When Robert Moses was a young member of Twyla Tharp Dance and ODC, he threw himself into performance with the spirit of an athlete. Today, his artistic life is less about performance, the “jumping over people’s heads,” and more about sharing—with himself, with students, with other dancers.
In addition to teaching at Stanford, Moses choreographs (recently for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) and leads the San Francisco-based Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company. He also writes, makes films and composes music. The track heard here is his own.
That backstage work isn’t only about preparation for something public. It’s also about letting dance escape the ego, letting movement justify its own existence. “It’s satisfying to just be in there doing it,” Moses says, “the amazing, beautiful, wonderful things that nobody else will ever see.”
Credit: Aaron Kehoe
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