The Luminous Edge
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater San Francisco
Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will present the premiere of The Luminous Edge, a new evening-length dance theater work that explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth. The deeply expressive and theatrical work will feature six Garrett + Moulton dance soloists and an ensemble of 18 additional dancers who will serve as a “movement choir”—a theatrical form used by Garrett and Moulton in their 2009 and 2011 productions, The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories and The Experience of Flight in Dreams. Performances of The Luminous Edge will be given Thursday-Saturday, September 18-20, at 8 PM and Sunday, September 21, at 3 PM. In The Luminous Edge, Garrett and Moulton will expand their dedication to live music by incorporating a musical ensemble of seven musicians and one vocalist. The group will be led by musical director/composer Jonathan Russell—a longtime Garrett + Moulton collaborator who was nominated for an Izzie award for Outstanding Sound/Music Design for their 2011 production, The Experience of Flight in Dreams. Internationally renowned Bay Area contralto Karen Clark will sing material drawn from a variety of contemporary composers including Russell, Marc Mellits and avant-garde Finnish band Alamaailman Vasarat.