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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
About the Company
Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the A.I.M movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior, and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique.
About the Performance
Audiences rarely leave an A.I.M. performance unchanged or uncharged. And now, the award-winning dance troupe is here at the Hammer Theatre! Two of the company’s newest works, Drive—grounded in hip-hop with a score by Theo Parrish and Mobb Deep—and Meditation: A Silent Prayer, along with postmodern choreographer Doug Varone’s Strict Love, punctuate A.I.M’s exciting program!
Come experience A.I.M at the Hammer Theatre!
“The movement is both kinetic and poetic, and couples fine detail with broad strokes. The choreographer’s range is vast without being mindless.” — Financial Times, September 2014
“…Abraham investigates questions of identity on many levels…he’s unafraid to face these issues of race, gender, and societal oppression head-on.” — Hyperallergic, October 2014
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Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.
Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM
Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)