Comprising the catalog of Grammy
Award-winning R&B legend D'Angelo, this creative
exaltation is a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family and
community. Abraham explains the works as part of his extended
exploration of personal identity through movement, celebrating
unity and love in all its facets.
“I fell in love with D’Angelo’s
debut album Brown Sugar when I was an undergrad at Morgan
State University in 1995,” Abraham
said. “The same year marked the Million Man March, a defining
moment for black men in the U.S. to unite against injustice. As
part of my extended exploration of personal identity through
movement, it feels important for me to dive into a process that
explores and celebrates that unity and that love, in all its
Tickets are $25 to $55 and can be purchased at
or by calling 216-241-6000. Groups of five or more may call
DANCECleveland at 216-991-9000 for discounted tickets. Master
class information will be released at a later date.
Abraham's work infuses a hip-hop
aesthetic with modern dance and is imbued with his artistic
upbringing in classical cello, piano and the visual arts. He
received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 — the
youngest person to receive this award — and a 2016 Doris Duke
Award. Abraham is known as one of the best, brightest and
boldest artistic voices in the industry.
Tri-C’s 2021-2022 Performing Arts
season features various productions showcasing classical piano,
jazz and dance, bringing a world-class artistic experience to
the Greater Cleveland community.
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham’s performance
is one of two shows in the series co-presented by Tri-C and
DANCECleveland. In February, the organizations will present
MOMIX, a company of dancer-illusionists founded
and directed by Moses Pendleton.
tri-c.edu/performingarts for more information on the
2021-2022 season. Learn more about DANCECleveland at
additional information on A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, visit