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Friday, January 7, 2022 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:00 PM // Power Center

Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

 

Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham and pioneering producer, composer, and electronic music pioneer Jlin have come together to create a new work through a reimagining of Mozart’s Requiem in d minor.

In the wake of 2020 — marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests — Abraham and Jlin explore the central theme of one of the most canonical works of white Western classical music — death and the myths of reincarnation — from an explicitly Black perspective.

In his fluid choreographic language, Abraham draws from the repertoire of classical ballet, hip-hop, modern dance, and street dance while Jlin takes Mozart’s classic requiem and turns it into an electronic dance piece, building her sound on a style of house dance and street dance that originated in Chicago in the 1990s.

In collaboration with fashion designer Giles Deacon, an innovator of the Paris couture scene with his expansive prints and pop references for both his own label and numerous fashion houses, 10 dancers and Jlin transform Mozart’s music into an electronic opus that memorializes ritual, mourning, and rebirth.

Please note: The artists have requested no late seating for this performance.

Co-Commissioned by UMS, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center, and Stanford Live.

Watch an excerpt of the work and a conversation with the creators, filmed and edited in January at National Sawdust as part of their FERUS Festival:

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Charles A. Sink Endowment Fund

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Anne and Paul Glendon

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

Power Center
Starting at $30 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

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* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

 

 

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1/7/22 8:00 PM
1/8/22 8:00 PM

Power Center

Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

Buy Tickets
Starting at $30 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available
DETAILS

Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham and pioneering producer, composer, and electronic music pioneer Jlin have come together to create a new work through a reimagining of Mozart’s Requiem in d minor.

In the wake of 2020 — marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests — Abraham and Jlin explore the central theme of one of the most canonical works of white Western classical music — death and the myths of reincarnation — from an explicitly Black perspective.

In his fluid choreographic language, Abraham draws from the repertoire of classical ballet, hip-hop, modern dance, and street dance while Jlin takes Mozart’s classic requiem and turns it into an electronic dance piece, building her sound on a style of house dance and street dance that originated in Chicago in the 1990s.

In collaboration with fashion designer Giles Deacon, an innovator of the Paris couture scene with his expansive prints and pop references for both his own label and numerous fashion houses, 10 dancers and Jlin transform Mozart’s music into an electronic opus that memorializes ritual, mourning, and rebirth.

Please note: The artists have requested no late seating for this performance.

Co-Commissioned by UMS, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center, and Stanford Live.

Watch an excerpt of the work and a conversation with the creators, filmed and edited in January at National Sawdust as part of their FERUS Festival:

BUY TICKETS

Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

Power Center
Starting at $30 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Charles A. Sink Endowment Fund

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Anne and Paul Glendon

MEDIA PARTNERS

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