We asked Kate Jaworski from Fractral Tribe, a Boulder-based Circus Arts collective, to tell us a little bit about what they're cooking up for Boulder Arts Week.
Describe your work in 10 words or less:
Theatrical circus productions that explore the development of the psyche.
Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:
Michael Theodore’s What I Saw at the Apocalypse. I was so inspired by the mixing of multiple art forms in this show: ballet, theatre, electronic music, live music, projection, lighting, and Italian poetry. As an audience member I was instructed to stand and watch right there in the middle of the stage, as if part of the performance, thus making me feel completely absorbed in the apocalyptic world that Michael had created. The qualities of the world were literally in my face, giving me a very tangible experience.
If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?
To be honest, I feel like I am living my dream right now with this show, working with a group of people I’ve admired for a long time. From the immense talents and skills of the acrobats and aerialists from Fractal Tribe, to the dedication and creativity of the composers, musicians, actors, designers, and tech who are all collaborating on this show, I feel like I myself am in a dream.
What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?
We are putting on a show that brings together the worlds of live music, circus, and theater to present a story of one woman’s transformative journey of consciousness through a lucid dream. This show is very important to me for two big reasons. One is that as an artist of several disciplines, I am interested in creating something that allows for multiple art forms to be showcased and combined. This allows for more creativity, collaboration, and gives an audience more possibility to connect with the story being conveyed. The second reason is that I am very passionate about the development of the human psyche. I want to tell stories that encourage people to open to all parts of themselves, and face whatever is necessary for growth.
My dream is to continue to put on productions of Lucid on various stages. And after that, write the next show, of course!