Ancient Creatures | Boulder Performing Arts Photography

In the Boulder performing arts photography world, you run into a lot of tricky lighting situations. This show, part of Naropa University’s MFA Thesis Festival, had all of them in one. At points during the show, the only light source was a candle or flashlights or a strobe light. There was even a scene lit only by Christmas lights hung inside an umbrella. I loved all of the creative uses of light. The creators of the show did an excellent job using light to convey strong emotions. Plus, I’m always up for a fun lighting challenge!
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This show was centered around the ideas behind the zodiac. The main question posed by the performance is “Where are we going, and what will we be when we get there?” It explored the ways in which people can change through life experiences and the role that greater forces may factor into their lives. It was a stunning, moving, and surprisingly fun play!
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Director’s Note: “When I started working with the source material of the zodiac, I was more than a skeptic. The frame was perfect, but the source material lacked a certain scientific approach with which I felt comfortable. After my work with texts of Greek mythology, star charts, dice, anatomy, and my fellow creators, I am proud to say that we have built something out of this uncertainty, belief, and curiosity. This piece is the product of work, hope, and chance. The text and movement were created using chance systems, much like the creation of the universe.”
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Cast and Crew

Directed by: Michael Sater
Devised, written, and performed by: Michael Sater Rebecca Buckley Ashley Rice
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2018-05-08T12:11:24+00:00

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  1. Kaleigh May 10, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    What a cool concept- you really captured it well too! ❤

  2. Melissa May 10, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    I love how the lighting creates that dramatic effect. Your style is perfect in capturing their performances natural beauty!

  3. Danica May 10, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Theater is so tricky to nail with the ever changing lighting, intensity of it, colors of it. You did a great job 🙂

  4. ginny May 10, 2018 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful job in such hard lighting. Your subjects look amazing!

  5. Ashleigh Burchett May 11, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    You did a really good job capturing the moments. Love these!

  6. Jolie May 11, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I love the artistic feel to your images. Wonderful job in a challenging light situation. You nailed it!

  7. Ashley May 11, 2018 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Stunning photographs and well done in such low lighting. I absolutely love the idea of this play and how we transform through our lives. Awesome job!

  8. Kathryn May 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    What a great concept for a play! Great job capturing it- I love the different types of lighting scenarios you encompassed.

  9. photosbyadena May 12, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

    You always do such a great job with the tough light! I LOVE the shots with the umbrellas!

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