Two Black women with wild hairstyles, pink make-up and 1980s-style blue track jackets lean their heads gently against each other at the temples. They look into the camera. The background is blue.
© Carrie Schnieder
Two Black women with wild hairstyles, pink make-up and 1980s-style blue track jackets lean their heads gently against each other at the temples. They look into the camera. The background is blue.
© Carrie Schnieder

A.I.M / Kyle Abraham

Cassette Vol. 1

To the sound of the 80s, the "choreographer of the hour" (SZ) creates a virtuosic and jubilant trip down memory lane.

Tickets:

46 / 36 / 24 / 14 / 9 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50 % with Festivalkarte)

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Over the past 20 years, US choreographer Kyle Abraham has become a leading figure in contemporary dance. With ease and precision, he creates dance-based work featuring the rich tapestry of Black and Queer Stories. In addition to works for large ensembles like the New York City Ballet and the Royal Ballet London, he choreographs works with his own company, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, creating worlds galvanized by Black American culture and history in dialogue with 21 century music. Following the acclaimed premiere of a Black Futurism-driven requiem at Summer Festival 2021, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham is now presenting another world premiere: In CASSETTE VOL. 1 he pays tribute to the music of the 1980s and early 90s when pop music became omnipresent in public life. To the soundtrack of a decade, the dancers show through rousing choreographies how pop music shapes society into a universal experience. With multifaceted movement material inspired by postmodern icons such as Trisha Brown and the evolution of queer culture in the 80s, Abraham creates an exhilarating evening in homage to nostalgia and camp.


Concept, Choreography Kyle Abraham In Association with A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham Costume Design Karen Young, Kyle Abraham Sound Design Sam Crawford Stage & Lighting Design Dan Scully Lighting Supervising Dan Stearns Rehearsal Director Jessica Tong Production Stage Meredith Belis Company Management Amber Parker Produktion A.I.M. Anne Dechene Touring Management Sophie Myrtil-Mccourty of Lotus Management

Produced by A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham and International Summer Festival Kampnagel

Co-Produced by Tangente St.Pölten – Festival für Gegenwartskultur, PEAK Performances