Boulder’s 3rd Law Dance/Theater Collaborates With Colorado Composers

March 30, 2016
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3rd Law Dance/Theater

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.