Wonderbound teams with Flobots for hip-hop ballet “DIVISIONS”

Flobots rappers Jamie Laurie (left) and Stephen Brackett are surrounded by Wonderbound dancers in this image from the new show “Divisions,” which will preview on March 28. (Amanda Tipton, Provided by Wonderbound) In some ways it seems inevitable that Wonderbound, Colorado’s second-largest professional ballet company, would pair with Flobots, one of Denver’s best-known musical exports. […]

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Steal This Track: “Bring Me Home” by Denver’s Jesse Manley

Jesse Manley has a fresh track for your hungry ears. Photo by Amanda Tipton. There are many reasons to create music, of course. There’s the pedestrian desire for popularity, there is the vaulted idea of artistic creation, but there are also less common reasons. For Jesse Manley, one reason seems to be archeological exploration. On […]

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At the Denver Art Museum, dancing on thin air

The Denver Art Museum’s “Summer of Dance” is a good example of the power that big cultural institutions have to bring meaning to our lives. And, also, their limits. Like everything at DAM, it’s a high quality effort, with four bang-up shows spread across several excellent collections and each, influenced by movement, is thorough, scholarly […]

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Wonderbound artfully blurs lines between dance, theater in “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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Hochman: Peyton Manning flagged for illegal motion


FUNKYTOWN — The dancer had the flamboyance of Carlton Banks on “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the rhythm of Elaine Benes on “Seinfeld” and the scare-off-women moves of Benjamin Hochman on wedding dance floors.

Peyton Manning’s dance at a recent Broncos practice continues to be the talk of the town and Twitter.

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Wonderbound dance company’s “Gone West”


With its reputation for crowd-pleasing, cross-genre collaborations, Denver’s Wonderbound dance company (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado) has become a reliable way to see ambitious new works. Its latest premiere, “Gone West,” continues this weekend with live music from acclaimed cellist and singer-songwriter Ian Cooke and Lighthouse Writers Workshop co-founder Michael J. Henry. The multimedia show, which press materials describe as.

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Photos: Wonderbound’s Hare Ball


Wonderbound, the dance company formerly known as Ballet Nouveau Colorado, hosted its first Hare Ball — and for anyone wondering how that name was chosen, it’s because Wonderbound’s logo is a bunny rabbit. There was a through-the-looking-glass theme, and the added attraction of “no auctions, no special appeal … no kidding! Leave your checkbooks at home!” In addition to dinner, the evening paid tribute to Susan France, former director of programming at the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. There also was a 360-degree projection mapped experience made possible by the immensely talented Kristopher Collins and a performance by Wonderbound dancers. The event was held at Junction Box, which is where Wonderbound is headquartered.

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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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