A short film featuring Companhia Urbana de Dança (CUD) and Wonderbound as both companies prepare for a collaborative performance as part of The Biennial of the Americas.
Companhia Urbana de Dança was founded in Brazil in 2004 by choreographer and creative director Sonia Destri. The group is composed of eight exceptionally gifted artists from the suburbs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro. They each bring life experiences, pride, and unique creative talent to the dance floor, while incorporating hip-hop, urban, contemporary, and Brazilian social dance. Their social and cultural backgrounds fuel their inspiration and creativity, allowing for intense, genuine, and beautifully expressive movement.
Wonderbound is a new American dance company guided by Garrett Ammon. Its ten company artist create with an understanding that we must dream, we must work and we must be rigorous. Only then might we glimpse the true possibility that resides within all of us.
The collaborative performance takes place July 17th at 7pm in Denver's Civic Center Park