RMK Around the Bay - February Performance
7 pm, February 22, 2020
Zohar Dance, Mountain View
Robert Moses, Artistic Director
Philein Wang, Executive Director
Norma Fong, Rehearsal Director
Mary Carbonara, Public Relations
Crystaldawn Bell, Keryn Breiterman-Loader, Vincent Chavez, Jenna Marie Graves, Emily Hansel,
ArVejon Jones, Kaia Makihara, Elena Martins, Jordan Wanderer, Juliann Witt
Choreography: Robert Moses
Music: Robert Moses / PC Muñoz / The Heathens / Cesar Franck / Frédérick Chopin
Text and Poetry: Robert Moses
Text from interviews used by permission
Black Woman, Black Girl (2017)
Jenna Marie Graves
Burying Children (2017)
Jenna Marie Graves and Kaia Makihara
A HISTORY OF THIS MOMENT (2019)
21 Fully Realized Incomplete Thoughts (2016) - Excerpts
The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix (2019) - Excerpts
Crystaldawn Bell and Arvejon Jones
The Supplicant (1996) - Excerpts
Keryn Breiterman-Loader, Elena Martins, Jordan Wanderer, Juliann Witt
The mission of Robert Moses’ Kin (RMK) is to produce art and opportunities for community, and further, to support what is specific and unique in our varied human natures. RMK is a platform for focused expressions on race, class, culture, belief, gender and aspiration . We use each as a medium through which we gain greater understanding of each other, and thereby give voice to the existence of expanded possibilities and our fullest potential. The work is meant as a testament to expressiveness of the human body, birthed by the spirit. Further, concerns for the honor, dignity, truth and potential of real people are enshrined in RMK's mission. By working with multiple populations as individuals and in groups, RMK works to strengthen and blur lines that define and separate us. As an African American male, a father, a parent of two children of blended heritage, an educator, a dancer, a choreographer, a lover of the Bay Area, an intellectual explorer, Moses seeks to speak with the voices of his heritage, to uncover and use the full promise an historically informed African American aesthetic with a Afro-humanist fully Futuristic bent, to honestly, respectfully, and clearly tell tales that need to be heard.
This evenings work was made possible by grants from: the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Grants for the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Logan family foundation.
We would also like to thank Michelle Branch, our fantastic Board of RMK and many generous individuals.
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