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Kyle Abraham choreographs 'The Radio Show'
Choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham participated in a "Dance in Progress" program at Emory in September 2011.

The Emory Dance Program presents choreographer Kyle Abraham and company Abraham.In.Motion in an exploration of identity and personal history, "The Radio Show," Feb. 23-25 in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

Coca-Cola Artist in Residence Kyle Abraham investigates the repercussions of the abrupt discontinuation of a radio station on a community and the lingering effects of Alzheimer's Disease and aphasia on a family.

On Sept. 8, 2009, the only urban radio station in Pittsburgh, Hot 106.7 WAMO, went off-air. This event, along with his father's struggle with Alzheimer's, prompted Abraham to examine the breakdown of communication and question its effects on the community and family. Abraham asks, "Without black radio, where is the audible voice of the black community? Radio was so prevalent during times of strife in the past. Where is its place today? Is radio fading away? Are we still listening?"

Named "the best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama" by "Out Magazine," Abraham creates movement that aims to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. His work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior, and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation.

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