Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies Performances by Robert Moses' KIN

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Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies Performances by Robert Moses' KIN

Check out Robert Moses' KIN Dance Company perform a world premiere for FREE on Saturday, December 3rd at 2pm and 4pm.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco - Don Fisher Clubhouse 380 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94102

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Come and witness Robert Moses’ KIN (RMK) perform for FREE on Saturday, December 3rd! The professional dancers of RMK will perform a world premiere for the company’s intergenerational educational program, Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies, and the general public. This new piece is created and inspired by the work the company has done with elementary schoolers, middle schoolers, high schoolers, and elders throughout the past year. Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies educational workshops facilitate exploration and creativity among students of all levels to help them foster a connection to their authentic selves and their community.

Performances are on Saturday, December 3, at 2 pm and 4 pm at Don Fisher Clubhouse in San Francisco. Admission is free.

Throughout 2022, the professional teaching artists of Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies led workshops in multiple disciplines, including movement, music, and storytelling/creative writing. Teaching artist teams of 2-3 worked with approximately 145 students of all ability levels, predominantly BIPOC elders, high schoolers, middle schoolers, and elementary school students in underserved communities. The RMK dance artists also visited in person and studied video documentation of these workshops to create movements inspired by the stories of students. At the end of every session, RMK performs the work for students and their communities. 2022 participating students represent Don Fisher Boys & Girls Club, Balboa High School, Carver Elementary, San Francisco Community School, Visitacion Valley Middle School, and elders (44 years old and up) at Booker T. Washington Community Service Center. You won’t want to miss this incredible performance influenced by the stories of these communities!

ABOUT BOOTSTRAP: LYRIC LEGACIES

Robert Moses' KIN has reconstructed a collaborative educational and explorative outreach program called Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies. Working with the Performing Arts Department of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Booker T. Washington Community Service Center, and Boys & Girls Club, Bootstraps is an intergenerational curriculum that allows elders, high schoolers, middle schoolers, and elementary school students, of all ability levels, to explore multiple artistic disciplines in order to foster a connection to their authentic selves and to their community. The purpose of the workshops and curriculum is to uplift the voices and stories of all, with a focus on Black students of the diaspora and indigenous to this land and their stories.

Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies is funded by the "Storytelling and Narrative Shift for the Black Community in San Francisco" grant through the Human Rights Commission's new Dream Keeper Initiative (DKI).

Donate to Robert Moses' KIN and the Bootstraps program: www.robertmoseskin.org/donate