Lost Walks performs Blood Lantern

Lost Walks-project rooted in music, movement, collaboration, and conservation. Partnering with wildlife organizations, the band works to raise awareness, empathy, and action toward protecting wolves and returning them to Colorado.

Lost Walks’ debut album, "Wolf, Woman, Man,"( 2016) tells the story of a couple who moves to a mountain region and ultimately faces challenges from the elements, each other and a lone, injured wolf.

The newest production “Blood Lantern” is a narrative prequel to “Wolf, Woman, Man.” While musically more complex, lyrically, “Blood Lantern” dives deeper into the true implications of wolf reintroduction/conservation. It involves topics like trophic cascade, chronic wasting disease, and the horrific extermination of wolves. “Blood Lantern’s” website unveils songs in acts and scientific data supplied by ecologists working within the field.
Live performances also include film projection, but most notably stand out with a team of dancers, whose choreography enhances and informs the band’s unfurling narrative. 

General/All Ages
45
Musical, Dance, Storytelling
Mercury Cafe
2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205

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Andy Thomas - vocals/guitar

Cullen Hendrix - drums

Dameon Merkl - vocals

Danny Aranow - lead guitar

David Thomas Bailey - bass

Jen GaNun - vocals/harmonium/choreography

Claire Steeno - dancer/choreography

Laura Morales - dancer/choreography

Sydney Skilken - dancer/choreography

“I just finished watching the performance of the Lost Walks band and I loved it. I cried through so much of it. Marvelous. It moved me so much. It brought all my emotions that have been inside of me these past two years working to bring our wolves home. Bravo to the Lost Walks band.

“The music was powerful. The dancing was incredible. Every expression, every gesture, every muscle of the dancers conveyed the thoughts and actions of the characters. The costumes completed the characters artfully. The whole effect was haunting. Jen GaNun, the director, sang and narrated beautifully. One of the musicians produced a wide range of vocals and narrative. Each of the other musicians performed outstandingly as well. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience I hope many get to see. What better tribute to animals that are critical to Colorado’s well-being.”
“Lost Walks’ sound does not welcome obvious categorization, and invites comparison to artists of various persuasions including Australian rock, Danish lyrical sludge, German electronica, and melancholy Americana. The dancers provide emphasis that heavy drums cannot, and embody many of the emotions viewers may feel but be unable to express. The band contextualizes viewers’ understanding of the dancing by providing worded, real-time scenarios that inform the dancers’ movements. Precise and evocative, the interaction of choreography and sound create a rich and spellbinding atmosphere which is further supported by the careful lighting of a subtly multi-layered, room-sized art installation of paintings and photographs. The use by the dancers of a roughly 7’x7’ scrim for an ingenious scene of living shadow play, featuring an exaggerated wolf skull, manages to both highlight and obscure the event it is meant to convey. Moving through the audience, onstage with the band, and quite close to those in the front row, the Lost Walks dancers included and sometimes immersed viewers in the collaborative multimedia experience that Wolf, Woman, Man has fully become.”
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Mercury Cafe

2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205

Entrance: The main entrance for the Ballroom venue is on the southeast side of the building off of California St.; attendees may also use the entrance on 22nd St. 

Parking: There is a large paid parking lot just across California St. and street parking

Accessibility: If you have any accessibility needs or concerns, please reach out to us at info@denverfringe.org

Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue; all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show