The Hero’s Journey: A Video with Jared Anderson

The Hero’s Journey: A Video with Jared Anderson

For those of you who don’t already know, I spend most of my days in an auto-warehouse-turned-dance-studio at the corner of Broadway and Park Ave in the heart of Denver. As the Editorial Manager for Wonderbound, just exactly what I do there is up for interpretation. For example, my first day on the job included blowing up a mountain of balloons then filming while my boss instructed a dancer to sniff a fake rose “like a llama.” The oddities didn’t stop there. However, most days involve some sort of video work.

My most recent Wonderbound video, The Hero’s Journey, allowed me to collaborate with my good friends and Forum Stories alumni Jared Anderson and Eric Nord. Eric Nord along with Eric Dallimore of Leon Art Gallery began curating the lobby of Wonderbound performances with local artist who fit the mood and theme of each work. Considering that my love for Leon knows no bounds, I eagerly suggested we create short introduction videos for each featured artist explaining how their work connects to the dance performance.

Jared took Eric, Amber Blais, and I on a bit of a journey as we hiked to one of his favorite thinking spots to record the interview. Other footage is taken from Wonderbound rehearsals for our upcoming show, Boomtown, (buy tickets!); Jared’s artwork; and Create Denver’s 2014 art project Residency: Process to Consumption.

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