Gatsby Redux

Presented by Mixed eMotion Theatrix
Directed and Choreographed by Janet Roston
Projections by Joe LaRue

Residency and Outreach Activities Available


Gatsby Redux was created for the Los Angeles Music Center event, Moves After Dark, as a site-specific work for Frank Gehry's gorgeous Walt Disney Hall. Using The Great Gatsby as a departure point Artistic Director, Janet Roston, created choreography in Disney Hall's Blue Ribbon Garden and Keck Amphitheater. Mixed eMotion Theatrix now offers Gatsby Redux as a full-length site-specific performance. The work is filled with the romantic intrigue and contagious excitement that is Gatsby's world. The production incorporates projections of 1920's cartoons and music from both the period and the current Electro Swing craze for a vintage yet contemporary dance experience. This gorgeous and evocative dance event can be tailored for your site. Encourage your audience to wear white and and make it a 1920's event everyone will remember!


A gorgeous dance story unfolds that is passionate and involving. Use of the amphitheater and Blue Ribbon Garden was ingenious and immersive. Janet Roston did a superb job on the lively, upbeat and sometimes jazzy choreography. In the final section very upper crust body language and attitude, mixed with clever dance combinations, highlighted the strong technique of the dancers. It felt like we were a part of this swingin' soiree'.
Broadway World

Ms. Roston, whose amazing work is currently on display at Celebration Theatre's "Cabaret," is one of L.A.'s best choreographers. Her Gatsby Redux transports the audience to the 20's with touching, wry and animated movement. Roston made full use of the entire garden with large and small group choreography taking advantage of the deep depth of field to create both intimate and large-scale moments.
Stage and Cinema

My favorite piece from Moves After Dark: Gatsby Redux was by Janet Roston and Mixed eMotion Theatrix. Three different locations, fabulously "tipsy" dancing ladies, beautiful costumes and to complete the choreography projections transforming the courtyard of the Walt Disney Concert Hall into a roaring 20's party.
Dancescape LA

Stunning…Roston's movement spoke to the 1920's Charleston/flapper era, a lively garden party-like atmosphere with beautifully detailed costumes.
LA Dance Chronicle