Bruce Wood Dance presents Rise
Bruce Wood Dance will offer an outstanding evening of dance featuring two stellar works from the repertoire of late founder, Bruce Wood, and a world premiere by resident choreographer and Wood protégé, Joy Atkins Bollinger. Come early and hear Bollinger speak about her new work at the Artists Talk at 7:15 pm in the lobby. Stay after the performance to participate in a Q&A with the artistic team in the theater.
Rise features two contrasting, acclaimed works by Bruce Wood. Created in 1999, The Only Way Through Is Through is a timeless embodiment of relentless determination. The piece is bold and fierce dancers slam into the ground and propel themselves across the stage. In contrast, the Dallas premiere of Lay Your Burdens Down, created in 2006, is a highly sensitive work about kindness, compassion, empathy, and helping those in need.