Garrett Ammon must know it takes chutzpah to choreograph Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C Major,” the same music George Balanchine used for the first ballet he created in America, in 1934. Balanchine’s “Serenade” isn’t just a classic; it’s a cornerstone of 20th century ballet.
“If you like to study working bodies,” Caster explains, “dancers are great.” The class, now in its second year, is called The Dancer in Motion/ Wonderbound Collaboration and involves 15 students spending five Saturdays at the company’s rehearsal studio. After reviewing technique with Caster, students grab materials and head into the studio. Pencils fly in […]
Though Wonderbound’s regular season ended in April, things didn’t slow down much as we marched on toward summer. 2014-15 Season Photo Shoot – On May 16, we had the pleasure of spending the day at Junction Box with Kristen Hatgi and Mark Sink. These two remarkable photographers are longtime Wonderbound collaborators and have been shooting […]
This October, Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings” will open in Denver featuring musicians of the Colorado Symphony and premiere on the West Coast with Smuin Ballet. DENVER (July 30, 2014) – Denver’s Wonderbound is gaining national attention this October as Artistic Director Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings” premieres with San Francisco’s Smuin Ballet. In addition, […]
This article was originally published at sarahtallman.com Yup, you read it here first. I was born with the need to be perfect. No comments from the peanut gallery please! It’s the thing that keeps me up late at night, and gets me up early in the morning. It’s what called me to my first ballet […]
After closing “Love” in mid-February, Wonderbound leapt into the studio process to create “Gone West” with poet Michael J. Henry and singer/songwriter Ian Cooke. Mike, Ian and I had been meeting for a year to develop the concept for this new evening-length performance, and having worked with Mike twice before, we returned to our shared […]
Denver (April 16, 2014) Although the 20132014 Wonderbound season has come to a close, the dance artists at Wonderbound are still working hard for a good cause. On May 2 and 3, they will present the 5th annual installment of Industrial Project — a program of innovative dance works produced and performed entirely by […]