Following the sold-out success of Garrett + Moulton’s 2014-15 production of The Luminous Edge, the company returned to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater to present Speak, Angels. This evening length work for 36 dancers, singers and instrumentalists, highlighted the vocal talents of singer Karen Clark and her ensemble, Vajra Voices. Composer/Musical Director Jonathan Russell assembled a full-length score that featured his own compositions as well as music by other traditional and contemporary composers, including Marc Mellits and Gustav Mahler. The piece investigated moments of spiritual illumination and celebrated the providential voices that guide us through our lives.
Reviews and Previews
San Francisco Chronicle: Allan Ulrich
"Choreographers Garrett and Moulton Prove their Superiority"
Dance Commentary: Heather Desaulniers
"Garrett + Moulton Productions' 'Speak, Angels'"
Bachtrack: Jaime Robles
"When Garrett + Moulton Speak, the Angels Dance"
ArtsSF: Paul Hertelendy
"Garrett + Moulton's Live Constellation of Dance"
San Jose Mercury News: Andrew Gilbert
"Garrett + Moulton's Newest Dance is a Massive Affair"
ARTISTIC DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton
Allison Zelles Lloyd
MOVEMENT CHOIR DANCERS
Yoshie Fujimoto Kateada
Hanna Rose Stangebye