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In association with YBCA
Robert Moses’ Kin: RISE
January 23, 2014 - January 26, 2014
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater


Robert Moses’ Kin
In association with YBCA
Thu-Sun, Jan 23-26, 8 PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
Lower Orchestra: $45; Upper Orchestra: $35; Terrace: $25
YBCA member, student, senior discounts available

Robert Moses’ Kin, in association with YBCA, presents RISE, the company’s 19th Annual San Francisco Season. Described by The Huffington Post as “a visually delicious beast that never comes short of dazzling the senses,” Robert Moses’ Kin presents this evening of original choreography by Artistic Director Robert Moses, including two world premieres Profligate Iniquities set to Sephardic romances (traditional Jewish music from Spain) and The Slow Rise of a Ridged Man, a solo to be performed by Robert Moses. The program will also feature a reprise of Moses’ 2013 work NEVABAWARLDAPECE, featuring music and text by Carl Hancock Rux, Laura Love, Corey Harris, and Paul Carbonara. A short post-performance Q&A will be held following all four performances.

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  • Robert Moses’ Kin: RISE
    Jan 23, 2014 8:00pm
    Jan 24, 2014 8:00pm
    Jan 25, 2014 8:00pm
    Jan 26, 2014 8:00pm
    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater

    Lower Orchestra: $45; Upper Orchestra: $35; Terrace: $25
    YBCA member, student, senior discounts available

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Artist Bio

About Robert Moses’ Kin
Since founding Robert Moses' Kin in 1995 in San Francisco, choreographer Robert Moses has collaborated with prominent dancers, musicians, composers, sculptors, authors, poets, and designers to realize the concept of dance as a unifying form of art, an art form that speaks broadly from a specific place. While touring nationally and creating over 90 original works, Robert Moses' Kin has earned a host of awards, including four Isadora Duncan Awards (IZZIES), the Bonnie Bird North American Choreography Award, a Bay Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery Award in Dance (Goldie), and a SF Weekly Black Box Award for Choreography.

The company has commissioned works from choreographers Alonzo King, Sara Shelton Mann, Margaret Jenkins, KT Nelson, Joanna Haigood, Julia Adam, Amy Seiwert, Alex Ketley, Sidra Bell, Ramon Ramos Alayo, and Robert Henry Johnson. In addition, Moses has collaborated with numerous other artists including Ian Robertson and the San Francisco Boys Chorus, Ann Glajour, Kid Beyond, Todd Reynolds, Marcus Shelby, SoVoSo, Keith Terry, Will Power, Frank Boehm, Joe Venegoni, Dan Reiter, Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble, and the poets of Youth Speaks.

Robert Moses' Kin has performed throughout California; in New York City; at the Luckman Center in Los Angeles; Sun Valley, Idaho; Columbia College in Chicago; Cincinnati Dance Theater; Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival; Fall for Dance/City Center; Bates Dance Festival; Colorado Dance Festival; and elsewhere.

Artistic Director Robert Moses has created a broad repertory of works of varying styles and genres. His work explores topics ranging from oral traditions in African American culture (Word of Mouth); the life, times, and work of author James Baldwin (Biography); and the dark side of contemporary urban culture (Cause); to the nuanced complexities of parentage and identity (The Cinderella Principle); the interception of faith and fables in modern life (Fable & Faith); and the simple joy and expressive power of pure movement (Toward September, Other Gods, The Soft Sweet Smell of Firm Warm Things).

In addition to his work for the company, Moses has choreographed for San Francisco Opera, Ailey II, Philadanco, Cincinnati Ballet, Eco Arts, Transitions Dance Company of the Laban Center in London, African Cultural Exchange (UK), Bare Bones (UK), Oakland Ballet, Moving People Dance, and Robert Henry Johnson Dance Company, among others. He has choreographed for film, theater, and opera, with major productions for the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, New Conservatory Theater, Los Angeles Prime Moves Festival (L.A.C.E.), and Olympic Arts Festival.

Since 2005, Moses has been Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University, where he has been on the dance faculty since 1995. A highly regarded master teacher and educator, he has taught throughout the United States, including Bates Dance Festival, Colorado Dance Festival, Goucher College, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, University of Texas, and University of Nevada. Moses has been a returning guest artist at the Northwest Dance Project and a mentor with Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME). He conducts movement and performance workshops internationally.

Performances of Robert Moses’ Kin are made possible by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and many generous individuals. The New England Foundation for the Arts made the presentation of NEVABAWARLDAPECE possible for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The company has been the recipient of major funding from San Francisco Arts Commission, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Rockefeller MAP Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, California Arts Council, The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and the David E. Kaun Fund and Walter & Elise Hass Fund.

YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
Koret Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Performance 13-14 is made possible in part by:
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Additional Funding for YBCA Performance 13-14:
Zellerbach Family Foundation
Panta Rhea Foundation
New England Foundation for the Arts
and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts