During Wonderbound’s teaser for this weekend’s world premier of “A Gothic Folktale” – audience members were convinced that yes, magic really is happening behind the walls of Junction Box, 1075 West Park Avenue. The company is teaming up with illusionist Professor Phelyx and musician Jesse Manley Oct 18-27 for a ballet with characters based on tarot cards – death, a gypsy, justice, and “the star” among them. The way these card characters interact with one another is set to new music by Manley and his band, and of course, Artistic Director Garrett Ammon’s thoughtful choreography.
Ammon was recently awarded the Denver Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture – a yearly prize awarded on the premise of “..recognized individuals and organizations that make significant and lasting contributions to the artistic, cultural and creative landscape in the City and County of Denver.” Wonderbound has certainly hit a stride and a sweet spot with it’s open-rehearsal policy and open-forum Q&A they host before each performance; just two of the factors that have led to the creation of a sense of community around their dancers, fans, and collaborators.
Friday, October 18; 7:30pm
Saturday, October 19; 7:30pm
Sunday, October 20; 2:00pm
Performing Arts Complex
at Pinnacle Charter School
1001 W. 84th Avenue
Denver, CO 80260 (303.292.4700 for tickets)
Saturday, October 26; 7:30 pm Sunday, October 27; 2:00pm
Parker Arts, Culture & Events
20000 Pikes Peak Ave.
Parker, CO 80138 (303.805.6800 for tickets)