Named as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” and under the direction of Garrett Ammon and Dawn Fay, Denver-based Wonderbound will bring limitless artistry to the Vail and Avon stages at this year’s Vail Dance Festival.
The contemporary dance company will perform at Dance for $20.17 on Tuesday at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and at Nottingham Park for Dancing in the Park on Wednesday. This is Wonderbound’s return to the Vail Dance Festival; they previously performed as part of the Trey McIntyre Project.
“Dance for $20.17 will feature Flobots live with us, so that is kind of really exciting for us to be at [the amphitheater] and presenting with live music, which is a big part of our identity,” said Fay, producing director of Wonderbound. “And, then, we’re really excited to do the next day over in Avon, where we’ll be bringing our production of ‘A Dangerous Liaison.'”
“A Dangerous Liaison” is a mixture of thought-provoking, self-indulgent humor with a fusion of baroque music and contemporary dance. The daring artistry exposes the dance company’s innovation, vulnerability, courage and mastery of choreography.
“We are hyper-musical, incredibly athletic and also very sensual in our movements,” Fay said. “Both the works that we’re bringing to Avon are very humorous, so I think the audience is really going to enjoy some tongue-in-cheek humor and also some just downright funny moments that I think will be really great to share.”
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