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A Chance to Play, Enhance and Make Magic – A Gothic Folktale Returns

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Behind the Seams: Connecting Threads

I love watching the end of class in the mornings. As I get to know the artists here at Wonderbound, I find class to be a wonderful window for me as a designer and costumer into the personalities, body types, and individual styles of movement of each of the dancers. The subtleties of character and […]

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Behind the Seams with New Costume Designer Anaya Cullen

Wonderbound is excited to be working with Costume Designer Anaya Cullen for our 2016-2017 season and can’t wait to see the incredible works she creates for our upcoming productions. Each week, Anaya has agreed to give us a peek into the goings on in the costume shop with photos, costume secrets, musings and more. Ready? […]

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Dust To Dust

http://presentingdenver.org/the-commentary-corner/dust-to-dust/

Wonderbound has set the bar high the past few years, taking on ever-increasing artistic challenges: collaborating with the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop’s Michael J. Henry, integrating sculptures by RedLine Denver artists into a performance set inside the gallery space, working with local photography powerhouse couple Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi Sink, performing to the area’s best musicians from DeVotchka’s Tom Hagerman to Ian Cooke to Paper Bird and the Colorado […]

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Audience Reactions to “Dust”

“Dust” opened on the ironically snowy evening of April 15 and a few audience members were kind enough to share their thoughts before braving the icy roads home.

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Dancer ⇄ Actor: Creating “Dust”

How do professional dancers and actors feel about combining roles? We asked members of Wonderbound and Curious Theatre to spell it out for us.

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The Dust Bowl Presented by Wonderbound and Curious Theatre Company

http://303magazine.com/2016/04/dust-bowl-presented-wonderbound-curious-theatre/

What: Dust; blending dance, theater and music Where: Premiers Friday, April 15, Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School 1001 W. 84th Ave, Denver When: 7:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. Cost: $22-$50 The Low Down: Imagine just for a moment you are placed back in time. A time in our American history that is often overlooked—the Dust Bowl. This history […]

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Wonderbound artfully blurs lines between dance, theater in “Dust”

http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_29767617/wonderbound-artfully-blurs-lines-between-dance-theater-dust

Garrett Ammon’s fascination with vintage Americana has paid off in the most popular shows of his career, and he’s not done yet. As the artistic director for Wonderbound, Colorado’s second-largest professional dance company, Ammon has explored wistful, wind-swept longing in “Carry On,” his 2011 collaboration with Denver indie-folk band Paper Bird, and last year’s decidedly theatrical “Boomtown,” with genre-hopping act […]

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‘Dust’ Asks Whether The Dust Bowl Is Still Relevant in Dance, Theatre and song

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/dust-asks-whether-dust-bowl-still-relevant-song-theater-and-dance

The challenges that faced Coloradans on the Eastern Plains 80 years ago during the Dust Bowl are still relevant today, according to a new theater production of song and dance opening in Denver. Job loss, environmental problems partly caused by humans and distrust in the government are all themes in “Dust,” from Wonderbound ballet, Curious Theatre Company and folk […]

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Mother Nature’s Need (Music Video)

Jesse Manley creates evocative music that sends listeners on journeys through America’s past and present. For “Dust,” he wrote a brand new album to connect listeners with the Colorado Dust Bowl.

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Nathan Abels Paints “Dust”

We have the good fortune of partnering with Leon Art Gallery to curate the lobbies of each of our performances with artwork inspired by the show. For “Dust” Leon worked with Rule Gallery to host Nathan Abels.

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Rock Ballets – The DNA of Wonderbound

Rock Ballets burst onto stages in 2008 and gave audiences a taste of the special DNA that would develop into the company Wonderbound is today – rooted in classical dance yet hell-bent on exploring the boundaries of our medium.

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Rock Ballets Director Commentary

How does David Bowie relate to the creation of Earth? How does lighting effect narrative? What is the story behind the steps?
Step into the mind of Artistic Director Garrett Ammon as he discusses his vision for Rock Ballets while watching scenes from the hit production.

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Designed Chance (Music Video)

“Designed Chance” comes from Jesse Manley’s Winter album. It was created for Garrett Ammon’s work by the same name and debuted December of 2014.

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Video Poetry: Blizzard by William Carlos Williams

Poem by William Carlos Williams
Read by Marian Faustino

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Magpies, Misunderstood

Wonderbound presents Winter, a multi-sensory production taking audience engagement to a whole new level. Winter is an original fairy tale written by Garrett Ammon (is there anything he can’t do?) that explores the archetype of the magpie and its symbolism in European folklore. Magpies very often carry a negative connotation – they are omens of […]

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The Projections of Winter

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Wonderbound

Original article can be found on the EAP Magazine blog. Hank stopped by the window to peer in at the dancers in the old garage-turned-rehearsal studio. He enjoyed taking this particular path through his daily routine because it felt like such an indulgence to take even just a few moments to still himself and watch. […]

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Hidden Constellation: Grasping Kabbalah

In collaboration with Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe, Wonderbound delves into the ancient wisdom that is Kabbalah in Hidden Constellation: a journey through the realms of emanation, creation, formation, and action. Though it has endured hundreds of years, many are unfamiliar with the teachings of Kabbalah. Kabbalah itself is a mystical Jewish tradition that […]

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Found: A Super Awesome Intern (or so we shall see)

   

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