At Wonderbound, we embrace the human form as a vehicle for invention and understanding. We cherish the human spirit as a catalyst for inspiration and creativity. And, we regard the human intellect as an escort for wisdom and character. We believe in the strength of the individual, the power of community, and the immeasurable potential of collaborative endeavors. We revel in the intersections of tradition and ingenuity, vulnerability and courage, and intimacy and openness. We value quality, rigorously pursued; passion, tenaciously engaged; and dreams followed, relentlessly.
By the close of this decade, Wonderbound will be celebrated as a treasure in the international dance community and will be a crown jewel in Denver’s artistic landscape. It will be a leader in a burgeoning creative renaissance that will define Denver as a cultural capital in the world. It will help to obliterate boundaries between mediums to uncover new possibilities in artistic expression. And, Wonderbound will help re-imagine how the performing arts are created, supported and shared in a rapidly evolving world.
If I had to distill my creative approach to a single phrase, it would be “a shared journey of discovery and possibility.” This has led me to work with an ever-growing list of collaborating artists and organizations. These undertakings have produced artistic creations that erase boundaries between mediums, and engage artists and audiences in candid explorations of the human experience.
I cherish these intimate journeys and the relationships that have grown out of them. They have changed me at my core and drive me to ask more of myself each day. They have opened worlds to me and left me dumbfounded, unable to fathom my own great fortune in knowing such remarkable human beings.
I see these projects as metaphors for our capacity to create change in our world. To truly understand one another, we must move beyond conversation and actively engage in the creation of something new. Only then can we appreciate the expansive beauty of our shared humanity.
We live in a remarkable age. Humanity continues its journey of astonishing intellectual discovery. The boundless strength of the human spirit is persistently illuminated in ways big and small. But at our core, we are still primal creatures, children of our forebears, wrestling with fears and failings, and driven by instincts hard-wired across the ages.
These collisions of capacity, courage and compulsion are what define us. We must revel in our complexity, we must embrace it, celebrate it, and be bound to it. We must reach far into our past and strive relentlessly toward our future. We must be forthright about our frailties and lay bare our souls.
We must dream, we must work, we must be rigorous. Only then might we glimpse the true possibility that resides within all of us.
This is the essence of Wonderbound.