“Bruce Wood®’s dances prove that thoughtfully crafted art can delight,

revive, challenge, and heal us. In every production and commission, our

dances go beyond compelling movement to stir hearts and minds.”

Kimi Nikaidoh

June 4+5 I 8:00 PM

June 6 I 2:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

Tickets on sale May 10!

photo by SHAREN BRADFORD

Unite features two world premieres and select pieces from the repertory of Bruce Wood.®

Omar Román De Jesús

Sombreristas transports audiences into a dreamworld where the conscious mind and imagination collide. Created exclusively for Bruce Wood Dance by Omar Román De Jesús, artistic director of New York–based Boca Tuya, Sombreristas is set on a cast of one dozen dancers and an equal cohort of lively hats.

 

Joy Bollinger

Of her latest world premiere, Blue, Joy Bollinger says, “Blue is a creation woven from the stories of our company members and their experiences with mental health throughout the pandemic. Ranging from calm to complicated, the piece moves through Beethoven’s Piano Sonata #14 in C Sharp Minor. The work speaks to the unique paths that led us through a year of isolation, contemplation, and restoration.”

 

Bruce Wood®

Bruce Wood’s masterpiece, Requiem, returns for UNITE. This unconventional interpretation of Mozart’s unfinished Requiem mass features Wood’s signature gestures, dramatic partnering, and some of his most daring lifts. Debuted on January 22, 2003 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Requiem swells with breathtaking images and restrained power. Speaking of the work, Wood has said, “I take the traditional and turn it on its ear. This piece is extremely athletic and very urban—very sharp and angular. It’s completely different than what you’d expect.” Rounding out the bill is the return of Wood’s last completed work, Hide Me Angel. Commissioned by TITAS/Dance Unbound for the Command Performance Gala in 2014, Hide Me Angel is a poignant male duet described as a meditation on life.

Bruce Wood Dance brings original, innovative choreography back to the stage at at Moody Performance Hall in Unite on Friday + Saturday, June 4 + 5 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, June 6 at 2:00 PM. The performances are limited to 207 seats per show with social distancing. Masks are required. The show runs for 65 minutes without intermission.

 

Ticket prices are $35, $50, and $100 available beginning May 10 at TicketDFW.com or by phone at 214–871–5000.

 

Featuring captivating works by Bruce Wood, and world premieres by Omar Román De Jesús and artistic director Joy Bollinger, this program will uplift and intrigue with touching humanity and spectacular imagery.

 

“There is a tremendous feeling of excitement as we prepare for Unite at Moody Performance Hall. To return to our home stage, to feel the presence of a live audience, to share our passion with others in real time, these things feel like quite an accomplishment after the year we have had. The program is outstanding, with two compelling works by our founder, Bruce Wood, and two world premieres,” said Bollinger.

UNITE emphasizes the power of dance to spark laughter, to inspire awe, to invite empathy, to unite.

Omar Román De Jesús

photo by annette Navarro

Joy Bollinger

photo by brian guilliaux

Bruce Wood®

photo by brian guilliaux

Requiem by Bruce Wood®

photo by sharen bradford

Hide Me Angel by Bruce Wood®

photo by sharen bradford

Sombreristas by Omar Román De Jesús

photo by sharen bradford

Sombreristas by Omar Román De Jesús

photo by sharen bradford

Sombreristas by Omar Román De Jesús

photo by sharen bradford

Join us May 23 for the final program in our series:

Wood/Shop—New Works by Company Dancers. This project showcases our dancers’ choreographic talents! Each program takes place on Zoom and features two or three new dance films. FREE!

Click HERE to register for your Zoom link.

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