Kyle Abraham will join Denmark’s Club Fisk and Italian Augusto Corrieri for Merseyside Dance Initiative’s triple bill of European dance works Capital Nights 2, on November 17.
Abraham will perform two short works on the evening, the first being his critically acclaimed 2006 piece Inventing Pookie Jenkins. Set to the music of Dizzie Rascal, it is a fun and expressive character work that touches on the perception of masculinity and gender roles. He will also perform a brand new solo piece, taken from an ensemble work currently in production and inspired by the story of Pinocchio – it will be the first time that the piece has been performed in the UK.
The dancer and his company Abraham.In.Motion aims to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born out of the late 70’s hip hop culture in and grounded in an 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”.
Seee a short clip of Abraham’s solo piece Brick here: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfaNzyT-LKM?wmode=transparent]
For tickets, book in person at the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, call 0151 702 5324 or click www.thebluecoat.org.uk.