Improvisation and Statements of Freedom in Jazz and Movement
On October 12, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Kyle Abraham and Blue Note recording artist Otis Brown III conducted a multi-generational collaborative entry workshop in explorative conversation and movement investigation, focused on ideas of freedom and social change, called Improvisation and Statements of Freedom in Jazz and Movement.
"The mission of Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work intertwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior, and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M. is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique." - Kyle Abraham