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From Opera House to Storefront to Black Box;
From Stillness to Gesture to Leap;
From Actor to Singer to Dancer;
Spanning Styles and Genres;
Monologue Festivals, Forward Theater Company
At top: Don Giovanni (directed by Elise Sandell, assistant directed by Maureen Janson, produced by Madison Opera, photo by James Gill),
Maureen brings experience, confidence, positive energy and a strong work ethic to dance choreography, movement direction and stage direction for live performance and film.
Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier
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-Maureen speaks about directing for Forward Theater Company's production of Out of the Fire-The Banned Books Monologues. Read the article here.
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS:
"Maureen Janson’s choreography is pure fun, and is deftly executed." -Chicago Sun-Times
"Janson reminds me of choreographer Paul Taylor with her musicality and penchant for inserting quirky elements that let us see traditional ballet vocabulary in a new way." -Isthmus
"Choreographer Maureen Janson contributed mightily to the power of this play's physical prowess" -Dane 101
"Fortunately for Maureen Janson, her work really is smart: it has a visceral impact... This company surprised me with its ragged force, dark humor, and enigmatic but powerful sense of theater. " -Chicago Reader
Madison, WI, Chicago, IL USA
Maureen's choreography was hailed as the "Best of 2016" by Isthmus, Madison, WI
-Maureen was awarded the prestigious Choreography and Performance Award from the Wisconsin Dance Council.
She also is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the state of Wisconsin.
2018-1776, Four Seasons Theatre, Choreographer
2017-How is This the World, (film) Chicago, Choreographer
2017-By the Bog of Cats, Artistic Home, Chicago, Choreographer/Movement Director
2017- Line Breaks, Director
2016-Stupid F*cking Bird, UW-Madison, Choreographer/Movement Director