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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

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Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham and pioneering producer, composer, and electronic music artist 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.

Co-Commissioned by UMS, the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Stanford Live, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik GmbH (Hamburg, Germany.)

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:

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UMS Connect: ‘Requiem’ feat. Kyle Abraham & Jlin

Learn how UMS's upcoming presentation of Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth transforms Mozart's Requiem through the collaborative work of choreographer Kyle Abraham and electronic music pioneer Jlin.

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

Events
Performance
Starting at $30 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham and pioneering producer, composer, and electronic music artist 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.

Co-Commissioned by UMS, the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Stanford Live, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik GmbH (Hamburg, Germany.)

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:

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Charles A. Sink Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

UMS LOBBY

UMS Connect: ‘Requiem’ feat. Kyle Abraham & Jlin

Learn how UMS's upcoming presentation of Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth transforms Mozart's Requiem through the collaborative work of choreographer Kyle Abraham and electronic music pioneer Jlin.

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