Episode 39: New Combinations: Kyle Abraham


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This season of City Ballet The Podcast continues with a fresh edition of New Combinations. Host and Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan is joined by choreographer Kyle Abraham in the lead up to the premiere of his latest work for NYCB, When We Fell, a dance film choreographed on eight NYCB dancers during a COVID-compliant residency. Abraham describes the benefits of this unique situation, from the increased focus and productivity afforded by quarantining with the dancers, to the invaluable support from Repertory Director Rebecca Krohn, to the ways limitations can ultimately be helpful. Reflecting on the challenges of the past year, Abraham shares how last June’s Ces noms que nous portons, created on Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley, was the impetus to his return to the studio. (29:23)

Music: "Sisyphus" by Andrew Wegman Bird Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. as agent for Muffet Music Co

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