state by Andrea Miller
Strict Love by Doug Varone
Meditation: A Silent Prayer
One of today’s most in-demand choreographers and winner of the Jacob’s Pillow, Doris Duke, and prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Awards, Kyle Abraham has been commissioned to create work on companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and most recently, New York City Ballet. Born into the hip-hop culture of the late 1970s and incorporating his experience with classical cello, piano, and the visual arts into his work, Abraham has been described as "the best and brightest creative talent to emerge...in the age of Obama” (OUT Magazine). His company, A.I.M, makes its Northrop debut with a diverse range of works, including Andrea Miller’s all-female state set to Reggie Wilkins’ hypnotic electronic score; Drive, marked by Abraham’s “urgent and expressive choreography” (The New York Times); and Abraham's first major solo in nearly a decade, INDY.
POP-UP LIBRARY EVENT
Music and book lovers, take note: The University of Minnesota Libraries will be on site with a music-inspired pop-up library event before the performance and during intermission. Fans of everything from ballet to Minnesota-based musical artists are invited to join Music Librarian Jessica Abbazio and explore a selection of books, scores, and recordings that showcase the breadth and depth of the music, dance, arts, and culture-inspired materials available at the University Libraries.