A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth Co-commissioned by Celebrity Series  
Boch Center Shubert Theatre

The company A.I.M by Kyle Abraham – led by Abraham, a visionary and sought-out choreographer – makes its Celebrity Series debut this season. Galvanized by Black culture and history, Abraham’s works for his company are developed alongside a wide range of collaborators and reflect both society today and aspirational social changes. Abraham says of his work, “as an artist born in the late 1970s, I’ve experienced a change in society that brings me hope. My choreography reflects that hope, but also lives in the reality of my experiences and the cultural work that still needs to be done.” 

In Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth, a new work co-commissioned by Celebrity Series, Kyle Abraham poignantly reimagines Mozart’s Requiem. Memorializing ritual, mourning, and rebirth, this is the latest collaboration between Abraham and electronic music pioneer Jlin. Both drawing from their own unique perspectives, Jlin unites electronic and house dance elements with Abraham’s deep grounding in classical ballet, hip-hop, modern dance, and street dance for a powerful and unforgettable experience. 

Please note: There is no late seating for this performance. 

“ a stunning and abstracted rewiring of mythology, folklore, and Afrofuturism”

Rebecca Bengal, on "Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth" Vanity Fair

“What Abraham brings … is an avant-garde aesthetic, an original and politically minded downtown sensibility that doesn’t distinguish between genres but freely draws on a vocabulary that is as much Merce and Martha as it is Eadweard Muybridge and Michael Jackson.”


Shubert Theatre Information

The 2022/23 Dance Series is generously sponsored by
Leslie & Howard ApplebyStephanie L. Brown FoundationCynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, and Royal Little Family Foundation.


This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment and Innovation Funds, with generous leadership support from Royal Little Family Foundation.

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