VIDEO INTERVIEWS & FEATURES
New Dance Partners
Robert Moses discussing his work "The Heart Thieves" (2014) with Michael Uthoff, NDP Artistic Advisor, Artistic Director, Dance St. Louis, and Mary Pat Henry, Artistic Director, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company. Complete program notes: https://www.jccc.edu/carlsen-center-presents/events/2020-2021/new-dance-partners-ultimate-collaboration.html
Robert Moses Kin Presents 'The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix'
Famed choreographer Robert Moses, artistic director of Robert Moses Kin, talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his latest work, "The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix," performing at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, June 14-16. For tickets go to ybca.org.
When Robert Moses was a young member of Twyla Tharp Dance and ODC, he threw himself into performance with the spirit of an athlete. Today, his artistic life is less about performance, the “jumping over people’s heads,” and more about sharing—with himself, with students, with other dancers. In addition to teaching at Stanford, Moses choreographs (recently for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) and leads the San Francisco-based Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company. He also writes, makes films and composes music. The track heard here is his own. That backstage work isn’t only about preparation for something public. It’s also about letting dance escape the ego, letting movement justify its own existence. “It’s satisfying to just be in there doing it,” Moses says, “the amazing, beautiful, wonderful things that nobody else will ever see.” Credit: Aaron Kehoe
Alvin Ailey: The Pleasure of the Lesson by Robert Moses
Award-winning choreographer Robert Moses’ first work for the Ailey company brings arresting visuals, a seductive score and sensual movement for ten dancers. His choreography has been described by The Huffington Post as “a visually delicious beast that never comes short of dazzling the senses.” Learn more: www.alvinailey.org/pleasure-lesson
Behind the Scenes of Robert Moses' Draft
Draft is a performance project of Robert Moses' Kin launched in 2006. The dancers appearing on stage contributed to this rendition of Draft. The content of Draft is created in brief encounters with choreographer Robert Moses with the intention of extracting essential movement and the unique individuality of each artist. The resultant works are as different as they are celebrations of the communities in which they are performed. In this rendition, Moses works with Seattle dancer students and graduates from UW and Cornish. Video Credits Producer: Bob Branom Associate Producer: Austin Siedentopf Videographer: Bruce Hutson Editor: Bob Zat
Interview, Robert Moses. Choregrapher, Dance Company Founder
(Taped 2007) Choreographer Robert Moses founded Robert Moses' Kin in 1995 and since then has created numerous works of varying styles and genres for his highly praised dance company. Robert Moses creates dances that speak to our times: His work is a powerful combination of athletic technique, rhythmic complexity, a fusion of different dance styles, and gestural detail. Arthur Bruzzone/Comcast Host - Producer: Arthur Bruzzone Co-Producer: Jon Bernstein
Presenting: Robert Moses' Kin, Mar 23 & 24, 2012 at the Aronoff Center
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT http://cincinnatiarts.org/index.jsp?eventDetail=1&event_id=1226 LEARN MORE AT http://cdt-dance.org/12moses San Francisco's Robert Moses' Kin has "rocketed in national reputation,...gaining notice for Moses' fast and furious, streetwise, yet, eloquent style and his bold way of exposing the hypocrises of race and gender in America" (San Francisco Chronicle). In Fable and Faith, there is text that is both spoken and projected on the proscenium, floor, and the dancers' bodies as part of the lighting design. Collaborating playwright, Anne Galjour began her career as a children's storyteller and shares Moses' passion for the power of fable: "Cultural tales and legends represent the ideal, and maybe the divine, because their images and symbols speak to the soul."