20th Anniversary Season

October 6-9, 2022 @ ODC Theater Special Gala Celebration Saturday, October 8

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This year marks the company’s 20th anniversary season. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with our fall season at ODC Theater, our first live theatrical performance in over three years! The production will feature 18 dancers and live music performed by a fantastic ensemble of Bay Area musicians including guest vocalist Karen Clark. Four shows only October 6-9 with special post-show gala party on Saturday, October 8th.

20th Anniversary Season

Garrett + Moulton Productions celebrates its 20th anniversary October 6-9 with the world premieres of a new work by Janice Garrett and an animated film by Charles Moulton. In addition, the company of 18 dancers and 6 musicians will perform a theatricalized version of Garrett’s Roll Out, which premiered in the Fall of 2021 at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Music will be performed live with conductor Jonathan Russell, long-time Garrett + Moulton collaborator, contralto Karen Clark and six instrumentalists. Performances will be given Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 6, 7 and 8, at 7:30 pm and a matinee Sunday, October 9, at 3 pm. Tickets are priced $28-36; $36 General Admission, $32 Seniors and $28 Students and Groups of 10 or more.

Garrett + Moulton Productions’ company dancers include Amy Foley, Jenna Marie Graves, ArVejon Jones, Nol Simonse, and Juliann Witt who are joined in Roll Out by guest dancers Corey Brady, Jessica DeFranco, Sarah Emmons, Claire Fisher, Colin Frederick, Emily Hansel, Olivia Holston, Erik Lee, Marlayna Locklear, Nicole Maimon, Chelsea Mulholland, Jordan Wanderer and Alice Wells.

In celebration of Garrett + Moulton Productions’ anniversary, a special benefit gala supporting the company’s community engagement and outreach programs will follow the performance on Saturday, October 8. Join us for a festive champagne and dessert reception! Tickets for the full-evening, including performance and post-show party are priced as follows: $75 Gala Patron, $150 Gala Benefactor and $500 Gala Angel. Please note that only a very limited number of General Admission (non-Gala) tickets are available for the Saturday night show.

Garrett + Moulton company dancers Jenna Graves & Amy Foley. Photo by RJ Muna

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The 20th anniversary performances feature the world premiere of a new work by Janice Garrett, Threnody, an intimate, expressive quintet that investigates the deep feeling states and emotions that surround shared experiences of love and loss. Set to a selection of baroque arias and instrumental music by Bach, Handel, Purcell and Rameau featuring contralto Karen Clark, the work continues Garrett’s long-running choreographic exploration of the binding nature of collective experience and the uplifting support found in our shared humanity.

The premiere of Charles Moulton’s first ever animated film, Angry Bear, features the choreographer, director, visual artist, author and filmmaker’s colorful drawings and text in a collaboration with designer/animator Olivia Ting and composer Christopher Benstead. The film is both whimsical and poignant; a journey through a landscape of pure imagination. The text has autobiographical points of reference such as Moulton’s experiences dancing with Merce Cunningham and working with John Cage as metaphors for the broader interconnections of the creative experience and artistic evolution.

Completing the evening will be the reprise of Garrett’s ebullient and affirmative 2021 large group work, Roll Out. Eighteen dancers and seven musicians joyously careen through a tour-de-force celebration of emerging from times of challenge with hope and energy. Roll Out is set to the driving rhythms and soaring lyricism of composer Marc Mellit’s music and incorporates Precision Ball Passing, one of Moulton’s iconic and signature works. Roll Out enthusiastically underscores the joy of the “us” above the isolation of the individual.

Made possible with the support of San Francisco Grants for the Arts and generous individual donors.


Health & Safety/Covid Protocols:

ODC Theater requires that all audience members are fully vaccinated. “Fully Vaccinated” means: two weeks have passed since completing the primary vaccination series (2 doses Pfizer or Moderna, 1 dose Johnson & Johnson). You will be asked to show your physical vaccination card, a photo of your card, or your digital vaccination QR code with your photo ID upon arrival at the theater.

Masks are required for all Garrett + Moulton Productions' performances. For audience members attending the Saturday, October 8th gala celebration, the post-show reception will be held in the spacious Town Hall of the ODC Dance Commons which has hospital-grade HVAC and allows for social distancing.