For one night only, Colorado audiences will be treated to an international collaboration between Denver’s own Wonderbound and Israel based dance company Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal. The performance will feature original choreography by Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon (Memories and Well Grounded Hopes), set to music by Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe, followed by a Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal piece, and then, finally, a marriage of the two companies in a world-premier.
Ammon answered a few questions about how this partnership formed and the commonalities between the companies, as Wonderbound blows our minds (yet again) through artistic blend.
The obvious question. How did this partnership form?
In January of this year Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado) had the pleasure of presenting “A Journey of the Human Spirit” in collaboration with Central City Opera, The Colorado Symphony, Newman Center Presents, Colorado Public Radio (CPR) and the Jewish Community Center’s Mizel Arts and Culture Center (MACC). During the creation of the production, we began to have conversations about bringing Wonderbound to MACC’s newly renovated Wolf Theatre. As we continued the conversations, JCC CEO Stuart Raynor presented the idea of doing a collaborative performance with Israel’s Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Dance Company. After a couple of Skype conversations, both dance companies agreed that it would be a wonderful endeavor to pursue.