3153 17th Street
San Francisco, California 94110

Thurs.-Sat., June 7-9 and June 14-16, 8pm, and Sun., June 10 and June 17, 2pm

Robert Moses' Kin announces The BY Series, a new performance series and choreographic commissioning project, which this year features Robert Moses' Kin dancing 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, exploring the renovation over time of historically racist iconography. Following RMK's successful spring season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The BY Series offers Bay Area audiences two more weeks to see Robert Moses' Kin. Performances are June 7 -10 and June 14-17. Show times are 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at ODC Theater in San Francisco.

For The BY Series Fenley is setting her 2011 quartet The Vessel Stories, a work in three parts set to String Quartet #4 (Buczak) by Philip Glass. Alayo and Bell each will create new works.

Moses' Scrubbing the Dog is a full company work exploring how 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.

"The BY Series gives the dancers the opportunity to experience the work of other choreographers and for audiences to see another side of Robert Moses' Kin," explains Moses. Since its founding, RMK has commissioned works from several prestigious choreographers, including Julia Adam, Alonzo King, Sara Shelton Mann, Margaret Jenkins, Joanna Haigood, Amy Seiwert, Alex Ketley, and Robert Henry Johnson, among others.

"These are all choreographers I admire and who have totally different creative perspectives from each other and from myself," says Moses. "I'm happy to watch their work and even more eager to see what the RMK dancers do with it."

Official Website: http://www.robertmoseskin.org

Added by FullCalendar on May 17, 2012

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