Garet&Co: ECLIPSE 2024

Garet&Co: ECLIPSE 2024

Garet&Co presents the second annual ECLIPSE: an evening-length show of contemporary dancers searching for peace within chaos.

This year, Garet&Co presents an entire collection of works that were not showcased in ECLIPSE 2023– with the exception of one piece, “Come Recover Here,” which debuted in ECLIPSE 2023 as a duet, and has since been extended into a full group work. ECLIPSE 2024 will present a fan favorite work of Garet’s: “The Search.” Created in 2023, “The Search,” will be making its debut on a professional stage. In addition, ECLIPSE 2024 will showcase an excerpt from “everyday&everynight,” a piece Garet&Co toured with during Season 2, and “Something We Share,” created during the 2023 Garet&Co Residency.

Five brand new works, as well as a piece set on the company by Guest Choreographer Rya Greene, will be showcased. Rya Greene is a Connecticut-based queer and nonbinary choreographer, performer, teacher, and dance administrator. They describe their choreographic movement style as “focused on economic movement, resulting in a grounded and natural style that feels like a warm hug to the mover all while investigating dynamic shifts, minute details, and the body’s boundaries.”

Garet&Co is led by dance artist, educator, and choreographer, Garet Wierdsma. They are a professional contemporary dance company based in Northern CT, working to strengthen and celebrate the contemporary dance community in their local region. Their mission is to heal lives and let beauty shine through the art and practice of contemporary dance. Their vision is to create a safe, uplifting space where dancers at all levels can pursue their passions, experience the healing power of movement and performance, and embrace their personal strengths. Garet&Co strives to create art that comes from a place of truth; work that is both guttural and beautiful. Their work portrays themes of the struggle within one’s own mind, and the difficult tightrope walk of mental wellbeing. Garet&Co believes art changes the world, and is passionately and actively working to be generators of light through movement.

Garet&Co is thrilled to be presenting the second annual ECLIPSE, and cannot wait to share the heartbreak, joy, and catharsis of contemporary dance with the audience.  

ECLIPSE 2024 will be performed at Warner Theatre on January 20 & 21. Tickets are on sale now. Book here.

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