Constructive Interference debuted May 26 & 27, 2006 at The Dairy Center for the Arts Performance Space in Boulder, CO.

con·struc·tive (adjective) 1: declared such by judicial construction or interpretation 2: of or relating to construction or creation 3: promoting improvement or development

in·ter·fer·ence (noun) 1a: the act or process of interfering b: something that interferes : obstruction 2: the mutual effect on meeting of two wave trains (as of light or sound) that constitutes alternating areas of increased and decreased amplitude (as light and dark lines or louder and softer sound) 3a: confusion of a received dance signal due to presence of noise (as atmospherics) or signals from two or more transmitters on a single frequency b: something that produces such confusion 4: the disturbing effect of new learning on the performance of previously learned behavior with which it is inconsistent

con·struc·tive in·ter·fer·ence 1: a collective performance premiering a variety of pieces by several choreographers, writers and composers 2: how does our sense of privilege and accountability in our day-to-day lives and our subsequent actions or inactions affect our community, our country and our world? 3: a collaborative arts performance that will explore the concepts of responsibility and entitlement locally and globally

Constructive Interference explored the concepts of responsibility and entitlement locally and globally. Our creative process began with the Artivist Jams, a series of forums where local artists and community members came together to examine art's impact on prominent social issues, share information, brainstorm new ideas and improvise/experiment artistically with these new ideas. These initial brainstorms and improvisations created the foundation for Constructive Interference.

Like past Art as Action shows, Constructive Interference was a collective performance premiering a variety of pieces by several choreographers, writers and composers. All pieces explore the theme of Constructive Interference which is: How does our sense of privilege and accountability in our day-to-day lives and our subsequent actions or inactions effect our community, our country and our world?

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
Artistic Director: Sarah Leversee / Dance: Andrea Clyne, Vanessa Gerhards, Joy Jackson, Jill Leversee, Sarah Leversee, J. Darden Longenecker, Amy McClure, Ashley Miers, Jose Maria L. Ramas, Michelle Schibonski, Molly Semanik, Emily Wilson, Suzanne Zarnow, Hallie Bauernschmidt, Ethan Lanpher, Marlene Strang / Music: Chuck Rourke / Poetry: Wayne Gilbert, Tonya Northenor / Visual Art: Felicia Ohnmacht / Film: Chuck Rourke / Lighting Design: Craig Bushman

Constructive Interference was sponsored in part by a grant from Boulder Arts Commission

 

Constructive Interference Program Information

ACT 1

strung up, flung up and thrown away
Concept by: J. Darden Longenecker
Choreographed by: Sarah Leversee & J. Darden Longenecker
Music: Jose Maria L. Ramas
Performers: Sarah Leversee, J. Darden Longenecker, Jose-Maria L. Ramas

ACT 2

spare/change
Choreographed & Performed by: Jill & Sarah Leversee
Music: Jewlia Eisenberg, Gregory Alan Isakov, Mum, Dj Cheb I Sabbah Music Mix by: Adam Martin
Special thanks to Jan & Tom Leversee who generously sponsored this piece.

toxic psalm (on being diagnosed w/p.d.)
Poem by: Wayne A. Gilbert (Magmapoet)
Music: in the poetry
Performer: Magmapoet

stanzas from body psalms
Performer: Magmapoet

Do not disturb; A hive a hundred swimmers deep
Choreographed & Performed by: Emily Wilson
Music: M. Ward

displaced (2005)
Choreographed & Performed by: Sarah Leversee
Music: Colin Hay
This piece was originally created for “Dancers Turn Out for Katrina Relief” in September 2005.

Two Days
Concept and Choreography by: Joy Jackson & Tonya Northenor
Text by: Tonya Northenor
Performers: Joy Jackson, Amy McClure, Tonya Northenor

Some Crescent Souls
A short subject by: Charles Rourke
8mm film with pencil drawings, shot in New Orleans, LA Feb. 1997.
Edited Summer 2005, assembled as a counterpoint to images of devastation.
Music by: Craig Griffith, Mark Jagmin

sizes
Choreographed & Performed by: J. Darden Longenecker & Jose-Maria L. Ramas
Music: Dead Can Dance

Constructive Interference
Concept by Stephanie Brooks
Choreographed & Performed by: Joy Jackson, Jill & Sarah Leversee, Amy McClure, Jose- Maria L. Ramas
Music: Massive Attack

i can't tell the difference
Performer: Magmapoet

whos alien
Performer: Magmapoet

slip . . . fall . . . S T A Y.
I. self-preservation
II. variable reinforcement

Concept and Choreography by: Sarah Leversee (with dancers)
Music: Nitin Sawhney
Performers: Vanessa Gerhards, Sarah Leversee, J. Darden Longenecker, Ashley Miers, Marlene Strang, Suzanne Zarnow

Welcome to America
I. Buy one, get one free!
II. Was ist hier los?
III. To be Born
IV. Arrival

Concept & Choreography by: Vanessa Gerhards
Performers: Hallie Bauernschmidt, Andrea Clyne, Vanessa Gerhards, Ethan Lanpher, Jill & Sarah Leversee, J. Darden Longenecker, Jose-Maria L. Ramas, Michelle Schibonski, Molly Semanik, Suzanne Zarnow

 

Head ON
Choreography by: Sarah Leversee with Jill Leversee & dancers
Music: Missy Elliott
Music Mix by: Dave Crotser
Performers: Andrea Clyne, Vanessa Gerhards, Joy Jackson, Jill Leversee, Sarah Leversee, J. Darden Longenecker, Amy McClure, Ashley Miers, Jose Maria L. Ramas, Michelle Schibonski, Molly Semanik, Emily Wilson, Suzanne Zarnow

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