HOLDING PATTERN was a collective performance by our talented ensemble of choreographers, poets & musicians exploring what it means to be present while you wait, & how waiting defines our lives. HOLDING PATTERN debuted August 13-15, 2010 at The Packing House Center for the Arts, Denver, CO.

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In keeping with the HOLDING PATTERN theme, 10% of ticket sales were donated to Warren Village, a Denver non-profit that provides transitional housing for single parent families.

Like past Art as Action shows, HOLDING PATTERN is a collaborative performance premiering a collection of innovative pieces by our talented ensemble of artists. All of these pieces explore the theme HOLDING PATTERN.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
Artistic Director: Sarah Leversee
Technical Director: Marci Wojciechowski
Dance: Jill Leversee, Annie Piatt, Molly Semanik, Joy Jackson, Chloe DiVita & Marci Wojciechowski
Live Music: Bryan Knepper & Clay Claasen
Words: Lorraine Larocque, Joy Jackson, Sarah Austin, Wayne Gilbert & Jan Leversee
Music Editing: Joe Ramas, Trevor Krug & Dave Crotser

Sponsored in part by The Clinic Alternative Medicine

 

HOLDING PATTERN Program Information and Videos

ACT 1

Prelude
Music by: Sarah McLachlan






ACT 2

the shortest distance between three points (watch the video)
Choreographed & Performed by: Sarah Leversee & Marci Wojciechowski
Music by: Missy Higgins, Paramore, Sigur Ros
Music Editing by: Dave Crotser

My Girlfriend is a Terrorist (exhale on impact) (watch the video)
Choreography by: Sarah Leversee
Performed by: Sarah Leversee, Annie Piatt, Marci Wojciechowski
Music by: Radiohead
Music Editing by: Joe Ramas

Serious Business (watch the video)
Created & Performed by: Jan & Jill Leversee
Choreography by: Jill Leversee
Text by: Jan Leversee



Dating Pool (watch the video)
Written & Created by: Lorraine Larocque
Directed by: Carrie Howard
Performed by: Lorraine Larocque

Waiting for My Man (watch the video)
Concept & Text by: Joy Jackson Created by: Joy Jackson, Lorraine Larocque, Annie Piatt
Performed by: Joy Jackson, Lorraine Larocque, Annie Piatt, Sarah Austin
Music by: The Devlins (Laura Mason)

fleeting (watch the video)
Choreographed & Performed by Sarah Leversee
Music by: The White Stripes

Musical Interlude Let’s Go Somewhere (watch the video)
Words & Music by: Clay Claassen
Performed by: Bryan Knepper, Clay Claassen

Frayed Part 1 (watch the video)
Choreographed & Performed by: Jill Leversee
Costume Design: Jill Leversee
Music by: George Winston

unwind [her] (watch the video)
Created & Performed by: Annie Piatt
Music by: Snow Patrol
Music Box/Pink Platform built by: Joyful Furniture

Musical Interlude: For Her (watch the video)
Words & Music by: Clay Claassen
Performed by: Bryan Knepper & Clay Claassen

Mourning Jazz (watch the video)
Poem by: magmapoet Wayne Gilbert
Performed by: Wayne Gilbert & Sarah Leversee
Music by: Billie Holiday (Performed by Hamid Drake & Joe McPhee)

Safety Net (watch the video)
Created by: Marci Wojciechowski
Performed by: Clay Claassen, Chloe DiVita, Joy Jackson, Jill Leversee, Molly Semanik, Marci Wojciechowski
Music by: Lee Dewyze

Frayed Part 2 (watch the video)
Choreographed & Performed by: Jill Leversee
Music by: Rob Pattinson & Sam Bradley

It was too soon…It took too long. (watch the video)
Written & Performed by Jan Leversee





Holding Pattern (watch the video)
Created & Performed by: Bryan Knepper, Clay Claassen, Lorraine Larocque
Text by: Holding Pattern Cast (Arranged by Bryan Knepper & Sarah Austin)
Music by: Keane (Arranged by Bryan Knepper & Clay Claassen)

Summers Lost (watch the video)
Created by: Chloe DiVita
Choreography by: Chloe DiVita & Miah Thornton
Performed by: Chloe DiVita
Music by: HURT
Music Editing by: Chloe DiVita

Musical Interlude: Tusk (watch the video)
Music by: Fleetwood Mac (Arranged by Bryan Knepper and Clay Claassen)
Performed by: Bryan Knepper and Clay Claasen

Dreams Funny, Sad and Strange (watch the video)
Written & Created by: Lorraine Larocque
Directed by: Carrie Howard
Performed by: Lorraine Larocque

The Finish Line (watch the video)
Choreography by: Sarah Leversee
Performed by: Chloe DiVita, Joy Jackson, Sarah Leversee, Annie Piatt, Molly Semanik, Marci Wojciechowski
Music: Kanye West, Taio Cruz
Music Editing: Jose-Marie L. Ramas

Musical Interlude: Against the Wind (watch the video)
Words & Music by: Bob Seger (Arranged by Bryan Knepper and Clay Claassen)
Performed by: Bryan Knepper and Clay Claassen

Finale (watch the video)
Music by: Michael Franti & Spearhead





The Sighs of Motherhood (watch the video)
Created by: Joy Jackson
Choreography by: Chloe DiVita & Joy Jackson | Text by: Joy Jackson
Performed by: Chloe DiVita, Joy Jackson, Lorraine Larocque, Annie Piatt, Molly Semanik, Sarah Austin
Music: DeVotchka
Music Editing by: Trevor Krug

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