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About Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton
In 2005 Janice Garrett & Dancers initiated a series of artistic alliances designed to deepen the Company’s connection to community and stretch its work in new directions. As a part of this initiative, Artistic Director Janice Garrett began to work with internationally recognized choreographer Charles Moulton. In 2008 Garrett and Moulton embarked on their first full-scale collaboration StringWreck, an evening length piece featuring the Del Sol String Quartet. One of the SF Chronicle’s “Top 10-Best of 2008” performances, it explored points of friction and harmony between dancers and musicians as a metaphor for bridging cultural differences.
In 2009 Garrett and Moulton joined forces again to create The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories. Having played to sold out audiences each night of its April 2009 premiere, the production returned to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum for six encore performances. Thanks to all who attended the January 2010 performances!
Stay tuned for their next collaboration, The Experience of Flight in Dreams, slated to premiere in early 2011
The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories
Premiered in April 2009, The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories played to sold out houses at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Following on this success, the piece returned for six encore performances in January 2010. This taut, visceral work features a cast of 24 dancers, 8 musicians and singer/songwriter Odessa Chen, and floods the stage with movement, sound, and dramatic action in a dynamic exploration of individual and collective transformation.
Choreographer and ODC/Dance Artistic Director Brenda Way called it “"A gorgeous evening full of imagery, emotion, humor and humanity.”" American Conservatory Theater Artistic Director Carey Perloff said, “"It was one of my favorite performances of last season, filled with wit and immense theatricality, a rich combination of haunting solos and brilliant choral moments that look like what Brecht and Sophocles must have had in mind. This is a beautiful piece, worth seeing twice."”
For information regarding booking/touring, please call (415) 864-6716.”