A.I.M | An Untitled Love

“One the most consistently excellent troupes working today.”—New York Times

An Untitled Love is A.I.M Artistic Director Kyle Abraham’s newest evening-length work. Comprised of the catalog of Grammy Award-winning R&B legend D’Angelo, this creative exaltation serves as a thumping mixtape celebrating our culture, family, and community.

In 2011, OUT magazine labeled Abraham as the “best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama”. Abraham is the proud recipient of a 2017–18 Joyce Creative Residency, 2016 Doris Duke Award, 2012 United States Fellowship, and several coveted Princess Grace awards including the 2018 Statue Award. In 2013 he was named MacArthur Fellow Over the past several years, Abraham has created several works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, including Untitled America and Another Night.  Prior to choreographing The Runaway for New York City Ballet’s 2018 Fall Fashion Gala, Abraham created a pas de deux for himself and renowned dancer, Wendy Whelan, for Restless Creature film and live performance. In Fall 2019, he choreographed Ash, a solo work for American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer Misty Copeland; Only The Lonely, a newly commissioned work for Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, and The Bystander, a new commission for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, to rave reviews. Abraham is a Visiting Professor in Residence at UCLA.

The presentation of An Untitled Love by A.I.M was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

An Evening with David Sedaris

With only a podium, a mic, and a wicked sense of humor, David Sedaris turns over-sharing into a fine art that leaves audiences breathless from laughter. Master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, Sedaris returns with the acerbic humor, social commentary, and outlandish stories that transfixed a sold-out audience at his last ArtPower show. Join best-selling author and NPR contributor Sedaris for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and his legendary book signing.

Book signing will take place before and after the performance. Books will be available to purchase from Warwick’s.

An Evening with David Sedaris

David Sedaris, the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, returns with the acerbic humor, social commentary, and outlandish stories that transfixed a sold-out audience at his last year’s ArtPower show. Slashing through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, he will delight the audience with twists of humor and intelligence as he shares both published stories and works-in-progress.

Come early or stick around post-performance for Sedaris’s legendary book-signing sessions. Books will be available to purchase from Warwick’s.

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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

“Elastic and electric, luxuriantly rippling, poetically arranged with moments of perfect stillness that arrive amid splashes of expression.”—Dance Magazine

The “magnetic dancers” of A.I.M (New York Times) demonstrate a diverse range of choreography, all created by Artistic Director Kyle Abraham. Repertory includes: The Quiet Dance, a quintet set to Bill Evans’s sentimental rendition of the Bernstein classic Some Other Time; Show Pony, an energetic new piece performed by Princess Grace Award winners Tamisha Guy and Marcella Lewis; Meditation: A Silent Prayer, a group work featuring voice-over recording by Carrie Mae Weems, MFA ‘84 and visual artwork by Titus Kaphar; Drive, a high energy, propulsive work set to thumping club beats; and a duet excerpt from Dearest Home, Kyle Abraham’s 2017 evening-length work that explores the concepts of love, longing, and loss.

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ArtPower at UC San Diego is a Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit www.npnweb.org.

Samin Nosrat

Cookbook Author
& Host of Netflix Series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

In Conversation with Evan Kleiman

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As an undergraduate studying English at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrat took a detour into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant that happily determined the course of her life and career. Since 2000, she has pursued her twin passions of food and words with equal vigor, aiming to create work that inspires, creates community, and raises cultural, social, and environmental awareness. Her New York Times bestselling book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, won the 2018 James Beard General Cookbook of the Year, among other notable awards. A documentary series based on the book is now streaming on Netflix. She’s currently working on her next book, titled What to Cook.

One of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019, Nosrat will be in conversation with James Beard award-winning chef, radio host, and restaurant owner Evan Kleiman.

 

An Evening with David Sedaris

”Sedaris … sucked me into some nerdy netherworld where real life becomes weirder and funnier and darker and bleaker than, well, real life.”—Alan Cumming, New York Times

 

In its review of David Sedaris’ new book Calypso, the Washington Post said, “After 25 years and nine essay collections, after publishing 500 pages of his own diary, the most shocking thing David Sedaris can do is reveal that he’s been holding things back.”

Following its publication in May, Calypso immediately shot to the top of the NY Times bestseller list, and now David returns to ArtPower for his reading and signing at Balboa Theatre. Slashing through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, he will delight the audience with twists of humor and intelligence as he shares both published stories and works-in-progress.

Come early or stick around post-performance for Sedaris’s legendary book-signing sessions. Books will be available to purchase from Warwick’s.

Section B and C seats are available on the Balboa Theatre website.

Beijing Dance Theater

“An invigorating experience . . . Sheer visual beauty.”— Washington Post

Founded in 2008, Beijing Dance Theater is led by its choreographer, Wang Yuanyuan, together with visual artists Tan Shaoyuan and Hanjiang. Born and raised in Beijing, Wang is one of China’s leading modern dance choreographers. She prides herself on being rooted in Chinese traditions, while at the same time producing innovative, authentic, and thought-provoking contemporary dance works for the world stage.

The evening program includes selections from Hamlet—which explores Hamlet’s psychological landscape from a fresh perspective and confronts his melancholy, his compassion for humanity, and his doubt in the face of death and destruction; Wild Grass—renowned for the alluring fusion of Chinese tradition with a fiercely modern sensibility, and adapted from the poetry collection written by Chinese literary giant Lu Xun in 1927; and Crossing—which traces the struggles of the individual dancers to mark the emptiness, and sets lyrical movement against the stark realities of the space and sound.

Ephrat Asherie Dance | Odeon

Dedicated to revealing and exploring the inherent complexities of street and social dance forms, Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) creates original contemporary work that straddles dance and theater. EAD makes its West Coast debut with Odeon, an original dance work for seven dancers and four musicians. The performance marks the second collaboration between sister-and-brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie (choreographer and musical director, respectively).

Odeon is set to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, known for mixing early 20th-century romantic music with samba and other popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms. The piece delves into what happens when you bring together the extended family of street and club dances—including breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue—remix them, pick them apart, and challenge them to inhabit unfamiliar spatial and choreographic contexts.

David Sedaris

An ArtPower fan favorite for many years, best-selling author David Sedaris returns with the fresh writing, sardonic wit, and biting social critiques that have made him one of America’s preeminent humor writers.

Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate best seller. He has recently released two new books: a collection of his diaries titled Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002) (May 2017) and David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (October 2017).

Come early or stick around post-performance for Sedaris’s legendary book-signing sessions. Books will be available to purchase from Warwick’s.

Section B and C seats available on the Balboa Theatre website.

Día de los Muertos Celebration: La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with three exciting Chicano and Mexican bands!

Grammy-winning Mexican American roots band La Santa Cecilia has become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the United States, fully immersed in modern music but still close to their Latin American influences and Mexican heritage. From Mexico, Mexrrissey pay tribute to Morrissey’s enduring legacy in that country. The Smiths’ frontman has long been a favorite with Mexican audiences, raised on rancheras, mariachis, and singers who were not afraid to cross the line. Now the love has been returned, with Mexrrissey’s south-of-the-border reinventions of Morrissey and The Smiths songs.  Latin Grammy nominees Mariachi Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its first and only all­-female mariachi group. While working to preserve centuries-old traditions of mariachi, the group’s mélange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings mariachi music to new audiences.