I reviewed San Francisco company Robert Moses? Kin for the Chronicle today. The dancing looked fabulous, the world premiere less so:
?The company looked as if it had arrived Thursday night, dancing with bite in a program of three Moses favorites and one misfire of a world premiere, which repeats at the Jewish Community Center’s Kanbar Hall through next weekend.
The disappointment in question sounded good on paper. Moses is a choreographer of impressive emotional range, and in his works about the African American experience especially, sparks fly. “The President’s Daughter” purported to investigate the double lives of men like Thomas Jefferson and Strom Thurmond, who both secretly fathered black children. Hypocrisy and outrage: Past Moses works have covered this terrain with no-holds-barred intensity. But “The President’s Daughter” kept warming up to an explosion that never quite ignited.?