Slice 1.0 | Boulder Performing Art Photography

Naropa School of the Arts’s Slice 1.0 is many things. Installation. Performance. Demonstration. The show’s poster reads “Caution: Could be political, spiritual, beautiful, ordinary, thoughtful, challenging, heartfelt.” The piece is in response to Trump’s election and the apparent rise in prejudice and discrimination.

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When you walk into the theater, all you see are chairs strewn about, seemingly at random. They all face different directions, there are no two chairs next to each other. There is a stage but not all the chairs face it. There’s a screen with projections on it but only some of the seats face that too. So you pick a seat, alone, and wait for the show to start. The actors perform throughout the space, sometimes on stage, sometimes on the floor with the audience. Sometimes, they interact with audience members. Each person has a different view of the show, a different perspective. No two people will see it the same way.

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This is a pretty bare bones play. The actors are dressed in all black. There is no set, very few props. The lighting is simple. But the ideas and emotions are what is powerful about this show. There are no distractions to get in the way.

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Slice 1.0 is made up of vignettes. Prayers, philosopher’s quotes, images, Hamilton songs, and political monologues are all incorporated into this play. The screen shows images from social media, like the “Fearless Girl” sculpture, by Kristen Visbal, facing the Charging Bull, by Arturo Di Modica, on Wall St. in New York City. The show ended with a rage induced dance party on the stage.

Be sure to check out Naropa’s last performance, A Horseman’s Magic, as well.

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Directed by Wendel Beavers

Cast/Creators

Rebecca Buckley
Landin Melendez
Gabriela Petrov
Ashley Rice
Madelyn Rose Robinson
Chie Saito
Kristin Marie Stelter
Annabel Turrado
Katie Woodzick

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A Horseman’s Magic 1 | Boulder Theater Photography

This year, the Theater Program at Naropa University was so big, they needed to do two versions of their showcase, each with a different cast. I love seeing this amazing program growing. This show was done in the style of Beijing Opera and was full of fun movement and awesome plot twists. Here is cast A of A Horseman’s Magic at Naropa University.

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Cast A – Performed on 2/14/17 and 2/15/17

Zhuoma: Kristin Marie Stelter
Jinma: Ashley Rice
Horseman: Mark Gibson
Landlord: Michael Sater
King: K. Woodzick
Horsemen Dance: Rebecca Buckley, Michael Mayes, Landin Melendez, Gabriela Petrov
King’s Court Dance: Jade Garisch and Annabel Turrado

Crew

Directed by International Guest Artist Xu Jiali
Writen by William Huizhu Sun & Faye C. Fei
Stage Manager/Lighting Design: Jake Cacciatore
Assistant Production Manager: Michael Blendermann
Assistant Stage Manager: Leo Soula-Hutchinson
Composers: Jade Garisch, Mark Gibson, Michael Mayes,
Madelyn Rose Robinson, China Young
Musicians: Percussion by Michael Mayes and Ukulele by Jade Garisch
Choreographers: Joshua Lorris, Drew Piatek, Chie Saito
Set Design: Michael Sater
Sound Design Assistance: Landin Melendez
Props: Gabriela Petrov and Rebecca Buckley
Costume Design: Kristin Marie Stelter
Samantha Vakiener (King’s costume, Cast A)
Costume Crew: Rebecca Buckley, Landin Melendez, Ashley Rice,
Madelyn Rose Robinson, Michael Sater, K. Woodzick

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Naropa’s Homeness | Boulder Theater Photography

Homeness was a beautiful, ethereal show centered around the spaces in the home. The play was born from a five day silent writing retreat that the Naropa students went on. When they returned from the trip, they compiled their different material into one cohesive piece of theater. Each scene took place in a different room of the house and told a different story about shelter, belonging, memories, and love.

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Cast/Creators

Rebecca Buckley
Landin Melendez
Gabriela Petrov
Ashley Rice
Madelyn Rose Robinson
Chie Saito
Kristin Marie Stelter
Annabel Turrado
K. Woodzick

Crew

Technical Director/Light Designer: Shevek Majors-Peer
Stage Manager: Michael Blendermann
Assistant Stage Manager: Emma Quarterman
Light Board Operator: Karen Cruz
Sound Board Operator: Cameron MacAlpine
Electrics and Staging: Brandon Thomas, Todd Bilsborough, Leo Soula-Hutchison, Jake Cacciatore

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Opera Colorado Champagne Gala | Colorado Performing Arts Photographer

For the past few months, I’ve been working with Opera Colorado’s Education department. I’ve photographed their behind the scenes workshops and the Young Artists production of Romeo and Juliet and I’ve got a some more, exciting projects coming up. I’m so glad I was able to dive back into the world of opera when I moved to Denver.

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

In February, Opera Colorado asked me to photograph their annual Gala and I jumped at the chance! It is such a treat to dress up and photograph a glamorous night full of VIPs, amazing performances, and dancing.

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Joyce de Roos, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Opera Colorado Board Members Ellie Caulkins, Carol Crossin Whitley, and Dirk de Roos – Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Governor John Hickenlooper spoke before the performance, about the importance of the arts in Denver.

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Governor John Hickenlooper – Opera Colorado Gala 2015

During the performance, I was in heaven. The singing by Cynthia Clayton and the Young Artists was incredible. I was so happy to be running around the theater, capturing every possible angle and each beautiful moment.

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Cynthia Clayton on the Ellie Caulkins Opera House stage – Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Cynthia Clayton on the Ellie Caulkins Opera House stage – Opera Colorado Gala 2015

The rest of the evening was so much fun. There were prizes, games, and lots and lots of dancing. Instead of being exhausted at the end of the night (like me body should have been), I was on a high and eager to go through the photos and relive the evening.

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

Opera Colorado Gala 2015

If you have an event or performance coming up in the Denver/Boulder area, let me know. I would love to be a part of it and document all the best moments. Send me an email at jamie@jamiekraus.com.