After twenty years, Ballet Nouveau Colorado has made the leap. The dance company is splitting in two, and the portion now known as Wonderbound has moved into Denver, to 1075 Park Avenue West -- at the confluence of Arapahoe Square, Curtis Park and Five Points. Wonderbound is sharing the building now known as "Junction Box" with Community Coordinating District No. 1, the group that's been working with the city to revitalize the area.
And the addition of the new American dance company should certainly help with that. "I see artistic collaborations as metaphors for our capacity to create change in our world," says Garrett Ammon, artistic director of Wonderbound and one of our people to watch this year. "To truly understand one another, we must move beyond conversation and actively engage in the creation of something new. Only then can we appreciate the expansive beauty of our shared humanity." See also: - Ballet Nouveau Colorado is headed for Five Points -- and Wonderbound - Eddie Maestas Park needs plan to go from trash to tribute - A conversation with Garrett Ammon
An Indiegogo campaign helped fund the move, but Wondebound also received support from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the David and Laura Merage Foundation, and the Kenney Brothers Foundation.
Wonderbound will announce its 2013-2014 inaugural season at Perpetual Beauty, its final performances as Ballet Nouveau Colorado. This collaborative work with the Colorado Symphony will be presented for three shows only, April 19 through April 21. Tickets are on sale now at www.bncdance.com.
And the other half of the organization? While the performing portion of Ballet Nouveau Colorado has become Wonderbound, the school will remain in Broomfield, but will change its name to Colorado Conservatory of Dance.
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