According to Adam Lerner, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, “Denver is very welcoming for artists. There is no entrenched academic hierarchy like you find on the east coast…Denver inspires anyone with a pioneering spirit.” I found this quote in the 2010 Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Program’s report on how to “position Denver as the creative capital of the Rocky Mountain West.” Denver is pushing limits and boundaries to showcase the City’s creative talent. The fifth largest employment cluster in Colorado, according to the Partnership Report, Denver has the momentum and ability to rise among the ranks. So, how is it doing with the dance community? Are people being recognized? YES! Yes, they are. Artistic Directory Garrett Ammon just received the Denver Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture.
Garrett is the Artistic Director of Wonderbound and was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” (2009). He is a serial collaborator with a national following and award-winning track record. I could go on and on, but would rather you go see for yourself. Wonderbound’s next performance, A Gothic Folktale, opens on October 18th at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School. Get a ticket and go see what all the buzz is about!