meet the Artivists
Liturgy for Turbulent Times brings together an unlikely collective of creative voices with a variety of impetuses for being a part of this show. Here are a few of the voices that created this one of a kind performance:
“I felt distraught. I longed for answers. I longed for resolution. Sarah, Wayne and I gathered to console and create. We shared pain, and we reflected on love and action. We claimed a structure and began to build a show that could support community through tears and laughter while inspiring the heart. The process has given me an outlet for grief and a vehicle for empowerment. May the outcome—the show itself– do the same for the audience.” – JAN LEVERSEE
I am an Artivist because art has always been a catalyst for discovering where my own truth lives, while connecting me to a supportive, creative community of wonderful human beings. – JEN HIGHTOWER
DAVE CROTSER is a bass player who builds space stuff and drinks lots of coffee. In 1999, Dave met Sarah through a mutual friend, and the three of us collaborated on a mixed music / dance piece that they performed at Cafe Sole in Boulder in 2001. Dave has been here ever since.
“I am a part of this show because of the loss of our mutual friend. This show has provided a mechanism for Sarah and I to develop a performance piece that has helped us process our grief in a creative space.
I’m an Artivist because I communicate far more effectively through music and creativity than I do through words.”
“My disease sought to rob me of the relationships, work, and endeavors that defined me. Rediscovering the joy of dance is an act of resistance, an empowered stance that challenges assumptions that would otherwise isolate, discount, and silence.
I’m an Artivist because Dance + Music + Community = loving inclusion that challenges, nurtures, and is just so darn fun!”
– CAROL BANDURA COWLEY