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Work by Kyle Abraham ’00 Earns a NY Emmy Nomination

ALL ARTS commissioned a dance/film collaboration for their inaugural dance film festival.

In 2020, ALL ARTS invited Kyle Abraham ’00 as one of three choreographers to work with the filmmakers of their choice to create work for the platform’s inaugural Past, Present, Future dance film festival. The artists were asked, “to explore through movement and film what the concepts of past, present, and future mean to them during an unprecedented year.”

The result was “If We Were a Love Song,” a series of vignettes, set to music composed by Nina Simone, and created by the dancers in A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham in collaboration with the filmmaker Dehanza Rogers.

The dance film earned a New York Emmy® nomination in the category of Entertainment—Long Form Content for ALL ARTS / The WNET Group.

A.I.M. dance company members featured in the film include Tamisha A. Guy ’13, Keerati Jinakunwiphat ’16, Claude CJ Johnson ’17

ALL ARTS is an arts and culture hub created by The WNET Group, the community-supported home of New York’s PBS stations.

The New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NY NATAS) awards the Emmy® for talent and ability in composition, creation, and performance of works that strive to improve the quality of television.