Continuing their string of hit collaborations including The Experience of Flight in Dreams, StringWreck and The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories, internationally recognized Bay Area choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton return from a sold out European tour to present their newest co-created dance theater work, Angles of Enchantment. Featuring dance, live music, and a whimsical theatrical landscape, the evening-length piece explores the human need to experience states of wonder in a time of increasing disenchantment and alienation.
Angles of Enchantment follows the journey of four dancers, including Tanya Bello, Carolina Czechowska, Tegan Schwab, and Nol Simonse, as they take on the malaise of modernity to affirm the transformative power of imagination and its capacity to free the human spirit from despair. Garrett and Moulton’s high-octane choreography is amplified by the contributions of Bay Area designer Margaret Hatcher whose sculptural, 3-dimensional designs and larger-than-life costumes propel the work through contrasting worlds of colorful exuberance and stark isolation and animate a series of characters, both real and imagined. Well-known San Francisco composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Whitehead performs original music live on stage using a variety of fantastical, self-made instruments.
Garrett + Moulton Productions is a San Francisco based performing arts organization co-directed by Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton. Initially founded in 2002 as Janice Garrett & Dancers, the collaborative company had its debut last year with the critically acclaimed full-length work, The Experience of Flight in Dreams. Dedicated to the presentation of live performances of dance, music, and other theater arts, the Company produces an annual home performance season, tours nationally and internationally, and offers an array of educational programs designed to enhance awareness of the power of artistic expression to transform individual and collective experience.
Charles Moulton is a Guggenheim Award winner and a founding co-director of Performance Space 122 in downtown Manhattan. He is acclaimed for his Precision Ball Passing works in which large groups of volunteers work together to solve a living puzzle. He has created works for the Joffrey Ballet, Baryshnikov's White Oak Project and numerous other international dance companies.
Janice Garrett is an internationally active choreographer and dance educator. Honored in 2004 as one of Dance Magazine’s top “25 to Watch,” she has choreographed more than 20 works for her company in addition to receiving commissions for dance companies and performance groups throughout the US and Europe.
Peter Whitehead is a composer, performer, instrument builder and visual artist. He composes for film and dance, often performing live with dancers. In addition to working with Garrett + Moulton, he has composed music for Sarah Shelton Mann, Susan Marshall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Matt Dillon among others.
Margaret Hatcher has created costumes for film, opera, theater and dance. Her design credits include the San Francisco Opera’s production of The Ballad of Baby Doe and WGBH/Boston’s Between the Lions, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. A graduate of the Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion, she has received grants from the WA Gerbode Foundation and Peter S. Reed Foundation.
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