Fri Mar 15–Sun Mar 17, 2024

Robert Moses’ KIN

29th Home Season
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Robert Moses’ KIN presents

New Legacies: One Act Dances
Three Choreographers, Three Composers, Three Writers Create

New Legacies: One Act Dances is the 29th explosive season of Robert Moses’ KIN, the never-predictable San Francisco institution that continues to push boundaries, create culture, and shape art.

New Legacies: One Act Dances is a full evening of original live music, dance, and theater. The evening features a collaborative triptych among three choreographers, three composers, three writers, and a cast of 16 dancers coming together for the first time, to create a work composed around the challenged moment we find ourselves in regarding a growing global impulse toward educational suppression, cast restriction, and censorship.

Artistic Director Robert Moses emphasizes, “Censorship concerns, particularly the uncertainty faced by educators about teaching in their classrooms, are at the heart of this issue. Throughout history, libraries have been demolished and reconstructed to rewrite the narratives of our society aligning them with the interests of those in power. This process of erasure involves the elimination of individuals through the erasure of their stories.”



“Robert Moses, with his dance company, KIN, not only creates some of the most gorgeous movement on stage anywhere, but also is committed to tackling ideas of race, class, culture and gender, and he does so successfully.”

– San Francisco Chronicle




Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies and its Impact
Saturday, March 16

How does narrative and identity impact creation from the classroom to the studio?

Join us for a pre-show panel reflecting on RMK’s Educational Programming, Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies, and the ways it shapes RMK’s creative process. Facilitated by Educational Program Coordinator, Christine Joy Ferrer (tinejoy), with panelists Brian Freeman, Freddy Martin, Cora McCoy, and Sharon Woodruff.

Brian Freeman, Panelist
Brian Maurice Freeman is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center, San Francisco. Under the auspices of the VictoryClub/Senior Wellness Program helping develop innovative artistic activities, (such as a podcasting class) for a Black centered and inclusive organization. Supporting the expression, health and well being of the way seniors live now. An actor, playwright, poet, performance artist, visual artist, arts administrator, filmmaker and, of course, a senior. Many awards include a Tony, Bessie and the CalArts/Alpert Award in Theatre.

Freddy Martin, Panelist
Freddy Martin is the Congregational Life & Community Engagement Manager at Glide Memorial Church, where he manages the 20+ Congregational Life groups. He also organizes, creates, and implements social & racial justice campaigns, community events, and movements with meaning & purpose. Freddy Martin graduated from Pacific School of Religion at Berkeley and received a Certificate In Ministry Studies. He is currently in his 3rd year of the Black Community Activist Researcher course at University of SF and served on the SF African American Reparations Advisory Council and helped win reparations for black San Franciscans. He is a performing artist, activist, and creator in the community. He has an AS Degree in Psychology from CCSF. Freddy enjoys being part of the decision-making and behind the scenes work creating events and movements with community that healthily and positively impacts many lives in San Francisco. An avid lover of God, People, & Life!

Christine Joy Ferrer, Moderator
Christine Joy Amagan Ferrer (a.k.a. Tine or tinejoy) is the Educational Program Coordinator for Robert Moses Kin. Creator, author and designer of The Divine Coloring Book. Tine is an INNER-disciplinary creative soul from San Francisco. A jack of all trades, a master of nothing but herself. She is a curator of spiritual wellness, cultural arts practitioner and healing arts facilitator. Rooted in Philippine, Haitian and Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance. Spirituality, folklore, indigenous art forms and rhythms across diasporas, of Spirit ground her. By day, she has been empowering youth through movement arts for over 15 years. By night, she is also a freelance designer, cultural and media producer. She delivers solutions for community organizations and individuals working towards the highest good of ALL. Through visual, written and embodied storytelling, she uses sacred healing practices, movement and design to guide the remembrance of the Divine within. She also coaches youth movement arts at AcroSports.


Let’s Talk: Book Bans, Erasure, and Creative Resistance
Sunday, March 17

How do you destroy an idea? Can a library ever be politically neutral? What lasting impacts do book bans have on cultural memory and identity?

Join us for a pre-show panel discussion featuring Oakland historian and librarian Dorothy Lazard and UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx studies professor Dr. Pablo Gonzalez in conversation with RMK Artistic Director Robert Moses. A distinguished librarian and author, Ms. Lazard is celebrated for her commitment to education and to sharing Oakland’s history. Dr. Gonzalez is a researcher of borderlands anthropology and critical race theory and praxis, as well as the Director of the Ethnic Studies Changemaker Project: Scaffolding Stories/Building Communities. RMK Board Member Mia Diawara will moderate the conversation. Together the speakers will explore the topics of educational censorship and the politics of erasure, and creative approaches to countering both.

Dorothy Lazard, Panelist
Dorothy Lazard grew up in San Francisco and Oakland during the height of the Black Arts Movement. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from San Francisco State University and a Master of Library and Information Studies from UC Berkeley where she began her career as a librarian in 1983. She joined the staff of the Oakland Main Library in 2000 where she was responsible for various collections including history, biography, genealogy, travel, architecture, and maps. From 2009 until her retirement in 2021, she managed the library’s Oakland History Center, where she hosted and delivered history lectures, mounted exhibits, and wrote articles for the community about Oakland history. She is widely celebrated for encouraging people of all ages, cultures, and educational levels to explore local history. She retired in 2021. She was the recipient of the Partners in Preservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oakland Heritage Alliance in 2022, and the Book Club of California’s Oscar Lewis Award for contributions to Western History in 2023. Along with her busy library career, Dorothy, who holds a MFA degree in Creative Nonfiction (Goucher College), has been a committed writer for decades. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including Oakland Noir; The Public Library: a photographic essay; Oakland Heritage Alliance News; and a number of literary anthologies. Her recently published memoir, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW WILL MAKE A WHOLE NEW WORLD, is her first book.

Dr. Pablo Gonzalez, Panelist
Dr. Pablo Gonzalez is a Continuing Lecturer in Chicanx and Latinx Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Gonzalez is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2022 from UC Berkeley. His research and teaching focus on questions of political and cultural resonance in social movements, the construction of Mexican criminality, dispossession, and insurgent histories amongst communities of color. Dr. Gonzalez is also the Director of the Ethnic Studies Changemaker Project, a multimedia center focused on amplifying the voices of communities of color through storytelling. He is originally from Berkeley and Richmond, California.

Mia Diawara, Moderator
Mia Diawara is a Manager of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Performance at Y Analytics–the internal ESG & Impact capability of private investment firm TPG–where she manages climate change strategy across the TPG investment portfolio, advising portfolio companies on climate resilience and emissions reduction and assessing the impact of TPG’s climate-related investments. Before joining TPG, Mia worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co, where she led diversity recruiting for the San Francisco Associate Consultant program and helped drive the implementation of Unconscious Bias & Inclusion training. Mia holds an M.S. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering and a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society—both from Stanford University–where she was actively involved in the dance community through student groups and faculty projects. She is humbled by the opportunity to support RMK in its mission.




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Fri, Mar 15
Sat, Mar 16
Sun, Mar 17

Run Time

120 minutes including intermission



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