gianna Theodore
With the support of:The Harkness Foundation for Dance, New Music USA, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
Was created in part through a residency at the:Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow
and during a “bubble” residency at:Kaatsbaan Cultural Park and LUMBERYARD, made possible by the Mellon Foundation
Commissioned by:Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Boston Celebrity Series, International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Stanford University, University Musical Society of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Note:The performance will be followed by a conversation with the choreographer


Visionary choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham and pioneering producer/electronic music composer Jlin have come together to create a reimagining of Mozart’s Requiem in D minor through abstracted themes of afterlife, reincarnation, mythology and folklore. Ten dancers from Abraham’s company – A.I.M by Kyle Abraham – take the stage to the music of Jlin, who has transformed Mozart’s score into an electronic opus that memorialises ritual and rebirth.

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