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Favorite Memories: Garrett Ammon and Jesse Manley

Wonderbound Artistic Director, Garrett Ammon, and musician, Jesse Manley, look back on their multiple collaborations and share their favorite memories.

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Winter is coming… Experience the SMELLs of the season

Winter promises to be a multi-sensory experience and one of the most unique pieces of the evening features scents created by Michelle Roark of Phia Lab. Artistic Director Garrett Ammon and I met with Michelle several times as the story of Winter (a brand new tale created by Garrett) took shape. Michelle, Olympic freestyle skier […]

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Wonderbound Goes Into the Woods

http://www.pointemagazine.com/blogs/contemporary-ballet/wonderbound-goes-woods

For many ballet companies, December means Nutcracker time. But this Dec. 10-18, the Denver-based troupe Wonderbound presents the world premiere of Garrett Ammon’s Winter, a multi-sensory ballet bringing audiences the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the season. For Pointe’s bi-weekly newsletter, we spoke with company member Meredith Strathmeyer, who plays the magpie in this […]

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The Menu: Four Chefs Create Special Bites for Wonderbound’s “Winter”

http://www.5280.com/cultureandevents/digital/2014/12/menu-four-chefs-create-special-bites-wonderbounds-winter

Four Denver chefs—Noah French (Sugarmill), Brian Crow (Devil’s Food Bakery & Cookery), Iain Chisholm (Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market), and Bob Blair (Fuel Cafe)—are bringing their skills to a new table by serving bite-sized eats at Wonderbound’s upcoming production of Winter… Read the entire article on the 5280 Magazine website at: http://www.5280.com/cultureandevents/digital/2014/12/menu-four-chefs-create-special-bites-wonderbounds-winter

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The Aromas: Crafting the Scents for Wonderbound’s “Winter”

http://www.5280.com/cultureandevents/digital/2014/12/aromas-crafting-scents-wonderbounds-winter

“Aroma” isn’t usually a word you want to think about when attending a dance performance. Oh, sweat, what a lovely smell—said no one, ever. But the team at Wonderbound has something a little different—and much more palatable—in mind when it comes to invoking the sense of smell in their upcoming production, Winter… Read more on […]

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Conversations with Garrett Ammon: The Value of Storytelling (Audio Interview)

“What we’re best at is telling stories,” states Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon. Indeed, our company’s emphasis on story–both on and off stage–shapes how and why we create.

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The Costumes: Inside the Design Inspirations for Wonderbound’s “Winter”

http://www.5280.com/cultureandevents/digital/2014/12/costumes-inside-design-inspirations-wonderbounds-winter

“We didn’t want to do cliché holiday stuff. [We wanted to explore] the more primal aspects of winter.” So began Wonderbound wardrobe supervisor and resident costume designer Rachel Kras’ quest to develop attire for the characters in artistic director Garrett Ammon’s (slightly dark) fairy tale, Winter… Read more on the 5280 Magazine Website at: http://www.5280.com/cultureandevents/digital/2014/12/costumes-inside-design-inspirations-wonderbounds-winter

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The Soundtrack: Listen to a Song Composed by Jesse Manley for Wonderbound’s “Winter”

http://www.5280.com/cultureandevents/digital/2014/12/soundtrack-listen-song-composed-jesse-manley-wonderbounds-winter

A choreographer can spend hours developing a story in his or her head—and then devote many more to imagining the movements and staging that bring that tale to life. But it isn’t until he or she has the final music that the true work begins… Read more on the 5280 Website at: http://www.5280.com/cultureandevents/digital/2014/12/soundtrack-listen-song-composed-jesse-manley-wonderbounds-winter

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Meet Our Neighbor

Darwin stopped by our rehearsal studio located at the corner of Broadway and Park Ave to tell us why he fell in love with Wonderbound.

