Janice Garrett is an internationally active choreographer and dance educator who began her career as a dancer with Dan Wagoner and Dancers. Honored in 2004 as one of Dance Magazine’s top “25 to Watch,” she has received commissions from companies throughout the US and Europe. Her choreographic grants include awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, and San Francisco Grants for the Arts. Honors include a 2010 Isadora Duncan Dance Award (“Izzie”) for “Best Company Performance” for her collaboration with Charles Moulton on “The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories,” three 2011 Izzies for “The Experience of Flight in Dreams,” and recognition by the San Francisco Chronicle for “StringWreck” (2008) and “The Luminous Edge” (2014) as one of the “Top 10 Dance Performances of the Year.”
Guggenheim Award winner Charles Moulton began his career dancing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1973-1976. He has created works for the Joffrey Ballet, Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project and many other dance companies in the US and abroad. He is the winner of a 1989 Dorothy Chandler Arts Achievement Award and has received support for his work from the NEA, NYSCA, The Jerome Foundation, and Meet the Composer/Choreographer. Moulton has directed theater and opera and has created works for film and television including choreography for 1,000 dancers in the Matrix Reloaded. He is a founding co-director of Performance Space 122 in downtown Manhattan and is widely regarded for his signature work Precision Ball Passing in which large groups work together to solve a living puzzle. He has most recently completed a new version of this work, 72-Person Ball Passing, for the Fall for Dance North festival in Toronto. Moulton has been active as a visual artist for 12 years. His work has been featured at the Pro-Arts Gallery, Oakopolis, and Terminus Gallery in downtown Oakland.