Outsider - A New Work by Kyle Abraham

Presented by John Scott’s IMDT

Kyle Abraham comes direct from premiering new works for ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE and HARLEM STAGE, New York. One of America’s most outstanding Choreographers and dancers, called "equal parts power and grace" by Dance Magazine, winner of a coveted New York’s ‘BESSIE’ dance award and a Princess Grace Dance Award. Kyle Abraham creates OUTSIDER on John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre. OUTSIDER shares the programme with Kyle Abraham dancing two astonishing sensual and athletic solos


 “a banner year for the young choreographer, who steps into the big leagues with a première for the Alvin Ailey troupe in December…. expressive blend of movement styles”  The New Yorker, Oct, 2012


Kyle Abraham (New York)

·      3 thrilling works

·      2 world premieres

·      5 dancers


OUTSIDER is like being at a party – at the moment when you feel you’re all by yourself, you break away from the group, but, somehow, still have that party vibe.

Outsider is a thrilling mix of dance influences: displaying the artistry and virtuosity of four of Ireland’s best dancers: Philip Connaughton, Liv O’Donoghue, Ryan O’Neill and Rebecca Reilly and the relationship between music and dance.


Kyle Abraham Dances Live! The Realist MC” (solo excerpt) re-imagines the Walt Disney classic, Pinocchio, in an urban environment. Inspired by the duality of Pinocchio's plight to be a "real boy", Live! Investigates gender roles in the black community and societal perspectives of a character's quest for acceptance in the world of hip hop celebrity


View clip https://vimeo.com/20655963#


NEW WORK. Kyle Abraham dances a new solo, using a hybrid of various forms of Contemporary dance and social dance influences: he was heavily involved in rave culture growing up. This dance spans his history making solos, not thinking about what genre he is moving in but finding a nice fluidity and blend when he hits the stage


"Kyle Abraham is an amazing dancemaker in that is body can tell so many stories. His personal history is wrapped up in his body. He has the ability to switch between one kind of dance and another in a second that is simply riveting to watch"

Nancy Wozny, Dance Writer and Critic, American Dance Festival


John Scott's IMDT return to Dublin following sold-out show and tours of Body Duet, Actions, maKe, i mean, and Fall and Recover in New York, Paris, Zagreb, Avignon, Mexico, Kilkenny Arts Festival, ABSOLUT Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Dublin Dance Festival. 


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A new work

by Kyle Abraham, Commissioned

by John Scott


Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Previews Monday December 10 | 8.00pm | 2 Tickets for €7

Opens Tuesday December 11 – Saturday December 15 | 8.00pm | €15 / €12

Matinee Thursday 13, 1pm and Saturday 15, 2pm

Box Office – 01 881 9613  | www.projectartscentre.ie


Kyle Abraham,

Liv O’Donoghue,

Ryan O’Neill,

Philip Connaughton

Rebecca Reilly

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