A.I.M by Kyle Abraham Credit: Peter Hönnemann photo

In August, the choreographer Kyle Abraham has two Lincoln Center events as part of the Summer for the City series.  First up, Aug. 6-7, is Abraham’s curation titled “Reunions,” featuring alumni of his company: Rena Butler, Kayla Farish, Vinson Fraley, Nicole Mannerino, Chalvar Monteiro, Jie-Hung Connie Shiau, and Maleek Washington. Each will share their own work.  For more information, visit: https://www.lincolncenter.org/series/summer-for-the-city/reunions

Then, from Aug. 11-13 with his Company A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, and composer Jlin at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, they will “…transform Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ into an electronic opus that memorializes ritual and rebirth in the New York premiere of ‘Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth.’” For more information, visit: https://www.lincolncenter.org/series/summer-for-the-city/requiem-fire-in-the-air-of-the-earth-517 

ALSO THIS MONTH:

Aug. 3 – Dec. 11—Tiona Nekkia McClodden’s multidisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary Black dance, “The Trace of an Implied Presence,”opens at The Shed. For more information, visit: https://theshed.org/program/248-tiona-nekkia-mc-clodden-the-trace-of-an-implied-presence

Aug. 5-28—Central Park SummerStage continues its dance series with:Maimouna Keita African Dance Company (8/5); Urban Bush Women/Cheri L. Stokes (8/12); omar edwards | tap master / latasha barnes: excerpts from the jazz continuum (8/19); and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (8/28). For more information, visit: https://cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/category/summerstage/

Aug. 6-8—At Ailey Citigroup Theater, “Erasing Borders” and “India @ 75” Dance Festival will feature various artists in various programs. For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/festival-of-india75-605699

Aug. 9-13—“BAAND Together Dance Festival” returns to Damrosch Park as part of Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City series. The five New York companies that make up BAAND Together are: Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. For more information, visit: https://www.lincolncenter.org/series/summer-for-the-city/s/BAAND%20Together%20Dance%20Festival

Aug. 10-14—Rennie Harris returns to The Joyce with the evening-length, New York premiere of “LIFTED: A Gospel House Musical,” “…centered on the story of one young Black man and his path to healing and redemption through faith and community,” notes the release. For more information,: visit https://www.joyce.org/performances/rennie-harris-lifted

Aug. 13-19—The 41st annual Battery Dance Festival returns with in-person and live-streamed performances at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park. Featured will be national and international companies on various programs. For more information, visit: https://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/

Aug. 20—Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation launches its 20th anniversary celebration with “It Was All a Dream: A Musical” at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit: https://www.asaseyaaent.org/

Aug. 25-27—Kinetic Light comes to The Shed with “Wired,” “…an immersive contemporary aerial dance experience of sound, light, and movement that traces the fine line between ‘us’ and ‘them’ while exploring the gender, race, and disability stories of barbed wire,” notes the release.  Members of Kinetic Light are Alice Sheppard, Jerron Herman, and Laurel Lawson, plus others. For more information, visit: https://theshed.org/program/121-open-call-kinetic-light

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