Gone West Brings Together Western Artists in World Premiere Production

A world premiere creation by Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon featuring new music by Denver musician Ian Cooke and original poetry by Lighthouse Writers Workshop Michael J. Henry, Gone West will take you on a true Western journey – April 4-13 DENVER (February 24, 2014) – This April, Wonderbound invites audiences to experience a brand […]

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Radio Dances: ‘The Most of It’ by Wonderbound


“The Most of It” is choreographed by Garrett Ammon, artistic director of Wonderbound, and Wonderbound dance artists Amanda Copple and Brandon Freeman. Copple and Freeman perform the dance. The musical selection is titled “A Reasonable Life,” and is composed and performed by Denver musician Ian Cooke.

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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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