Preview: Boulder-based artist troupe, Art as Action, challenges audience members to analyze themselves
by Jacqueline Krieger, Saturday, January 31, 2009

In today's age, almost everything is a crisis. From the economy to wars overseas to spring semester’s schedule, it’s easy to lose identity in the drama of the outside world. The Boulder-based artist troupe, Art as Action, addresses these issues in the freshest show in town.

On Friday and Saturday, Art as Action will be performing “The Identity Crisis” at the Dairy Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. The show features dance, poetry, photography and original music in an explosion of creative energy.

Collaboration is key in this artistic troupe. By pulling together art forms across the board, Art as Action has a mission to promote thought and discussion about social change. They hope to spread the awareness that the cause for change must start with ourselves.

The goal of their new piece, “The Identity Crisis," is to cause people to rethink their place in society in a way that parallels with their personal beliefs.

Up and running since 2002, Art as Action is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Local to the core, this will be their sixth performance in Boulder thus far. They have been known to take advantage of obscure performance spaces such as Folsom Street Coffee and Joyful Furniture. Will it be goofy? Will it be dramatic? Will it be utterly mind-blowing in a way that is inconceivably stimulating? Dive into the unknown on Friday or Saturday’s showings and enjoy a night of artistic expression.

For more information, check out their Web site at http://www.artasaction.org. Tickets can be purchased at Joyful Furniture on 21st Street and Pearl Street. Ticket costs for students are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

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