'What I Saw at the Apocalypse' Presented Feb. 28 at CU's ATLAS Black Box Studio

February 23, 2009

"What I Saw at the Apocalypse," an immersive performance/concert/ installation/spectacle conceived by University of Colorado music professor Michael Theodore, will be presented at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Black Box Studio in the CU ATLAS building.

Admission is free and open to the public. Audience members are encouraged to arrive early as participation is first-come, first-served.

Theodore's production is a collaboration with the ATLAS Center for Arts, Media and Performance, master folk musician Tim Eriksen, painter Michael Kuch, sculptor Talice Lee, choreographer and CU dance professor Michelle Ellsworth, actor/director Elizabeth Jochum, violinist and CU music professor Lina Bahn, saxophonist and CU music professor John Gunther, and a large number of student performers. Theodore also is directing the music and creating animated projections.

The event is part of the "Apocalypse and Transformation" Colloquium being presented by the Center for Humanities and the Arts at CU-Boulder. The colloquium is a series of events exploring the interplay between ending and beginning, destruction and rebirth, prevailing chaos and emergent order. It includes public performances, a series of lectures, and a year-long faculty and graduate student seminar.

Theodore's work is inspired by the rich legacy of multimedia created by such artists as John Cage, Robert Wilson and the Bauhaus school, and takes advantage of the rich array of technologies available in the Center for Arts, Media and Performance's Black Box Studio. The center's mission is to motivate people with distinct viewpoints, interests and relationships to investigate dynamic combinations of arts, technology, education and society.

ATLAS is an institute that creates and facilitates innovative interdisciplinary research, educational, creative and outreach programs in which information and communication technology is an enabling force.

The ATLAS building is located just north of the Euclid parking garage at CU. For directions, call 303-492-6161.

For more information about "What I Saw at the Apocalypse," visit


To learn more about the "Apocalypse and Transformation" Colloquium, visit www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/CHA/seminars/0809participants.html.

Contact: Michael Theodore, 303-492-8523


Bruce Henderson, 303-735-0899