FRINGE PICK: Let My People Go Go



In his newest work, renowned choreographer Reggie Wilson examines the multiple iterations of Moses, secular and religious, as well as Moses’s mythical place in people’s imaginations. How do we lead and why do we follow? Moses(es) questions leadership and our many relationships to Moses. The story of Moses and the stories of migration ancient and modern are forever intertwined—and their effects on belief, culture, and body language are present throughout the world. Wilson turns these effects into stunning physical expression and an intense sensory experience. Wilson draws from the ritual and body languages of the blues and slave and spiritual cultures of Africa and Africans in the diaspora, and melds them with his own movement methods. Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain, Wilson traveled to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and Mali to consider the migration of African people into the world. The result is a rich, compelling, and provocative evening-length work choreographed for nine virtuosic dancers. MORE

MOSES(ES) Runs Sept. 19-21, various times, $29, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. For tickets, call 215-413-1318 or visit