Saturday, May 17 at 8pm
Sunday, May 18 at 4pm
At the Ira Aldridge Theater, Howard University
2455 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20059
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Live! The Realest MC, is a new ensemble dance work inspired by the duality of Pinocchio’s plight to be a “real boy.” The piece investigates gender roles in the black community and societal perspectives on the quest for acceptance in the world of hip-hop celebrity. Simultaneously, Abraham reflects on our current “emoticon culture.” How do we capture moments in our lives? Where have feelings gone? Are we becoming machines? Why is it that in our moments of deepest despair, we update our Facebook status? (Let me “tag” you and get back to you on that.) Live! references the fading of our own humanity through an abstracted and humorously dark narrative that sets the characters of Pinocchio in an industrial dystopia.
Adult Content: Some adult language.
$30 General Admission
$25 Dance Place Members, Seniors, Artists, Teachers (Advance Sales only)
$15 College Students
$10 Children (17 & under)
*Advance Sales end 4 hours prior to performance start time.
This engagement of Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion is a DC Performing Arts Presenters Initiative project, made possible through funding by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Co-presented with the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
The piece premiered at The Kitchen in NYC in December 2011. This project is supported by The MAP Fund, which is generously supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.