As part of the One Action Arts + Immigration Initiative of 2016 Motus Theater in collaboration with the Louisville Cultural Council is bringing back our acclaimed Rocks Karma Arrows film! Join us Friday, February 19th from 7-9pm at the Louisville Center for the Arts to see RKA Part 1 and learn how the very first immigrants impacted the original peoples of Boulder County. Part One of Rocks Karma Arrows focuses on the Sand Creek Massacre, Chief Niwot, the founding of Boulder and tells a story that must be heard! After the one hour film, enjoy refreshments while discussing the film with Tom Thomas, historian and Project Manager of the Sand Creek National Historic Site. (See Part 2, March 16th; Part 3, April 16th).
Louisville Cultural Council & Motus Theater bring you the film of Motus' award winning drama, Rocks Karma Arrows (RKA) in 3 Parts. Learn about the impact of immigrants on the Native peoples of this land. Hear our real history from the voices of settlers, Sand Creek Massacre witnesses, miners, CU's Japanese school teachers, KKK, and more. Listen to Chief Niwot & other leaders' words that we need to understand in order to build a better community for future generations. Each showing is followed by a facilitated dialogue led by Dr. Glenda Russell and a guest historian. Enjoy refreshments while discussing your thoughts with other community members.
3-minute TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/88480847
- RKA Part 1: Friday, Feb 19th 7-9pm
- RKA Part 2: Wednesday, March 16th 7-9pm (re-showing of Part 1 5:30pm-6:30pm
- RKA Part 3: Saturday, April 16th 7-9pm
Louisville Center for the Arts: 801 Grant Avenue at Memory Square Park, 80027
COST: $5 at the door
Rocks Karma Arrows is a film of Motus Theater’s multimedia contemporary theater piece looking at Boulder history through the lens of race and class. Historical figures, like the great Chief Niwot, come alive to tell the story of the early founding of Boulder and the final massacre at Sand Creek. Interviews with local historians and Buddhist monks are woven with historical photographs and film into the drama. At times the photographic images completely take over 180° of the theatrical space so that actors are literally immersed in the history – interacting with the photos, struggling with the voices of the past, and trying to understand how those voices echo in the present. The highly acclaimed production debuted as an official city event for the Boulder Sesquicentennial in 2009 at the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The film was created with a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rocks Karma Arrows is a key presentation for the One Action 2016: Arts + Immigration Project because it explores the impact immigrants had on the Native American tribes from this area and reveals challenges different immigrant groups faced when they came here as part of the mining or agricultural industry. For more information on Rocks Karma Arrows see: http://motustheater.org/rocks-karma-arrows