Kyle Abraham/In.Motion “Pavement”

Kyle Abraham PAVEMENT
Year: 2013-2014
DanceForce Member: Diana Cherryholmes
Artist: Kyle Abraham
Audience: 1,045
County: Suffolk

The goal was to present Kyle Abraham.In.Motion “Pavement” for a full evening performance, post performance Q & A, and a pre-performance community visit by Kyle and company members to Tri-Community Youth Agency for a Lec/Dem.

These themes resonated with the youth that frequent as drop-in at Tri-Community Youth Agency. Tri-Community serves a socially-economically disadvantaged youth and families that are primarily minority population.

The planning process commenced between Diana Cherryholmes, executive director, John Chicherio, Performing Arts Director and Sophie Myrtil-McCourty, Pentacle. Soon after we met with Debbi Rimler, Executive Director of Tri-Community Youth Agency.

John and Diana fell in love with the company and “Pavement” which they saw in January 2013 at Danspace. The one concern was the cursing that was part of the narrative and John discussed the removal or softening of that language for our performance with Sophie Myrtil-McCourty at Pentacle.

Planning progressed regarding logistical details with Amith Chandrashaker, technical director and Libby Koba, company manager

New partner is Canon USA who is coming aboard as a title funder for the Festival. We have previously partnered with the Town of Huntington who owns the venue (Chapin Rainbow Stage) and Tri-Community Youth Agency.

We promoted the performance and Lec/Dem utilizing our standard methods of Facebook, Arts Cultural News (90,000 distribution), posters and flyers, press releases.