Ballet Nouveau Moves to Denver and Becomes Wonderbound
From The Denver Post:
In December we told you about an ambitious rebranding effort from the Broomfield-based nonprofit Ballet Nouveau Colorado, which has lately enjoyed renewed vigor and attendance thanks to its audience-favorite “Carry On.”
The 10-year-old dance company would split off from the 20-year-old school — to be renamed the Colorado Conservatory of Dance — and move to Denver under the new name Wonderbound.
Today the company moved several steps closer to that new identity by physically taking up residence at its new home at 1075 Park Avenue West, just northeast of downtown near the growing Ballpark neighborhood. The building, the former home of Weisco Motorcars, shares the area with the RedLine art gallery and several commercial and industrial businesses, positioning Wonderbound closer to the heart of the Denver arts scene.
The company touted its fundraising efforts in a press release today, pointing to support from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the David and Laura Merage Foundation and the Kenney Brothers Foundation. A crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo raised $61,570 — or less than half of its original $140,000 goal — but the company said it had adjusted that goal a couple weeks ago to $75,000 due to “generous outside donations.”
The company, led by artistic director Garrett Ammon and associate artistic director Dawn Fay, is currently rehearsing its April 19-21 show “Perpetual Beauty” with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The company will use the performances to officially mark the end of the Ballet Nouveau Colorado era as well as announcing its 2013-14 season.
Visit bncdance.com for more information.