In her process for creating the piece, Samuelson decided to use every single idea that came up rather than dismiss thoughts because they seemed impossible or silly. What emerged is a show that uses everything from soft-shoe to breaking the fourth wall to delve into the idea of failure and learning how to say goodbye. “We’re at a place culturally where very human processes are actually starting to become failures in some way. We don’t want people to get old anymore,” explains Samuelson. “I’m interested in using this performance as a space to create more interest in being real about the inherent failures in the things we do all the time that we don’t feel like we’re allowed to acknowledge.”
Everything Is In, a prologue to Hoarded Stuff‘s Failure Festival in November, runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through May 10 at the Community Dance Collective, 2020B 21st Street in Boulder; tickets, $12 to $17, are available at everything-isin.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit lauraannsamuelson.com.
Fri., May 2, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 3, 8 p.m.; Fri., May 9, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 10, 8 p.m., 2014