Rocks Karma Arrows
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Rocks Karma Arrows is a multimedia contemporary theater piece looking at Boulder history in relation to issues of economic and cultural diversity. The piece reveals the layers of stories that are embedded in the land that we walk on everyday. Although the piece focuses on the last 150 years - since Boulders founding the context for the drama is the larger flow of history from when Boulder was once covered in a shallow sea. Historical figures, like the great chief Niwot, come alive to tell the story of the early founding of Boulder and the final massacre. Interviews with local historians and Buddhist monks are woven with historical photographs and film into the drama. At times the photographic images completely take over 180 degrees of the theatrical space so that actors are literally immersed in the history interacting with the photos, struggling with the voices of the past, and trying to understand how they echo in the present.
Kirsten Wilson, creator of Rocks Karma Arrows, is an "ATLAS Innovator" and part-time artist in residence at CU's ATLAS. This piece is co-produced by the ATLAS Center for Arts, Media & Performance, and is part of Boulder's official Sesquicentennial events.
Performers include: Rebecca Brown Adelman, Jose Aguila, Joan Bruemmer, Melisa Colon, James Hoskins, Kerry Lee, Alexis Miles, Brian Mullins, Jim Walker, Victor Warring, Lizi Watt, Kirsten Wilson
"Boulder's histories often avoid or minimize the role of discrimination, elitism and racism. This unique theatrical production brings forward these issues in a manner one won't soon forget."
-Dan Corson, (Boulder Historian and former Boulder City Council Rep.)
ATLAS Black Box Theatre
1125 18th Street, Level 2B
Boulder, CO 80309
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