Reign Dance

In the true spirit of EcoArts, a co-sponsor of its performance here, Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company will blend art and issues of global ecology in Reign Forest, a new short work commissioned by the month-long arts/science series (along with the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins and the University of Denver’s Newman Center). It will be the cherry on top of an entire evening of dance presented by the celebrated troupe that, according to Newman Center executive director Stephen Seifert, fits right in with the overlying theme of both EcoArts and the center’s new season: “What should I do?,” referencing the role of art and artists in the ongoing civic dialogue.

Clearly, Moses was a logical choice. “We knew he would be interested in creating a new work with us, and many of his past works have been fired by social issues,” Seifert says. And Moses, he adds, “describes the work as exploring the ways in which people relate to each other today: how the way we treat each other is similar to how we relate to and treat the global environment.” That is, it stirs up something that needs fixing.

The company performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center, 2344 East Iliff Avenue; a free Behind the Curtain talk precedes the show at 6:30. For tickets, $28 to $52, visit or call 303-357-ARTS.
Sat., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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