Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton Present A SHOW OF HANDS, Now thru 10/26
Award-winning choreographer/directors Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will present the premiere of A Show of Hands--their new, site-specific performance event that explores touch, gesture and the infinite expressive powers and possibilities of the human hand-- in six performances October 17 through 26 in the Pottruck Family Atrium of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The work features an original score by Bay Area composer Dan Becker-performed by new contemporary ensemble, the Friction Quartet-a backdrop of hand drawings by Charles Moulton and six dancers. The free performances by Garrett + Moulton Productions will be given tonight, October 17, at Noon; Friday, October 18, at 3:30 PM; Saturday, October 19, at 1 PM; Thursday, October 24, at 1 PM; Friday, October 25, at 3:30 PM; and Saturday, October 26, at 1 PM, and the San Francisco Jewish Community Center is located at 3200 California Street. For more information, visithttp://garrettmoulton.org/.
"We believe that performance should help to generate a sense of community," observe Garrett and Moulton. "So we decided to present A Show of Hands in a locale that is actively engaged in the pursuit of offering creative and spiritual opportunities to hands, hearts and minds and supports a large and dynamic population at different times of the day. We are overjoyed to be presenting our work at the JCCSF."
A Show of Hands is made possible thanks to the support of New Music USA, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation and generous individual donors.
About the Artists
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 James Irvine Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kenneth Rainin 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 Izzie nominations for The Experience of Flight in Dreams and recognition by the San Francisco Chronicle for StringWreck as one of the "Top 10-Best Performances of 2008."