In the midst of the climate crisis, the economic crisis and the health care crisis, local and national artists come together to look at the root of all of the world issues: the personal and social impact of what we believe and how it aligns, or conflicts, with the action we take, also known as The Identity Crisis, which debuted January 30 & 31, 2009 at The Dairy Center for the Arts Performance Space in Boulder, CO.

Like past Art as Action shows, The Identity Crisis was a collaborative performance premiering a collection of innovative pieces by our talented ensemble of choreographers, writers, musicians and visual artists. All of these pieces explored the theme of The Identity Crisis: the personal and social impact of what we believe and how it aligns, or conflicts, with the action we take.

A Zero Waste / Zero Carbon Event

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
Artistic Director: Sarah Leversee
Technical Director: Marci Wojciechowski
Dance: Erin Dillard, Carin Dremel, Shirley Lammers, Suzanne Neufeld, Annie Piatt, Molly Semanik, Emily Wilson & Marci Wojciechowski
Music: Dave Crotser & Johannes Rath
Poetry: Wayne Gilbert & Jan Leversee
Visual Art: Felicia Ohnmacht
Lighting Design: Craig Bushman
Special Guests: Jill Leversee, Artistic Director of Seattle's oaklanDrive Dance Company & Chris Jarosz, Top 20 Finalist from Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance

The Identity Crisis was sponsored in part by grants from Boulder Arts Commission and Boulder County Arts Alliance

 

The Identity Crisis Program Information

ACT 1

False Dichotomies: Part I
Written, Created & Performed by Wayne A. Gilbert & Jan Leversee
Quotes from The Tao te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell

ACT 2

False Dichotomies: Part III
Written, Created & Performed by Wayne A. Gilbert & Jan Leversee
Quotes from The Tao te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell

delirious
Created & Performed by: Chris Jarosz & Marci Wojciechowski
Music: Mario Spinetti
Music Editing: Dave Croster

The Code
Choreographed by: Sarah Leversee
Music: Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Mary J. Blige
Music Editing: Dave Crotser
Performers: Erin Dillard, Shirley Lammers, Sarah Leversee, Suzanne Neufeld, Annie Piatt, Molly Semanik, Emily Wilson, Marci Wojciechowski

Three Rings
Choreography by: Emily Wilson
Music: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Costumes: Emily & Performers
Performers: Molly Semanik, Annie Piatt, Karin Dremel, Wayne Gilbert, Jill Leversee, Emily Wilson

to build a home
Created & Performed by: Chris Jarosz
Music: Cinematic Orchestra

Cricket Origins
Created & Performed by: Johannes Rath

in my own sweet time
Created & Performed by: Erin Dillard, Shirley Lammers, Annie Piatt, Marci Wojciechowski
Music: Nikka Costa
Music Editing: Dave Crotser

dark earthly grace: night sweats
Poetry written & performed by Wayne A. Gilbert
Music improvised & performed by Johannes Rath

Cricket Origins
Created & Performed by: Johannes Rath

Collateral Damage
Choreographed by: Sarah Leversee
Music: Apocalyptica, Yo-Yo Ma
Music Editing: Dave Crotser
Costumes: Dianne Wojciechowski
Performers: Erin Dillard, Sarah Leversee, Suzanne Neufeld, Marci Wojciechowski

dark earthly grace: numbers & passwords
Poetry written & performed by Wayne A. Gilbert
Music improvised & performed by Johannes Rath

Unfillable Here
Concept: Jill Leversee & Wayne Gilbert
Choreography: Jill Leversee
Text: Wayne Gilbert
Music: Stars of the Lid
Performers: Jill Leversee & Wayne Gilbert

anchored
Choreographed & Performed by: Erin Dillard, Sarah Leversee, Marci Wojciechowski
Music: Ellen McIlwaine

False Dichotomies: Part II
Written, Created & Performed by Wayne A. Gilbert & Jan Leversee
Quotes from The Tao te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell

False Dichotomies: Part IV
Created by Wayne A. Gilbert & Jan Leversee
Poem byJan Leversee
Drums: Wayne A. Gilbert
Quotes from The Tao te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell

rinse&repeat (as needed)
Concept by: Felicia Ohnmacht & Sarah Leversee
Images by: Felicia Ohnmacht
Music by: Dave Crotser
Furniture provided by: Joyful Furniture
Choreographed & Performed by: Sarah Leversee

Empty Propulsion
Concept & Choreography: Jill Leversee
Music: Steve Reich Ensemble
Performers: Jill & Sarah Leversee
Special thanks to Jan & Tom Leversee who generously sponsored this piece.

©2014 Art as Action | Photos courtesy of Photography by Felicia Ohnmacht