DANCE 14AX modern dance:
Interested in putting your hands in the clay? In this hands-on course, dancers will investigate and re- choreograph some of Robert Moses’ signature works. Robert and long-term dancers in his company, Robert Moses’ Kin, will collaboratively guide students in intensive studio sessions as they revisit the significant issues, techniques, and directions in such seminal works as Word of Mouth, The Soft Sweet Smell of Firm Warm Things and Biography of Baldwin. Elements used to create the works will be re-investigated and re- framed through the lens of the students’ experience and perspective. Students will coordinate a showcase of excerpts of their remolded choreography.
This class will utilize the language of Robert Moses’ repertory to train dancers in the basics of Moses’ movement vocabulary. Students will improve and reinforce technical proficiency, artistic range, and performance skills. In addition, students will expand their movement range and vocabulary in a manner that demonstrates an increase in strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance through classical ballet and contemporary modern dance techniques.
traditions of creation Robert Moses and Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company
Robert Moses Since 2005 Robert 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 on campuses and at festivals 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). In addition he currently teaches on the faculties of ODC Dance Commons and Alonzo King Lines Dance Center.
Founded in 1995, Robert Moses’ Kin is considered by many to be one of the nation’s most prolific and exciting contemporary dance companies. Known for an eclectic movement vocabulary, ferocious dancing, and works addressing race, history, literary sources, even fables, family, and issues of faith, the company’s mission is to produce work that speaks to what is specific and unique in human nature. RMK’s extensive repertory includes full-scale collaborations with artists like the San Francisco Boys Chorus, Kid Beyond, Todd Reynolds, Marcus Shelby and Youth Speaks, as well as intimate dances set to the music of César Franck, the poetry of Carl Hancock Rux, the librettos of Anne Galjour, and the words of James Baldwin. More.
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