“Let’s Dance…” Denver’s premier dance Company, Wonderbound had scheduled the Rock Ballets into their 2016 season well before the world heard the news. In a perfect confluence of time and space, sound and vision, Artistic Director Garrett Ammon’s ballets, set to the music of David Bowie and Queen take flight a month after the legendary […]
Based in Denver, Wonderbound was established in 2002 and has quickly grown into the second-largest professional dance company in Colorado. Originally called Ballet Nouveau Colorado and affiliated with a Broomfield-based dance school of the same name, in 2012–13 the company split with the dance school, changed its name, and moved to Denver. Led by artistic […]
“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 […]
I love watching the end of class in the mornings. As I get to know the artists here at Wonderbound, I find class to be a wonderful window for me as a designer and costumer into the personalities, body types, and individual styles of movement of each of the dancers. The subtleties of character and […]
Wonderbound is excited to be working with Costume Designer Anaya Cullen for our 2016-2017 season and can’t wait to see the incredible works she creates for our upcoming productions. Each week, Anaya has agreed to give us a peek into the goings on in the costume shop with photos, costume secrets, musings and more. Ready? […]
“Dust” opened on the ironically snowy evening of April 15 and a few audience members were kind enough to share their thoughts before braving the icy roads home.
How do professional dancers and actors feel about combining roles? We asked members of Wonderbound and Curious Theatre to spell it out for us.
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.
“Designed Chance” comes from Jesse Manley’s Winter album. It was created for Garrett Ammon’s work by the same name and debuted December of 2014.
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 […]