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A large-scale, evening-length dance theater work made in collaboration with composer, instrumentalist, and music director Jonathan Russell.Created By: Garrett + Moulton Productions
An evening length dance theater work exploring themes of grace and transcendence made in collaboration with composer Jonathan Russell.Created By: Garrett + Moulton Productions
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Garrett + Moulton ProductionsSan Francisco, CA
Garrett + Moulton Productions is a San Francisco based performing arts organization that is co-directed by choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton. Dedicated to the presentation of live performances of dance and music, the company produces an annual home season, tours internationally, and offers engaging educational programs locally, throughout the US, and abroad. The company was initially founded in 2002 as “Janice Garrett & Dancers.” In 2005, Janice initiated new alliances designed to deepen the company’s connection to community and stretch her work in new directions. As a part of this initiative, she began working with internationally recognized choreographer Charles Moulton. Since 2008 they have collaborated on seven evening-length works that have received popular and critical acclaim. Honors include recognition by the San Francisco Chronicle for The Luminous Edge (2014) and StringWreck (2008) as among the “Top 10-Best Performances of The Year,” three 2011 Isadora Duncan Dance Award (“lzzie”) nominations for The Experience of Flight in Dreams,” and a 2010 Izzie Award for “Best Company Performance” for The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories. Recognizing the potency of their creative dialogue, they formalized their partnership in 2010 and formed “Garrett + Moulton Productions.” Together, they continually expand the scope of their work by incorporating large-scale casts and multiple artistic forms into their productions. Their success has distinguished them among contemporary movement artists and practitioners, prompting veteran reviewer Paul Hertelendy of the San Jose Mercury News to describe their acclaimed 2016 Speak, Angels as “… arguably the biggest show by the smallest on-going dance company in San Francisco.”
Janice Garrett is an internationally active choreographer and dance educator. After receiving a degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and an MA in Dance from Mills College, she moved to New York where she was a member of Dan Wagoner and Dancers from 1984-89. In 1990 she began a freelance career, receiving commissions from companies and performance groups throughout the US and Europe. Garrett presented her first full season in San Francisco in May 2001 and subsequently in 2002 formed her company, Janice Garrett & Dancers. Honored as one of Dance Magazine’s top “25 to Watch”, Garrett has created more than 25 original works for her company and has received choreography grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, Irvine Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Gerbode Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Wattis Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.
Guggenheim Award winner Charles Moulton began his career dancing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1973-1976. He has created works for the Joffrey Ballet, Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project and many other dance companies in the US and abroad. He is the winner of a 1983 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 1989 Dorothy Chandler Arts Achievement Award, and has received grants from the NEA, NYSCA, The Jerome Foundation, and Meet the Composer/Choreographer. Moulton has directed theater and opera and has created works for film and television including choreography for 1,000 dancers in The Matrix Reloaded. He is a founding co-director of Performance Space 122 in downtown Manhattan and is widely regarded for his signature work Precision Ball Passing in which large groups work together to solve a living puzzle. He recently completed 72-Person Ball Passing for the Fall for Dance North Festival in Toronto.
The Sixes – Excerpt from “The Luminous Edge”
This is an excerpt from “The Luminous Edge,” choreographed by Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton and presented at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, September 18-21, 2014 and July 9-12, 2015. The music is “Nina’s Dance,”composed by Marc Mellits and arranged by Jonathan Russell. This excerpt illustrates Garrett and Moulton’s work with an 18-person movement choir, their 6 dance soloists, and an ensemble of 8 musicians.
The Wall of Tears – Excerpt from “The Luminous Edge”
This is an excerpt from “The Luminous Edge,” choreographed by Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton and presented at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, September 18-21, 2014 and July 9-12, 2015. The music is “Mara’s Lullaby,” composed by Marc Mellits and arranged by Jonathan Russell. This excerpt illustrates Garrett and Moulton’s work with an 18-person movement choir, 2 of their company dance soloists, and an ensemble of 8 musicians.
Excerpt from “The Experience of Flight in Dreams”
This excerpt is the opening section of “The Experience of Flight in Dreams,” an evening length work choreographed by Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton and presented at San Francisco’s ODC Theater, June 12, 2011. The music is composed by Marc Mellits and arranged by Jonathan Russell.