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Colorado Gives Day is December 9th

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

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Winter is coming… TASTE what local chefs are cooking up for the production

Winter is an all new magical journey that promises to tantalize all five senses. Taste will be incorporated into the production by specially created nibbles from local restaurants. Featuring a total of four different menus over the eight performances, each show will be unique. The most exciting part? This week, you can actually stop by […]

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Winter is coming… TOUCH the fabrics that will become the costumes

Check out this great video glimpse into the mind of Costume Designer Rachael Kras created by Sam Pike. Wonderbound’s Winter is an immersive multimedia experience that will engage all five senses. The costumes in Winter are incredibly tactile and this week (November 11-15, 2014), you can visit the studio and touch the fabrics that will […]

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WINTER is coming… SEE how it will tantalize your senses.

Now is your chance to SEE how Wonderbound’s Winter will surprise and delight you! Artistic Director Garrett Ammon is creating a brand new world premiere piece set to the music of Jesse Manley. Those who have seen Garrett’s choreography will agree that it is fast paced journey through the human experience, and has a way […]

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WINTER is coming… HEAR what Jesse Manley has been working on

Winter is coming… Wonderbound’s Winter is a magical production right in the heart of Denver, that will tantalize all five senses. Denver Folk/Rock Singer and Songwriter, Jesse Manley will be writing all new, never before heard music for this exciting evening. Now you can be one of the first to HEAR what he has in […]

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In Focus with Eden Lane – 716 Kinky Boots Broadway star Andy Kelso

http://blip.tv/infocustv/in-focus-with-eden-lane-716-kinky-boots-broadway-star-andy-kelso-7097713

Eden Lane visits Wonderbound for the opening of their 2014 season and meets the staff photographer Amanda Tipton during her exhibition in the lobby. Watch the video (the wonderbound section starts at 23:20) at: http://blip.tv/infocustv/in-focus-with-eden-lane-716-kinky-boots-broadway-star-andy-kelso-7097713

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CPR Weekend Arts Roundup

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/weekend-arts-roundup-toast-mexican-photography-love-golden-years-and-more

Wonderbound’s Enduring Grace was mentioned in CPR’s Weekend Arts Roundup. Listen to it here: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/weekend-arts-roundup-toast-mexican-photography-love-golden-years-and-more

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Wonderbound stages dance to strings

http://parkerchronicle.net/stories/Wonderbound-stages-dance-to-strings,170338?

Denver’s Wonderbound dance company will perform artistic director Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade For Strings,” choreographed in 2013 to Tchaikovsky’s work of the same name, at Parker’s PACE Center Oct. 18 and 19. The dancers will be accompanied by musicians from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. It was the first time a choreographer had set a piece to […]

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Smuin Ballet delivers satisfying fare in its UNTAMED Dance Series

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The publicity photo advertising Smuin Ballet’s “Untamed” Dance Series, which opened Friday at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, says it all. A ballerina in a snowy-white costume, hair tucked in a bun, poses in a technically precise arabesque en pointe, while her shadow has morphed into a wilder thing, head thrown back in abandon, unbound hair flying, hands jazzed out.

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Wonderbound Reveals the Power of Partnership

http://dandizettemagazine.com/wonderbound-reveals-the-power-of-partnership/

Through collaboration with talented and diverse artists, it’s possible to break down the barriers of art and dance. This destruction of walls is what fuels Wonderbound’s Artistic Director Garrett Ammon to create life changing works like “Serenade for Strings,” soon to be premiering in “Enduring Grace,” the company’s season opening production… Read more on the […]

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Wonderbound Reveals the Power of Partnership

http://dandizettemagazine.com/wonderbound-reveals-the-power-of-partnership/

Through collaboration with talented and diverse artists, it’s possible to break down the barriers of art and dance. This destruction of walls is what fuels Wonderbound’s Artistic Director Garrett Ammon to create life changing works like “Serenade for Strings,” soon to be premiering in “Enduring Grace,” the company’s season opening production.

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