Imagine 25 singers from the Boulder Chorale singing Hebrew psalms to music played by a marimba orchestra while an aerial dance group soars overhead.
Metamorphosis, an innovative new work by Randy McIntosh, joins three arts organizations ~ Kutandara Marimba Experience, The Boulder Chorale and Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance ~ to tell a powerful story of crisis, hope, and renewal.
This work was inspired by our community’s response to the suicide of our son, Jesse Simon, 2 years ago at age 16. This work is a celebration of how our communities – our Jewish community, our music community, and our family, friends, co-workers and neighbors came together and picked up the pieces to not only move on, but to make the world a better place.
This musical story of the journey from unimaginable sadness to a place of hope is told through the life cycle of the butterfly, experiencing pain and transformation, emerging stronger and more beautiful than it was before, but always with the knowledge that life is short and to be treasured.
Metamorphosis features teenage performers alongside adults. Since the composition had its genesis in a teen suicide, performing together with teens brings power to the message of hope that Metamorphosis shares. Three suicide awareness and prevention organizations are collaborating in support of this event ~ Second Wind Fund of Boulder County, Colie’s Closet, and HOPE Coalition.
Metamorphosis celebrates hope, grace, humanity, and the ecstatic nature that we all share in the moment. It is a memorial to those life-changing times that teach us that the moment is all we have.
We hope you will join us at the Dairy Center for the Arts for one of the performances April 12, 13, 14 or 19, 20 and 21. Please click on http://www.thedairy.org/upcoming-events/buy-tickets/ for tickets. For more information about the event go to http://www.the-metamorphosis-project.org
Andi Jason and David Simon