“Love” Teaser

Fine Artists: Wonderbound, featuring choreographers Garrett Ammon and Sarah Tallman, Confluence String Quartet, pianist Heidi Leathwood and poet Michael J. Henry of the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop
Project: “Love”
Press: Artplace America

Wonderbound’s Teaser episodes are not only a great place to get a sneak peek into their newest project, but they also allow the company to showcase members the audience rarely gets to interact with. For example, costume designer Rachel Kras gets to show off her designs and chat a bit about all the thought and planning that goes into each piece. On this particular evening she showcased her stark but feminine 1920’s design for Tallman’s “Intimate Letters.”  Dancer Meredith Strathmeyer always gets the skirts with the most fabric and movement, the kind that make you want to spin around like you’re 5 years old, and her dress certainly had a life force and personality of its own.  I can’t wait to see what’s in the works for “Gone West!”

Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
“Death Spin,” a charcoal drawing of Sarah Tallman in A Gothic Folktale by Mitch Caster

“Love” Rehearsal

Fine Artists: Wonderbound, choreography by Garrett Ammon and Sarah Tallman
Project: Rehearsal for “Love”
Press: 303 Magazine

The Junction Box is almost like another member of Wonderbound. I love this space. I love how it changes colors and textures at different times of day and depending on what the dancers are wearing. I think that it knew that Sarah Tallman’s piece, “Intimate Letters” just wouldn’t work with soft light and pastel colors, so it gave us these beautiful hard edges and strong contrasts…

Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography
Colorado Dance Photography

Ark Life and The Head and The Heart

Fine Artists: Ark Life, Josiah Johnson & Carleigh Aikins of The Head and The Heart, and Leon Gallery
Project: Live show at Leon Gallery

It was so great to finally get to hear Ark Life! Lindsay Giles is both a member of the band and part owner of Leon Gallery; I’ve heard all about them, met the members at various shows, but never actually been able to hear them live. They did not disappoint! They also had friends Josiah Johnson & Carleigh Aikins of The Head and The Heart at the gallery as well- each group did a set, and then played together. Although, unless you were there for soundcheck, you missed quite the rendition of Hanson’s “Mmmbop” to set mic levels- silly perfection. Josiah Johnson and Jesse Elliot, representing Seattle and Denver respectively, had also made a little Super Bowl wager… which Jesse clearly lost…

Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography
Denver Band Photography

It was a lovely night with a wonderful sense of heritage- hard working, folk musicians singing their hearts out in front of the photography of John Denver…

Don’t miss:

Ark Life celebrates New Belgium’s new “Snapshot” brew (with our friends from Artifact Uprising!) this Saturday, March 1.
The Head and The Heart returns with special guest Iron and Wine this summer at Red Rocks!