At the project’s center is photographer Jennifer Davidson, who was commissioned by Off Center@The Jones to capture people’s stories through their favorite pair of shoes. Next, the images were sent to ten local bands — including Wire Faces, Danielle Ate the Sandwich and Julie Stratton — who wrote or picked a previously composed song to fit the photographs. Finally, the music and art was passed along to the 3rd Law Dance company for a physical interpretation, which you can see tonight at the Jones, located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
But like all performances put on in the space, the modern-dance component is far from clichéd. “It’s not weird or vague, leaping ‘I’m lost in the wilderness with my sisters’ kind of dance,” promises Emily Tarquin, co-curator for the Off Center@The Jones series. Opening with live music from one of the featured bands, 3rd Law will seamlessly merge the separately created works into one choreographed piece, spliced with on-camera interviews with the dancers.
Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at www.denveroffcenter.org or by calling 303-893-6090. Audio Kicks runs through March 9.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 1. Continues through March 9, 2013