3rd Law Dance/Theater

(Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

A Boulder contemporary dance company presents a program this weekend built around new music and collaborations with Colorado composers.

3rd Law Dance/Theater presents its "Elision Project" shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder.

The program features 10 dancers performing to music by:

  • Singer Paul Fowler, who uses his laptop to create music from complex layers of vocals
  • Darwin Grosse and Gregory Taylor, whose work mixes Indonesian music with electronic sounds
  • Violinist Zachary Carrettin, who leads the Boulder Bach Festival, will present a piece called “Take to Light” inspired by the story of Humpty Dumpty. Carrettin often mixes acoustic and electric instruments in performance.

3rd Law's Lee Stern says it's a thrill to work with the local artists.

"Nothing comes close to the experience of working directly with a composer where you are in constant conversation, verbal and non-verbal," Stern says. "It becomes a richer experience because both dance and music can change in real-time to adjust to the needs of the work."

Watch Carrettin play a J.S. Bach Cello Suites arranged for electric violin, from his CPR Performance Studio session.

Zachary Carrettin, electric violin: J.S. Bach "Bouree I-II" (fifth movement) from Cello Suite No. 3 in C major. Recorded Feb. 3, 2015, in the CPR Performance Studio.