by Kyle Abraham


A work for five dancers, Kollide blends elements of ballet and hip hop in a fluid, sensual style that is uniquely Abraham’s. Rebecca Bengal of Vogue defines that style as one marked by “an original and politically minded downtown sensibility that doesn’t distinguish between genres but freely draws on a vocabulary that is as much Merce and Martha as it is Eadweard Muybridge and Michael Jackson.”



  • Choreography: Kyle Abraham
  • Lighting Design: Dan Scully
  • Costume Design: Kyle Abraham and BODYTRAFFIC
  • Running Time: 22 minutes
  • Premiere: The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, 2013

"Kollide is surely a timeless masterwork."

- Jean Lenihan, Los Angeles Times, October 2013

This work was generously underwritten by Nathan and Karen Sandler.


Making Of

Performance Highlights