Robert Moses' Kin: The BY Series, Work From New Choreographers
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Liss Fain Dance, San Francisco's own acclaimed contemporary company, premieres the latest in its signature series of performance installations, The Imperfect Is Our Paradise, inspired by William Faulkner's stream-of-consciousness novel The Sound and the Fury. Fain's innovative productions provide a new kind of interactive arts experience, as the audience can choose to either stay seated or move around and check out the set, sound environment and dancers from a variety of different viewpoints. This new work by Fain and composer Dan Wool delves into the evolution of relationships through solo, duo and group dances, while incorporating text from Faulkner's book as part of the rhythmic landscape. Learn More
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Some great work, but some boring work that went on and on. The Alayo piece that I really went to see was completely dropped from the program last week, and they neglected to note it on their website, on ODC's website, or on Goldstar's website. Wouldn't have gone had I known.
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Read an interview with Robert Moses about this new series.
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“Robert Moses’ choreography not only moves you, it makes you want to move…. His is sophisticated dance, smart work for smart people.” —San Francisco Chronicle
" … [W]hy put Molissa Fenley, Ramon Ramos Alayo, and Sidra Bell … together? Like Moses, they speak with powerful 21st century voices from within the African Diaspora. Fenley spent formative years in Nigeria, Alayo in Cuba, and Bell, the youngest of the three, started her company as a community project in Harlem. Yet these artists couldn’t be more different from each other, and that’s the point." —SF Bay Guardian
In June 2012 Robert Moses’ Kin will launch The BY Series, a new choreographic commissioning project, which this year features works by guest choreographers Molissa Fenley, Sidra Bell and Ramon Ramos Alayo. On the same program, the company will perform the world premiere of Robert Moses’ Scrubbing the Dog, a full company work exploring show historically racist and otherwise offensive cultural iconography has become “scrubbed” of its original meanings over the course of time. For this work Moses once again is collaborating with lighting designer Elaine Buckholtz and composer/musician Paul Carbonara, currently with Mary McBride and formerly of the iconic 80’s rock band, Blondie.
This event is appropriate for children ages 12 or older.