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Harvest features the return of the nationally renowned
Follow Me by Bruce Wood,® the world premiere of the
emotionally kinetic In My Your Head by Joy Bollinger,
and Live, Love, Laugh, a world premiere by
2017 Princess Grace Choreography Awardee and
2019 Jacobs Pillow Fellowship honoree Bryan Arias.
November 15+16 I 8:00 PM
Moody Performance Hall
PHOTOS BY SHAREN BRADFORD
Follow Me—From Bruce Wood®
Dedicated to the United States Armed Forces––past and present
Lighting Design––Tony Tucci I Costume Design––John Ahrens I Music––Michael Kamen/Band of Brothers (Music from the HBO® Miniseries); Marcello Alvarez+Salvatore Licitra/Duetto
Commissioned in 2004 by RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in tribute to the United States Infantry and the soldiers at Fort Benning, Georgia. Premiered at the Heard Theatre. Produced in honor of Veteran’s Day, this work is a tribute to U.S. soldiers. “Follow Me” is the Army’s motto and it has significant meaning to every person who has ever served.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be shot at, but I do know what it’s like when all your best friends die beside you, one by one. I decided to make a dance around the themes of brotherhood, nobility, courage, and sacrifice,” said Bruce Wood®️ of the piece.
“War may be brutal, but what shines through here is the tenderness of comrades, the trust, the support and the bravery,” wrote Margaret Putnam for TheaterJones.com.
“A humane, transcendently apolitical tribute”—Wayne Lee Gay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
PHOTO BY brian guilliaux
In My Your Head—World Premiere by Joy Bollinger
In My Your Head is artistic director Joy Bollinger’s third major work for the company. Set to the music of Radiohead, the work captures the pulse of American youth in the context of the dynamic political landscape.
Bollinger became a media darling with the premiere of Carved In Stone in 2016, which was restaged in June this year for the Embrace program. Eve Hill–Agnus from DMagazine.com wrote, “one of the most evocative and lyrical choreographers on our scene.” In 2016 when the piece debuted, Margaret Putnam from TheaterJones.com wrote of Bollinger, “She is the poet of dance, the Keats and Shelley of our time . . . dancers who move like ribbons . . . sublime choreography––made this a dance of the ages.” Read More>>
Carved In Stone
Carved In Stone
Carved In Stone
Lighting Design––Tony Tucci
Costume Design––John Ahrens
Set Design––Carlos Castillo
Music––Ólafur Arnalds I Frederic Chopin
Live, Love, Laugh—World Premiere by Bryan Arias
Internationally renowned choreographer Bryan Arias returns to create his second world premiere for Bruce Wood Dance. Arias has created works for the Juilliard School, Netherlands Dance Theater 2, Ballet Vorpommern (Germany), The Scottish Ballet, Tanz Lucerne Theater, Ballet Theater Basel, The Paul Taylor Company, Charlotte Ballet, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Among his numerous awards are the 2019 Jacob’s Pillow Fellowship and 2017 Princess Grace Award. Earlier in his career, Arias performed with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Netherlands Dance Theater, and Kidd Pivot. Bryan Arias was in residence at Bruce Wood Dance Gallery from September 1–15.
My Heart Remembers. Premiered November 2015 at Dallas City Performance Hall
Lighting Design—Tony Tucci
Music—Debussy I Willie Colón I Joe Hisaishi I Alexi Murdoch
“Love—or just the possibility of love—is as fleeting and arbitrary as the wind.” Margaret Putnam, TheaterJones.com.
“Arias entranced audiences with his blend of modern and hip hop styles ... explored the mystery and magic of love.” Katie Dravenstott, TheaterJones.com. Read More >>
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