Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson makes rich, sensual, complex dances that vibrate with the layered histories of the African diaspora. Receiving its California premiere, his full–length Moses(es) is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston's vernacular retelling of the biblical Moses story and combines his own experiences traveling to North Africa to understand the migration of Africans with extensive research into black culture, movement, and spiritual traditions. The result is a powerful investigation of the nature of leadership—who leads? who follows?—in our contemporary culture.

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RESIDENCY
REGGIE WILSON/FIST AND HEEL PERFORMANCE GROUP
Moses(es)

Sept 21–24, 2017

Public Forum
Thu, Sept 21, 3pm
Geballe Room, Stephens Hall

Joining Generations discussion about how issues of ancestry and legacy factor into the work of choreographer Reggie Wilson. With Wilson and Prof. Brandi Wilkins Catanese (Depts. of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and African American Studies), and the Dance Studies Working Group.

Free and open to the public.

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A Conversation with Reggie Wilson
Thu, Sept 21, 6pm
The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way

Choreographer Reggie Wilson discusses his full-length Moses(es), and how it was inspired by Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain.

$5 (includes one free non-alcoholic drink); tickets available in advance (recommended) or at the door.

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Community Shout
Fri, Sept 22, Noon
Hearst Gymnasium, Room 230

Ecstatic religious rituals first practiced by African slaves, ring shouts are still enacted in many African-American churches today. Participants in this transcendent event will join together, singing remarkable songs from the African diaspora.

Free and open to the public. Advance registration requested. Capacity is limited.

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Post-performance Talk
Sat, Sept 23
Zellerbach Hall

With choreographer Reggie Wilson and Cal Performances associate director Rob Bailis.

Free to ticket holders.

Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.

Program Notes
Program Notes


Program notes are available online approximately one week before the performance.

Multimedia
Multimedia

Moses(es) – a short film


Moses(es) Promotional Sizzle

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