The Runaway (New Abraham)

Choreography by: Kyle Abraham in collaboration with NYCB

Music by: Nico Muhly, Kanye West, Jay-Z, James Blake, with additional artists

Kyle Abraham’s choreographic perspective takes center stage in a work fusing modern and classical technique, accented by dramatic lighting, imaginative costumes by Giles Deacon, and an eclectic soundtrack mixing composer Nico Muhly, singer James Blake, and hip-hop artists Jay-Z and Kanye West.













The Runaway is Kyle Abraham’s first work for New York City Ballet, as well as his first work for a ballet company. The ballet for eight dancers premiered at the Company's 2018 Fall Gala, and features lighting by Dan Scully, costumes by Giles Deacon, and music by Nico Muhly, James Blake, Jay-Z, and Kanye West.

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Credits

Music
Quiet Music from Three Etudes, Part I: Material in Eb and Part II: Material in Sevenths from Drones & Violin, and Part III: The 8th Tune from Drones & Piano, "Don't Miss It", "Gotta Have It", "I Am a God", "I Love Kanye", "I Thought About Killing You", "Next Lifetime", "Ni**as in Paris", "POWER"
Premiere
September 27, 2018, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Ashley Bouder, Jonathan Fahoury, Sara Mearns, Roman Mejia, Georgina Pazcoguin, Taylor Stanley, Sebastian Villarini-Velez, Peter Walker

Length
30 min.
Costumes by
Giles Deacon
Lighting by
Dan Scully