Known for his avant-garde aesthetic, as well as his originality and politically-minded downtown sensibility, the American choreographer Kyle Abraham fuses dance genres and all types of human motion. ICONS talked to him about his creative process, as he premieres his newest work Drive at the Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center.
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