ARTICLES + REVIEWS
Review: Bruce Wood Dance Project I Montgomery Arts Theater
Reasons to Be Happy
The Bruce Wood Dance Project Debuts with a Mesmerizing Program
Delight and decadence came full force Friday night at the Montgomery Arts Theater. The delight was double-edged---stemming from the premiere of a clever and whimsical Happy Feet—and the creation of the Bruce Wood Dance Project . . . happy news indeed . . .
Margaret Putnam I TheaterJones.com
June 11, 2011
. . . The reception here was so positive that a new season of some kind seems likely. One can only hope that Bruce Wood Dance Project has found a permanent base. With this kind of dancing, it deserves a place in the sun.
Leonard Eureka I Fort Worth Weekly
June 15, 2011
A exultant weekend . . . the Bruce Wood Dance Project debuted before several hundred excited dance lovers. It may prove to be one of the most important events for contemporary choreography in North Texas, marking a possible Start of Something Good.
Jerome Weeks I KERA/Art&Seek/Arts, Music, Culture for North Texas
June 13, 2011
Accompanied live at the Montgomery Arts Theater by Ginny Mac and her band playing 1920s “hot jazz,” the Bruce Wood Dance Project turned Happy Feet into a comic masterpiece . . . The premieres Happy Feet and Our Last Lost Chance, though opposite in tone, were a reminder that the former New York City Ballet dancer has a gift for pushing past pure movement to create subtle theatrical experiences that evoke specific times, places, and attitudes . . .
Manuel Mendoza I The Dallas Morning News
June 12, 2011
Cowtown’s loss is Dallas’ gain. Out of the ashes of the defunct Bruce Wood Dance Company, the Fort Worth choreographer has risen like a phoenix and debuted his new outfit, Bruce Wood Dance Project. And boy, did it take flight . . . The show closed with what might be Wood’s masterpiece, 2001’s Bolero, a sexually tense ensemble piece that builds with Ravel’s music, dramatic black and white costumes, and in the setting of a European train station.
Mark Lowry I DFW.com
June 12, 2011