ROBERT MOSES’ KIN – 15th ANNIVERSARY SEASON PRESENTS A WORLD PREMIERE: THE CINDERELLA PRINCIPLE AT THE YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS FEB. 25th – 27th
Boundary breaking Robert Moses’ Kin dance company presents its remarkable new multi-media work, The Cinderella Principle, exploring identity and love in non-traditional families. Showcasing Moses’ dynamic choreographic style and athletic, intelligent dance, the project represents a creative process that has evolved from in-depth interviews with families throughout the Bay Area. RMK’s 15th Anniversary Home Season will also feature Toward September and Hush to be presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco on Thursday, February 25th through Saturday, February 27th at 8 pm.
The Cinderella Principle represents a first-time collaboration with award-winning documentary playwright Anne Galjour and an original score by nationally recognized violinist/composer Todd Reynolds performing live with star Bay Area beat boxer Kid Beyond. Video projections are created by Guggenheim fellow and Alpert Award winner Bill Morrison. Scenic design by Erik Flatmo, Costume Design by Mary Domenico and Lighting Design by Matthew Antaky.
The work investigates non-traditional familial identities, and reflects a new way of looking at and understanding interpersonal relationships. It also marks a significant new direction for the company, involving personal interviews as part of a deeply integrated inter-disciplinary collaborative process.
“I wanted to explore the disconnection between the traditional family unit and the new family, which I like to define as non-traditional or constructed,” says Moses. “Ultimately I hope The Cinderella Principle will represent a tapestry of voices about identity, race, class, gender, and finally, love.”
Choreographer Robert Moses has created over 80 works for dance, theater and film, and been the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and fellowships, including numerous project awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Irvine Dancemakers grant, the Bonnie Bird North American Choreography Award and three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards. Moses’ work has been commissioned and performed by numerous companies internationally. In his association with Stanford University since 1995, Moses is lecturer and Director of the Committee on Black Performing Arts.
“Nothing short of electrifying,” – the Chicago Sun Times.
Moses creates…“jewel-like dances built on classical form and enhanced by swivels, quirks and reverent pauses. Whether he’s using richly romantic taped music or rap, his carefully crafted lyricism contains moments of calm for reflecting, questioning or gathering strength.” – The Los Angeles Times.
Tickets ($20-$35) for the program to be presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, on February 25 – 27 may be purchased through the Box Office 415/978-2787 or online at Tickets at www.ybca.org/tickets
Click the link below to see a clip from a new documentary film about this project by Maria Vaz and Giovanni Vaz del Bello.