This performance took place on July 13–17, 2022. Scroll for more information.
Kyle Abraham’s highly anticipated work An Untitled Love was a creative exaltation that served as a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family, and community. Composed of the catalogue of R&B legend D’Angelo, the evening-length work was an ode to Abraham’s intense, personal connection with the Grammy Award-winning artist’s music. In his own words, Abraham explained, “That love has never waned. D’Angelo’s music has played an integral part in my deep appreciation for the richness of Soul – R&B music. Within his music exists the histories and Neo-romanticism of Black love in America.”
A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and a MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers. His company’s evocative, interdisciplinary work has been praised for its “lush mix of modern and hip-hop dance” (The Boston Globe). An Untitled Love was a Pillow co-commission and had been developed through two residencies in the Pillow Lab.
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Watch the Post-Show Talk
This Post-Show Talk features three artists from A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: artistic director Kyle Abraham and dancers Catherine Kirk and Martell Ruffin, moderated by Scholar-in-Residence Melanie George. The talk took place on July 15, 2022 following a performance of “An Untitled Love” at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, MA.
2022 Post-Show Talks are held at Jacob’s Pillow after each Friday performance in the Ted Shawn Theatre, offering an opportunity for audiences to gain more insight directly from the artists themselves.
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In the Press
“One cast member of An Untitled Love, the 2021 dance by the postmodern choreographer Kyle Abraham, has called the piece a “Black love sitcom dance.” Abraham, meanwhile, has called it his love letter to the neo-soul songs of D’Angelo and The Vanguard. I call it a match made in art heaven, a love supreme.” Read the review of An Untitled Love in The Boston Globe.
“An Untitled Love beautifully presents dance as interpersonal communication. It’s a theatrical love letter to social dance.” Read the review of An Untitled Love in The New York Times.
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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
At Ted Shawn Theatre: Jul 13 - Jul 17