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On Black Imagination at the 2022 San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival [KQED]

When I interviewed San Francisco dance choreographer Robert Moses, I expected to use the recording to write a preview about his upcoming show. I didn’t expect that he would ask to incorporate the audio from our interview into a rehearsal for that very show. But Moses is big on challenging expectations.

Moses is the founder and artistic director of the San Francisco dance company Robert Moses’ Kin. His first aerial arts work will be performed at the San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival (SFAAF), taking place Aug. 19–21 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and CounterPulse.

“I said yes to this because it’s a risk,” Moses tells me about taking his choreography aloft. The festival, first held in 2014, commissions new work from Black choreographers, circus and aerial artists and centers their stories in what SFAAF founder Joanna Haigood calls a historically racist yet rapidly evolving field. …link to full length article at KQED.