Bruce Wood® (1960–2014)
Kimi Nikaidoh—Artistic Director
Joy Atkins Bollinger—Rehearsal Director
Albert Drake III—Artistic Associate
Featured Dances Rhapsody in Blue—Bruce Wood® (1999) I Liturgy—Bruce Wood® (2005) I Find Me—Kimi Nikaidoh (2015) I My Heart Remembers—Bryan Arias (2015) I Edge of My Life So Far—Bruce Wood® (2010) I Day of Small Things—Bruce Wood® (2013) I The Only Way Through Is Through—Bruce Wood® (1999); revised 2013 I Home—Bruce Wood® (1997); restaged 2014 Requiem—Bruce Wood® (2003); restaged 2014 I Whispers—Albert Drake (2015) I Polyester Dreams—Bruce Wood® (2002); restaged 2015 I My Brother’s Keeper—Bruce Wood® (2013) I White Rabbit—Bruce Wood® (2013) I RED—Bruce Wood® (2001); restaged 2013Being—Bruce Wood® (1998); restaged 2014 I Lovett!—Bruce Wood® (2000); restaged 2013
For performance inquiries in North America,
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In addition, presenters in the Mid-America Arts Alliance
region of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Nebraska may apply for up to $5,000 to support Bruce Wood Dance coming to their community. Please check out the Regional Touring Program Grant offered by Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Touring Roster
Bruce Wood Dance is included on the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Roster. Presenters may apply for a portion of the booking fee through the Cultural Connections Performance Support grant application and may get up to 50 percent of the fee underwritten. For more information contact:
P.O. Box 13406
Austin, TX 78711-3406
512–463–5535 Ext. 0 or toll-free 800–252–9415
the critics’ choice
PHOTO BY BRIAN GUILLIAUX
Bruce Wood Dance has overcome the loss of its founder to become one of America’s most exciting dance prospects
Bruce Wood Dance (BWD) is poised to join the ranks of international touring companies and bring the big heart of Dallas to the rest of the country and beyond. A dynamic, compelling, contemporary dance company, it is built on the vision and prolific output of acclaimed Texan choreographer Bruce Wood.®
The company has just signed with promoters KMP Artists, meaning international audiences can expect to seem them on global stages in the near future. For now though, the company is focused on upcoming shows in Dallas at the Bruce Wood Dance Gallery and Moody Performance Hall in Dallas on November 17+18.
Lynne Richardson I International Arts Manager
August 1, 2017
DFW Dance Groups Were En Pointe in 2016
“Bruce Wood Dance Project also had a strong year, with a resolve that the group can strive for national excellence two years after the death of its namesake . . .
[#1] The single best dance in 2016 was BWDP dancer Joy Bollinger’s Carved In Stone, deeply emotional and striking in its stillness. That made it perfect on a bill that also included Andy and Dionne Noble’s quirky and visually memorable Skin and Wood’s delightful Anything Goes, set to Cole Porter songs . . .
[#5] Another mesmerizing BWDP program, with Wood’s haunting No Sea to Sail In, the premiere of artistic director Kimi Nikaidoh’s Bloom, with intriguing video of the dancers floating; and closing with the comic, energetic freshness of Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s Klezmer Rodeo.”
Mark Lowry I Special to the Star-Telegram
December 25, 2016
2016 in Review: Dance
Chief Dance Critic Margaret Putnam offers her Top 10 Dance Events of the Year, Focusing on New Work
“This was a tough year for a dance critic: a raft of great works and only 10 to choose. I could easily stack the deck with about everything TITAS offered, but to be fair to the locals, they merit attention too. Why? So many compelling premieres . . .
(2) Making a stunning debut with Carved in Stone, Joy Atkins Bollinger’s haunting 25-minute piece had nothing to do with rigidity and everything to do with rebirth and discovery . . .
(5) The company took a risk with the collaborative efforts of artistic director Kimi Nikaidoh and video artist Shane Pennington in a soulful Bloom, where sorrow gradually gives way to trust and hope . . . In a much jauntier mood, Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s rough-and-tumble Yesod was one long, heady romp as dancers catapulted in different directions, careened and tossed each other into the air.”
Margaret Putnam I theaterjones.com
December 29, 2016
2016 in Review: Dance, Part 2
Curiously Compelling Choreographers
“. . . The first is Bruce Wood Dance Project’s Joy Atkins Bollinger and her choreographic debut Carved in Stone . . . the dance delivered beautifully picturesque moments, yet transitioned between them with grace and etherealness. The best part came when the cast almost doubled in size to close out the work, proving power and elegance can be achieved simply in numbers.”
Cheryl Callon I theaterjones.com I December 29, 2016
2016 in Dance: How Did Local Troupes Fare Against the National Acts?
“. . . The biggest surprise of the local dance year was Joy Atkins Bollinger’s Carved In Stone, a moving lyrical work . . . The longtime Wood company member is a highly expressive performer, but nothing could have prepared us for the power of her major choreographic debut.”
Manuel Mendoza I Special Contributor I dallasnews.com
December 27, 2016
The mission of Bruce Wood Dance is to present high-caliber, original, contemporary choreography that
harnesses the power of dance as a tool for entertainment, enrichment, and healing. Fortified by Bruce Wood®’s
aesthetic, BWD produces and maintains his repertoire, commissions new work by resident choreographers and
guest dance-makers, and contributes to the quality of life in Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, and across the nation.
Bruce Wood Dance Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors.
Bruce Wood is a registered trademark.