Witnessing Garrett Ammon work in the studio is no passive task. He is observant and methodical in his interactions with the dancers, watching hawk-eyed as his steps and phrases slowly connect and grow into a much larger work. Ammon’s original work for Smuin, Madness, Rack, and Honey, is an ambitious and distinctively quirky piece, rife […]
“My advice to others aspiring to make it in the arts is to stick with it. If this is truly your life’s passion, the rewards are endless. Your professional journey might be bumpy and frustrating but it is totally worth it. Truly having a passion for your craft makes it seem less like work. This […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Dive into the world of budding artistry by exploring Wonderbound’s in-school programs, high school internships and Art Squad. Investing in the early careers of future artists is a top priority for Wonderbound. In fact, our Creative Director, Garrett Ammon, knows first-hand how powerful such initiatives can be–his first tastes of dance came through similar outreach […]
Poet and author Eleanor Perry-Smith visited our space yesterday and wrote a poem about her experience. The beauty of her words speak for themselves.
This unique creation, crafted by Garrett Ammon for intimate settings, makes its Boulder debut on March 12th at the Highland City Club.
Watch the trailer to sample what awaits.
Marie will include a silent film version of The Affair of the Necklace–an infamous tale of decadence, deceit, court intrigue and public scandal–as told through the poetic voice of our Artistic Director, Garrett Ammon.
You’ll have to wait for the show to see the film, but you can read the poem now!
In February two of Colorado’s most creative cultural groups come together again to create Marie, a re-imagining of Marie Antoinette’s life. The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and Wonderbound have melded classical music that would have been heard in her lifetime (by masters like Mozart, Leclair, and Rameau) with an out-of-the-box style of dance which […]
We partner with Leon Art Gallery to curate the lobby of the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School For each production. Since “Marie” blends the classic with the contemporary, Leon chose Denver painter Michael Dowling. Watch this brief video to discover a bit more about him and why he will be paired with our production.