Wonderbound Presents LOVE, 2/14-16
This Valentines Day, Wonderbound will be delighting audiences with Love, a production featuring live music, poetry and dance. Love will consist of two works by Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon and a world premiere by company artist Sarah Tallman. The production will be accompanied by Confluence String Quartet and pianist Heidi Leathwood.
The performance will open with When The Power Goes Out, which was the first of a series of Intoxicating collaborations between Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Executive Director Michael J. Henry and Garrett Ammon. Created in 2009, the work is comprised of six poems by Henry that delve into the complexities of love through multiple relationships. When the Power Goes Out is set to the haunting nocturnes of Frédéric François Chopin which will be performed live by the extraordinary pianist Heidi Leathwood.
"I'm so pleased be able to see this ballet again, and to get to know these characters again-I've missed them! I've always marveled at the dancers' ability to bring these characters to life, to make them real and beautiful and flawed all over again. Which seems perfectly appropriate for Valentine's Day, a day where we celebrate love in all its myriad forms." says poet and Lighthouse Writers Workshop Executive Director, Michael J. Henry
The program will continue with a world premiere work, Intimate Letters by Company Artist Sarah Tallman. choreographed to String Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters by composer Leoš Janá?ek. This will be Sarah's eighth work created for Wonderbound, touching on themes from the tumultuous era of the 1920's.
"I am incredibly honored, and excited to begin work on this new creation with Confluence String Quartet, and the dance artists at Wonderbound." says Tallman "I look forward to discovering and exploring the provocative era of the 1920's through the beautifully descriptive score that Janá?ek so meticulously created. I am especially interested in using the complicated theme of love to show the strength of women and their ability to change the future."