DAVID ROUSSEVE/REALITY RECEIVES A NATIONAL dance project award for his new work ‘Halfway to Dawn: The Strayhorn project’

‘Halfway to Dawn’ will premiere in the Fall of 2018. CONTRA-TIEMPO also received an NDP Award last year for a new work entitled ‘joyUS’ that will tour in 18/19. Thank you NEFA!

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CONTRA-TIEMPO’s Ana Maria Alvarez to do a weeklong residency at Shenandoah Conservatory

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During a special weeklong residency, choreographer and Artistic Director Ana Maria Alvarez works with Shenandoah Conservatory dance students to develop her newest provocative participatory work for her L.A.-based company CONTRA-TIEMPO. The work, titled joyUS, takes on joy as a revolutionary practice and features sound by d. Sabela grimes and songs by the band Las Cafeteras.

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Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group dancers Yeman Brown and Anna Schön nominated for a BESSIE

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Congratulations to Reggie Wilson Fhpg’s dancers Yeman Brown and Anna Schön Levy on their nomination for a BESSIE for their stunning performance in ‘CITIZEN’.

InfiniteBody review: ‘Kyle Abraham’s ‘Dearest Home’ at the Kitchen

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‘Presented in the round at The Kitchen for Lumberyard in the City festival, this extraordinary ensemble piece speaks on so many levels. You can read in it Abraham’s personal experiences of love and loss–as well as your own–and you can also trace the longings and sorrows we face as members of the broader human family in a time of crisis.’

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NY Times: ‘Life’s pain recounted in movement: Kyle Abraham’s ‘Dearest Home’

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The Munro Review: ‘Powerful kickoff with CONTRA-TIEMPO’

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NY Times listing / Kyle Abraham/AIM – NY premiere of ‘Dearest Home’ at The Kitchen

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‘In his new evening-length piece, “Dearest Home,” Mr. Abraham reflects on love, longing and loss, creating what he considers his most personal work to date.’ Read the full article here.

Broadway World preview: ‘Kyle Abraham’s DEAREST HOME Gets NYC Premiere 6/28’

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‘Abraham created Dearest Home in conversation and collaboration with a variety of age groups and communities He also drew upon new research into the concept of scientific empathy. Ironically, after he first choreographed Dearest Home, Abraham experienced a series of personal losses, including the passing of his mother, a breakup with his romantic partner and the death of Prince, who inspired Abraham’s first dance and remains a key influence on Abraham’s artistry. He considers Dearest Home his most personal work to date.’

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CBS INTERVIEW / KYLE Abraham: ‘Choreographer Kyle Abraham’s LATEST WORK: ‘Dearest Home’

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LA Observed review: ”Tosca’ glitters, Calleja swoons, Abraham and Taylor dance’

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‘But it’s the big mingle with Abraham that is virtuosic, his way of absorbing all the elements of various dance vocabularies, not patching them in as often seen, but fusing them to create a semi-narrative shadow of personal interior resonances.’

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