Led by the extraordinary choreographer and MacArthur genius Kyle Abraham, A.I.M and music pioneer Jlin have come together to create a new work through a reimagining of Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. In collaboration with costume designer Giles Deacon, lighting and set designer Dan Scully, and ten dancers from A.I.M, Abraham and Jlin transform one of Mozart’s most mysterious compositions into an electronic opus that memorializes ritual, mourning, and rebirth.
In his fluid choreographic language, Abraham draws from the repertoire of classical ballet, hip-hop, modern dance, and street dance while Jlin takes Mozart’s classic requiem and turns it into an electronic dance piece, building her sound on a style of house dance and street dance that originated in Chicago in the 1990s.
Co-commissioned by Stanford Live; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; University Musical Society of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and International Summer Festival Kampnagel; and generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund.
Generous support for A.I.M provided by: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The DuBose & Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund; The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; The Ford Foundation; The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Howard Gilman Foundation; Joyce Theater Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; New York Community Trust; Princess Grace Foundation-USA; The Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and The Samuel H. Scripps Foundation. Public funding provided by The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.