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    LGBTQ Community Workshop with A.I.M.

    Program/Event:
    Around the Triangle
    Event status:
    Confirmed
    Event date:
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
    Location:
    ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705
    Event Contact:
    Julia Pleasants 
    Contact Phone:
    919-797-2871 
    Contact E-mail:
    studios@americandancefestival.org 
    Description:

    Members of New York-based dance company A.I.M holds a workshop, originally created by Artistic Director Kyle Abraham, for LGBTQ community members and allies. This workshop is held in conjunction with the company's presentation of their dance work Dearest Home at the Von der Heyden Studio Theater for American Dance Festival, on July 17-19, 2018. The workshop invites participants to recall, contemplate, and discuss their experiences of Love, Longing, and Loss through a series of activities, which include: writing love letters, mapping memories of love through guided visualization and drawing, creating love mix tapes, and more. Participants of all ages who identify as LGBTQ or allies are encouraged to attend.

    The workshop is free to all participants.

    About Dearest Home: Dearest Home is an intimate dance work focused on Love, Longing and Loss. The work (created for six dancers as a series of solos, duets, and one trio) is a love letter to relationships, a meditation on memories, and ultimately, a source of healing.

    About the Company: The mission of Abraham.In.Motion is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. As one of a small number of African American choreographers in classical and modern dance, Kyle was born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and his work is grounded in his artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts. The goal of the movement is to delve into issues about identity in relationship to his personal history. The work combines 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.

    Workshops are supported by Engaging Dance Audiences, administered through Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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