Robert Moses' Kin (RMK) announces the world premiere of
"Trick Bags/Trap Doors/Painted Corners," created collaboratively by Robert Moses and guest choreographers Terence Marling and Latanya d. Tigner with two weekends of performances, May 12-14 and May 19-21 at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco.
"Trick Bags/Trap Doors/Painted Corners" looks at how parents leave their children vulnerable, how literally dangerous it is for children of different heritages to be friends if they buy into the ideas of colorblindness and meritocracy. The "trap doors" refers to the issue of trust between parents. Trust the police: They shoot you. Trust your friends: They use inherited advantage. Trust your parents: They lie and tell you to believe in the American dream. Trust your parents: They say don't believe in the American dream, thereby betraying your dreams.
Moses explains, "The work views parallel paths between children of different backgrounds as cultural time bombs, with possible futures periodically blown up then rebuilt with the impossibility of escaping an ever present parenting of past mistakes."
Structured as a triptych "Trick Bags" will include the centerpiece performance at Dance Mission Theater and two installments in the streets of San Francisco's historically Black Bayview neighborhood and the famed Powell Street Cable Car tourist attraction.
Moses has chosen choreographers Terence Marling and LaTanya d. Tigner as his creative collaborators for this work, having them choreograph independent sections of Trick Bags for his company. The music for Trick Bags is composed by PC Munoz, Moses, and Marling.
The Robert Moses' Kin company dancers are Norma Fong, Crystaldawn Bell, Katherine Disenhof, Vincent Chavez, Byron Roman, and Dazaun Soleyn. They will be joined by 20 guest dancers of RMK's ongoing Draft project.
Presented by Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company