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Kyle Abraham Performance and Q&A with Joshua Chambers-Letson

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 6:00 PM

Center for Creative Arts (COCA), 6880 Washington Ave

Renowned choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham will perform part of a new solo work in progress. Following the performance he will be joined by performance studies scholar Joshua Chambers-Letson for a conversation exploring Abraham’s relationship to place, process, Black dance, Black music, and his lived Black experience, as well themes of queer love and loss. Abraham is featured in the exhibition Adam Pendleton: To Divide By. He is the subject of Pendleton’s film portrait What Is Your Name? Kyle Abraham: A Portrait (2018–19), one in an ongoing series of portraits that take the form of conversations between Pendleton and prominent cultural figures. Through montage and repetition, Pendleton frames Abraham as a site of plurality.

Free and open to the public; space is limited. Register here.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity; the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences; and the Center for Creative Arts.