February 4 and 5, 2005 8:00 p.m. at The Dairy Center for the Arts Performance Space in Boulder and March 4 and 5, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater in Denver.

Between the feminist movement, gay marriage, the religious right and the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, FAMILY: re-eVALUated gave artists an opportunity to speak out about where they have come from and where they are going. Since Art as Action’s inception in 2002, we as artists have discovered that we can create new artistic families. This production was a celebration of the Art as Action family.

Our goal was to encourage the artists and audience to examine their family histories, and their future, as well as open their minds and eyes to unconventional family structures and how they are changing the face of our society.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
Artistic Director: Sarah Leversee
Associate Directors: Samantha Gilbert, Joe Ramas, Dave Crotser
Dance: Samantha Gilbert, Sarah Leversee, Jose Maria L. Ramas, J. Darden Longenecker, Catherine Bedell, Ryan Madson, Elise Butler, Hilary Davies, Emily Davis, Lori Crotser
Music: Dave Crotser, Lori Crotser, Michael Hines, Jose Maria L. Ramas, Erin Sitton, Chuck Rourke, Brent Ng, Sean Bryant, Ashely Faoliu
Poetry: Wayne Gilbert
Lighting Design: Craig Bushman

FAMILY: re-eVALUated Program Information

ACT 1

home/body
Concept and Choreography by: Sarah Leversee
Music by: Dave Crotser, Lori Crotser, Michael Hines, Jose Maria L. Ramas
Dancers: Elise Butler, Hilary Davies, Emily Davis, Samantha Gilbert, Sarah Leversee

ACT 2

Smoke Box
Concept by: Jose-Maria L. Ramas and Darden Longenecker
Directed by: Jose-Maria L. Ramas
Music/Lyrics by: Ashley Faoliu
Vocals by: Ashley Faoliu and Lori Crotser
Cinematography: Dave Crotser
Choreography: Darden Longenecker
Set/Props by: Jose-Maria L. Ramas, Ty King, Chris, Robert, CNC Prototype
Performers: Catherine Bedell, Lori Crotser, Ashely Faoliu, Jose-Maria L. Ramas

Weeping Yogi
Music, Lyrics and Performed by: Erin Sitton

Unrepented
Music, Lyrics and Performed by: Sean Bryant

Father of Dead; Grandfather of Dreams
Spoken Words by: Wayne Gilbert aka magmapoet
Music Improvised by: Charles Rourke
Performers: Wayne Gilbert and Charles Rourke

Tamburitza Lingua
Concept and Choreography by: Samantha Gilbert
Dancers: Hilary Davies, Samantha Gilbert & Sarah Leversee
Music by: Ani Difranco

School Night
Concept and Choreography by: Sarah Leversee with dancers
Performers: Samantha Gilbert, Sarah Leversee, Jose Maria L. Ramas
Music by: Ani DiFranco

I Dreamed Your Mouth Descending
Music, Lyrics and Performed by: Brent Ng
This song was written for my wife.

Don't Cry Little Sister
Music and Performed by: Brent Ng

Play
Featuring the Borealis Brothers
Spoken Words by: Wayne Gilbert aka magmapoet
Music Improvised by: Charles Rourke
Performers: Wayne Gilbert and Charles Rourke

Traits
Concept by: J. Darden Longenecker and Jose Maria L. Ramas
Created by: J. Darden Longenecker and the performers
Music by: County Road X
Performers: Catherine Bedell, Jose Maria L. Ramas, Ryan Madson

Something Else
Concept by: Hilary Davies
Music by: Gary Jules
Choreography: Samantha Gilbert with Emily Davis
Dancers: Hilary Davies, Emily Davis

A Conversation with God
Concept, Text and Choreography by: Samantha Gilbert
Music by: John Larchick and Kevin Ostrom
Dancers: Hilary Davies, Emily Davis, Samantha Gilbert, Sarah Leversee
special thanks to Wayne Gilbert

Brown Sugar Pop Tarts
Spoken Words by: Wayne Gilbert aka magmapoet
Performed by: Daddy

A Wedding Song
Music, Lyrics and Performed by: Erin Sitton

We are FAMILY
Concept and Choreography by: Sarah Leversee
Music by: John Larchick with Ron Gagnon & Ryan Madson
Dancers: Elise Butler, Lori Crotser, Hilary Davies, Emily Davis, Samantha Gilbert, Sarah Leversee

the bride gene
Concept and Choreography by: Sarah Leversee
Music by: Sean Bryant
Created and Performed by: Sarah Leversee and Sean Bryant
Set/Props by: Dave Crotser, Sarah Leversee & Amy Moore with Jessica Caouette, Felicia Ohnmacht & Steve Sampson

 

Forever
Music by: Ben Harper
Performed by: Brent Ng and Sean Bryant

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