Reading by Charles Moulton
As a part of the Cunningham Centennial, choreographer and Dominican University of California faculty member Charles Moulton will ready from his memoir. Listen as Moulton shares stories of joining the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at 19, learning to play chess from John Cage and smoking cigars with Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Charles Moulton (born Minneapolis, Minnesota July 13, 1954) is an internationally recognized choreographer who has staged dances on Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project, The Joffrey Ballet, The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, The Ohio Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Gauthier Dance (Stuttgart) and many other companies in the US and abroad. He is a Guggenheim Award winner, a Dorothy Chandler Arts Achievement winner and a co-founding director of Performance Space 122 in downtown Manhattan. He is co-artistic director of Garrett+Moulton Productions, a San Francisco based performing arts organization that presents live dance and music. Moulton is most widely known for his signature work “Ball Passing” in which teams of performers standing on bleachers pass brightly colored balls to each other to create a living human puzzle.
Photo Credit: Alonzo King LINES Ballet I BFA Program I Quinn Wharton