Choreographer Kyle Abraham & New York City Ballet's Taylor Stanley Join Forces for a Powerful Collaboration
Choreographed: Kyle Abraham // Performance: Taylor Stanley
Director of Photography Zach Stoltzfus // Edited by Courtney Garboski for New York City Ballet
Music Gnossienne No. 3 by Erik Satie, Performed by Alessandro Simonetto Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Co-Produced by New York City Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Ces noms que nous portons is a world premiere solo choreographed by Kyle Abraham for New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley. The film was shot on June 30th on the Josie Robertson Plaza, lit in celebration of Pride. Kyle and Taylor have written the following statement about their collaboration on Ces noms que nous portons, and encourage viewers to learn more about and consider supporting Black Lives Matter, the LGBTQ Freedom Fund, and The Okra Project.
A message from Kyle Abraham and Taylor Stanley:
When we first worked together on The Runaway for NYCB in 2018, an instant bond was created. There was a synergy of shared experiences and shared narratives. And although our pathways and audiences may differ, we share a united sense of a weighted experience that holds our history and our art form alike.
Kyle Abraham and Taylor Stanley