Robert Moses


About Robert Moses

Choreographer Robert Moses founded Robert Moses’ Kin in 1995 and since then has created numerous works of varying styles and genres for his highly praised dance company. Robert Moses creates dances that speak to our times: His work is a powerful combination of athletic technique, rhythmic complexity, a fusion of different dance styles, and gestural detail. He explores topics ranging from oral history in African American culture to the life and work of author James Baldwin, the isolation found in new love to the dark side of contemporary urban culture, and the simple joyous expressions of pure movement.

Moses and his company have been honored with many prestigious grants and awards, among these are two Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, the Bonnie Bird North American Choreography Award, a San Francisco Bay Guardian “Goldie” and the SF Weekly “Black Box” Award. Moses has held residencies at ODC Theater and in the San Francisco public schools as part of the San Francisco Arts in Education Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program, and was a Duke/Wattis Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He has performed with his company at many nationally esteemed venues such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Colorado Dance Festival, and the Bates Dance Festival. He has created commissioned works for Oakland Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Lawrence Pech Dance Company, Robert Henry Johnson Dance Company, Savage Jazz Dance Company and England’s Transitions Dance Company of the Laban Centre. His work has been performed nationally and internationally, including England, Italy and Ireland.

Moses’ film and theater credits include major productions for the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, New Conservatory Theater, Los Angeles Prime Moves Festival (L.A.C.E.), Olympic Arts Festival, and Black Choreographers Moving Toward the 21st Century. Mr. Moses has collaborated with many notable artists, among them are Julia Adam, Margaret Jenkins, Alonzo King, Sara Shelton Mann, SoVoSo, Marcus Shelby, Keith Terry, Frank Boehm and Will Power.

A much sought-after teacher, Moses has been a lecturer at Stanford University since 1995 and teaches ongoing technique classes at San Francisco Dance Center. He has been a master teacher or guest faculty at the Bates Dance Festival, Colorado Dance Festival, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, University of Texas, University of Nevada, Mills College, San Jose State University, Saint Mary’s College, California Dance Educators Association, American College Dance Festival, and San Francisco Dance Center.

Prior to establishing Robert Moses’ Kin, Moses has danced in Twyla Tharp Dance, ODC/San Francisco, Long Beach Ballet, Walt Disney World Productions, and Gloria Newman Dance Theater, among others.