Review of Wonderbound’s “Love”


I wake up, put on my face, I go to work. I come home, watch Jeopardy, brush my teeth, go to bed.

It isn’t easy to intertwine the monotony of the daily grind into a ballet, but audience members were treated to the complexities of human need during Wonderbound’s “Love” this past weekend. The first act began with Artistic Director Garrett Ammon’s 2009 production of When the Power Goes Out, set to the poetry of Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop’s Michael J. Henry and accompanied by pianist Heather Leathwood. It’s a piece that touches upon the honeymoon phase, the ache of observation only loneliness, and the shift in dynamics over time between two people.

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Wonderbound’s “Love” and the Examined Life


Wondering what to expect from this Wonderbound performance? Expect enthusiastic applause. Expect to witness powerful artists flexing their various crafts and loving it. Expect a multi-generational audience ready to participate in the humor and joy the company brings to the stage. Love is vibrant and sensual, fun and wry. Pick your poison: Exceptional music, charged dancing, provocative poetry; all are created fresh and live before your eyes, ears, and mind. Wonderbound’s collaborative emphasis is beautifully realized here.

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Sharing the Love

During the past month Wonderbound was preparing for its production of “Love” and along the way we had the opportunity to share our art and work with the community in a variety of ways. Denver Shared Spaces Learning Community Gathering –On the evening of January 15, we hosted our friends from Denver Shared Spaces for […]

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Q&A: A photographer chronicles dancers and homeless people


The enormous garage doors at the Wonderbound dance studio in Denver beg any curious passersby to glance through the glass panels.

Since moving to its new location in Five Points last year, the dance company has attracted the attention of many people in the neighborhood, including homeless individuals.

After hearing about various exchanges between Wonderbound’s dancers and the homeless community, Lena Prieto wanted to explore the relationship with her photography.

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“Love” for Sarah Tallman


Wonderbound dancer Sarah Tallman is from Greeley, trained in Fort Collins and statewide in addition to her national training, and established her home as one of the founding dancers of Denver-based contemporary ballet company Wonderbound. Now in her tenth season with the company, Sarah has performed leading roles in many of Artistic Director Garrett Ammon’s ballets, and, in recent years, has been choreographing for the company as well. This February, Tallman will debut new choreography for Wonderbound’s “Love.” She has produced 7 ballets thus far. In addition to her full time work as a professional dancer, Tallman is also a teacher at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance in Broomfield. Her ability to teach, choreograph, and dance speaks to a disciplined, versatile mind. I asked Tallman a few questions about her piece for the ballet, Intimate Letters.

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Dynamic Duos


Nine pairs of people who, through their unique partnerships—some romantic, some not—make Denver a more interesting, entertaining and welcoming place to live… Read More at: http://www.5280.com/magazine/2014/01/dynamic-duos?page=0%2C10

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Trendsetter Wonderbound


Wonderbound, a new American dance company, officially opened their doors in Denver in March of 2013. Their first inaugural season performance, titled A Gothic Folktale, premiered in October and featured all new live music by Jesse Manley and illusions by Professor Phelyx. This Valentines Day, Wonderbound will be delighting audiences with Love, a production featuring […]

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bit by the LOVE bug


On February 14 – 16, Wonderbound is going to bite you! It will nip and pierce taking you on LOVE’s journey through whimsy, chaos and giddiness. Pulling on your heartstrings, Wonderbound’s dancers accompanied by Confluence String Quartet, Heidi Leathwood on piano and the words of poet, Michael J. Henry take you on a multi-sensory journey. […]

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Wonderbound’s Love Adds Romance Through Dance this Valentines Day Weekend

DENVER (January 8, 2014) – This Valentines Day, Wonderbound will be delighting audiences with Love, a production featuring live music, poetry and dance. Love will consist of two works by Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon and a world premiere by company artist Sarah Tallman. The production will be accompanied by Confluence String Quartet and pianist […]

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Dancers’ Lives Off Stage


English National Ballet dancer Anjuli Hudson loves traveling and exploring London on her time off and even aspires to someday be a DJ. Wonderbound dancer Danny Ryan cherishes his time fly-fishing in Denver to “take a load off.” And Suzanne Farrell Ballet Soloist Violeta Angelova enjoys fashion, photography, writing and drawing. So what do these […]

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A Look at Serious Injury from the Inside Out

Originally published at pilatesmethodalliance.org. Meredith recounts the difficult and lengthy process of recovering from a potentially career-ending injury.

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Wonderbound Kicks Off 2013-2014 Season with A Gothic Folktale

A New Season of Wonder Begins with a Dazzling Display of Heterogeneous Splendor October 18-21 DENVER (August 21, 2013) – Evoking a time when magic, mythology and superstition were real and believable, Denver based dance company Wonderbound’s inaugural season production, A Gothic Folktale, will transfix audiences entwining all new music and dance with illusion and […]

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Ballet Nouveau Colorado Concludes Season with Perpetual Beauty Featuring The Colorado Symphony

Continuing a groundbreaking season of all live music, Ballet Nouveau Colorado (BNC, soon to be Wonderbound) will join the Colorado Symphony for the final melodic performance as Ballet Nouveau Colorado. The show will celebrate 11 seasons of wonder and beauty as BNC transitions into their new role as Wonderbound in Denver. Featuring the innovative choreography […]

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Ballet Nouveau chooses a pas de deux


Ballet Nouveau Colorado has ended its four-month search for a new artistic director by selecting not one but two of them. Husband-and-wife team Garrett Ammon and Dawn Fay, currently with Ballet Memphis, will join the state’s second-largest ballet company in mid-August, replacing artistic director Robert Mills… Read the full story on the Denver Post website: […]

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