“Do we want to dominate nature, or see ourselves as a part of nature?” asks Karole Armitage in her latest multi-faceted performance, Armitage Gone! Dance: Fables on Global Warming, presented this evening at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
That’s the question that the world-renowned choreographer will explore in her latest work, which embeds the idea of global warming into classic fables in which dancers and musicians transform into plants and nature. Creative costuming and live lyrical interpretations of stories from Aesop to tales from American Indian culture make up the one-hour show, which Armitage says is colorful and emotional rather than carrying the usual dark spin put on a topic like the environment.
“It just turned out to be a perfect way to implicitly talk about climate change — it’s not science, it’s not political,” says Armitage of the dance, noting that the show’s vivid imagery and use of movement and sound will entertain an audience of all ages.
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Armitage Gone! performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus. For tickets, $14 to $48, and information, call 303-492-8008 or go to cupresents.org.
Wed., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., 2013