Arts and Culture

Newman Center to host Robert Moses’ Denver premiere

Robert Moses’ Kin dance company will perform for the first time in Denver at the Newman Center on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

According to Newman Center Executive Director Stephen Seifert, hosting Robert Moses’ Kin achieves one of the center’s primary objectives — attracting a variety of artists in Denver.

Denver audience members will be the first to see Robert Moses’ newest piece, Reign Forest. The piece — co-commissioned by EcoArts of Boulder, Lincoln Center Fort Collins and the Newman Center — explores issues related to climate change and sustainable living.

Company founder and choreographer Robert Moses routinely draws on human experiences for inspiration.

“My work expresses my concern with the honor, dignity, truth and potential of real people. Human lives and beliefs are the material, the choreographic elements, of my work,” Moses says.

While in Denver Moses will participate in a number of community events.

On Friday, Sept. 26, Moses will participate in “Topics for Our Times: An Open Discussion on Dance and Race,” along with Cleo Parker Robinson and tap dancer Harriet Butcher. Moses will discuss Reign Forest and show clips ofBiography, a piece set to a radio recording from 1960 which features Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry and others.

The night of the performance Moses and Marda Kirn, founder and executive director of EcoArts, will give a “Behind the Curtain” lecture beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event, on sale now, are $52 for orchestra and parterre, $38 for mezzanine and $28 for balcony. Parking is included.

Tickets can be purchased through the Newman CenterRitchie Center and Ticketmaster box offices. For more information, call the Newman Center at 303-871-7720.

Read about Moses’ Sept. 27 talk about performing arts and social issues.

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