This year, our focus is on sustainability, Kirn says. We need to figure a way to get out of this mess, and in order to do it, we need to shift, like an aikido move, not change overnight. This isnt an end point, its a journey. We need to make small, incremental steps.
Encouragement to do so comes in many forms during EcoArts, beginning with tonights free kickoff party at 6 p.m. at the Dairy Center for the Arts (2590 Walnut Street in Boulder), followed at 7:30 by Balancing Acts: Visions for a Sustainable Future, a thinking persons show that Kirn calls a wild range of collaborations between scientists and performing artists. Included in the program is a partnership between dancer Michelle Ellsworth, University of Colorado at Boulder biogeochemist Jason Neff and others that involves solving situations determined by the spin of a roulette wheel, as well as performances by local actors of plays written by youth playwrights from the Curious Theatre New Voices program. Balancing Acts repeats tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on Sunday; admission is $16 to $23.
For a complete list of ongoing events, some free and some not, and eye-opening tours of various energy sources, both green and not-so-green, go to www.ecoartsonline.org or call 303-440-7826.
Sept. 12-Oct. 9, 2008