Contemporary arts center OZ Arts Nashville will open its tenth season of performances with An Untitled Love, by Macarthur “Genius” award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company, A.I.M., October 20-22.
Returning to OZ Arts for the first time since his 2015 Nashville debut, Abraham has become one of today’s sought-after choreographers, with awards like the Princess Grace, Doris Duke and Jacob’s Pillow awards. Abraham is known for theatrical and poetic work merged in Hip-hop culture which is showcased in An Untitled Love, his newest evening-length work. The new production includes R&B and soul music of Grammy-winner D’Angelo and serves as a mixtape to celebrate culture, family and community.
Powered by the 10 members of Abraham’s company A.I.M. (Abraham In Motion), the multifaceted piece starts as a house party on stage that evolves into a celebration of love. Abraham dedicates this work to family, culture, and community strengthened over generations and lifetimes.
Since its premiere in 2021, the work has played prestigious venues including The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Edinburgh International Festival.
“An Untitled Love brings forth the complex beauty of family ties and community through the powerful medium of dance,” says Mark Murphy, OZ arts executive and artistic director. “Abraham has created a piece that is universally relevant while underscoring and celebrating Black culture and self love. We are thrilled to provide a home for this work to be seen in Nashville as part of its international tour.”