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In the City: Choreographer Kyle Abraham Understands The Work of Art

"I don't like to make mistakes. I love feeling that I'm at my best, so it's hard to sleep when there's more work to be done." - Kyle Abraham
Kyle Abraham in a dance pose

A self-described "big rave kid from Pittsburgh," Abraham came out when he was 15. His style fuses the abrupt tropes of hip-hop with sustained, lyrical phrases more typical of formal dance. "I want to make something that's realistic, honest, rooted in realism. There's a certain longing, a perspective based on my being a black gay man from Pittsburgh."

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