“Ties that Bind”
The evening will feature excerpts from Unbound Baroque, and the celebrated work, “Memories and Well-Grounded Hopes”, performed live by the fabulous Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe. A high octane, humorous and poetically athletic extravaganza.
Sponsored by Lisa & Lynn Taussig
Photo credit to Amanda Tipton
The philosophy of Wonderbound centers around three fundamental values – community, collaboration, and creation. Under the artistic direction of Garrett Ammon and Dawn Fay, a radiant energy has grown around the exemplary dancers that make up Wonderbound. Free to “unzip their souls,” these artists are continually evolving as they explore their humanity through movement. From creating new works with Ammon to utilizing the talents of various musicians, poets and visual artists, Wonderbound’s dancers bring their considerable classical prowess to the table while simultaneously tapping into a vulnerability that strips away pretense.
Garrett Ammon began his tenure as artistic director of Wonderbound in 2007. He has been recognized for his work as both an artist and leader through a Denver Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Arts & Culture and a Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellowship. Having choreographed nearly 60 works over the past sixteen years, Ammon’s trademark aesthetic seamlessly blends tradition with adventurous new ideas. His deep belief in the value of live music as an integral part of the dance experience keeps Wonderbound actively creating with a wide range of independent musicians and composers. Always pushing the boundaries of dance and the performance experience, Ammon brings an eclectic range of artistic organizations and artists into Wonderbound projects as well. More information can be found at garrettammon.com.
Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe play nouveau klezmer music — an exuberant musical experience, rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves. The Lost Tribe is dedicated to bringing Jewish music to a wider audience.