Wonderbound Moving To Larger Space
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Media Contact: Lauren Turner, Marketing & Communications Manager
After five years, Wonderbound is moving its contemporary dance company and base of operations to Elyria-Swansea.
Denver, CO: On September 1, 2018, Wonderbound—the American dance company located at Park Avenue West and Broadway—will move to a new home at the confluence of the Elyria-Swansea, Clayton and Cole neighborhoods. With the support of its Board of Directors, Wonderbound is excited to transition to a larger space just two miles northeast of its current location: previously the AT&T Call Center on 40thAvenue, near York Street.
Under the Direction of Garrett Ammon and Dawn Fay, the nonprofit is looking at the move with wide eyes and big ideas. “It will be hard leaving our neighbors and a place that is filled with fond memories, but the new space offers the potential of a permanent home,” says Fay, “something that we have dreamt about for years.” Ammon agrees, saying, “This space was a perfect fit for us when we moved in and it helped define Wonderbound’s identity, but we are a growing organization and our new home can accommodate the needs we have moving forward.”
Wonderbound is engaging this new chapter with the backing and advocacy of its broad community of supporters. "Wonderbound is truly a beautiful and inspiring company, one that continually surprises, delights and moves their audiences,” says Deborah Jordy, Executive Director of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. “We are so fortunate to have a dance company of this caliber in the Denver Metro area and look forward to the exciting growth potential this new building offers them!"
Wonderbound’s move is also seen as a powerful example of arts advocacy in our rapidly growing city. Gary Steuer, President and CEO of Bonfils-Stanton Foundation said:
“We are thrilled that Wonderbound has been able to secure a new home that will allow them to continue to serve our community with extraordinary and innovative dance. We have been a believer in this company and its mission from its inception and look forward to its continued success in this new facility. Securing appropriate and affordable space in Denver has become a critical problem for arts groups in our community and poses a risk to the future of our cultural sector. We therefore especially applaud all of those involved in making this new home a reality for Wonderbound, and hope it inspires other property owners, developers and patrons to action.”
Here are the details of the move:
- The building is located at 2535 East 40th Ave—a part of District 9, under City Council Representative Albus Brooks
- The property has been purchased by an investment group led by Brooke and Tom Gordon, longtime advocates and supporters of Wonderbound
- Situated among the up-and-coming neighborhoods of Cole, Clayton and Elyria-Swansea, the area is ripe with development and community advancement
- New neighbors include Bruce Randolph School, the Denver Food Stamp Office and Denver landmark, Lucero’s
- Wonderbound’s rehearsals will remain open to the public until the move and at its new location, though visitors are encouraged to call beforehand
About Wonderbound:Wonderbound’s mission is to use dance to deepen humankind’s common bond through uncommon endeavors of discovery and creation. Under the direction of Garrett Ammon and Dawn Fay, Wonderbound has defined itself as a unique dance company in the world and a leader in the Colorado arts community through ongoing collaborations with Colorado’s finest artists and a commitment to live music at all of its regular productions. Since 2013, Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado) has resided in a 1920’s post office garage at the intersections of Park Avenue West, Broadway and Arapahoe.
For any other questions or additional information, contact Lauren Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 292-4700.