GARRETT + MOULTON PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS STABAT MATER AND MAD BRASS

SEPTEMBER 6-9, 2018

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS THEATER, SAN FRANCISCO

 

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Garrett + Moulton Productions returns to YBCA Theater with a stellar cast of 23 dancers to present Stabat Mater and Mad Brass—an evening of two world premieres celebrating the resilience and joy of the human spirit. Together, these new works traverse a vivid visual, musical and theatrical landscape of both the sacred and profane, evoking a journey of transformation and exploring the capacity of the heart to meet adversity with love and grace. Since 2002, the company’s signature exuberance, lush physicality and deep soulfulness have delighted, moved and inspired Bay Area audiences.

Performances will be given Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 6, 7 and 8, at 8 pm and Sunday, September 9, at 3 pm. Tickets are priced $35-$42; $25 for students with valid ID; YBCA members, seniors, and groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount. A special benefit gala supporting Garrett + Moulton Productions’ community outreach programs will follow the performance on Saturday, September 8, and tickets for the full-evening including performance and reception are priced $75-$500.

 

About the Premieres

 

Set to Italian baroque composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s soaring work of the same name, Stabat Mater is an intimately reflective work that underscores the inner spirit. The piece inhabits a visually stark but emotionally charged landscape in which the dancers and movement choir ride dark undercurrents of grief and loss as they strive for transcendence. In contrast, Mad Brass propels the 23 performers through a colorful environment of unbound joy. Mad Brass includes visual elements designed by Moulton in a high-energy celebration and is set to recordings of Romanian Roma brass band music that has been described as ecstatic, hyper, adrenaline-fueled gypsy music affectionately referred to as “speed brass.”

“In a world increasingly filled with messages of fear, alienation and despair, we want to focus our work on images of light and hope,” say Garrett and Moulton. “We believe that performance is a powerful catalyst for change that can harness our collective imagination and encourage us toward acts of beauty and transformation. We strive to create life-affirming works of art that reflect our common human experience.”

 

These performances are made possible through the support of The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Fleishhacker Foundation and generous individual donors.

 

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