“A Perfect Balance of Emotion, Movement, + Unity” – TheaterJones.com
Falling the weekend after Veteran’s Day, Harvest sees the timely restaging of Bruce Wood®’s work Follow Me. Featuring servicemen and women joining the BWD dancers onstage, Follow Me was originally commissioned in 2004 by RiverCenter Performing Arts in tribute to the U.S. Infantry and the soldiers at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The world premiere of In My Your Head by Joy Bollinger, set to music by Radiohead, examines the emotional turmoil of disillusioned youth in America in the context of the dynamic political landscape. Eve Hill–Agnus from DMagazine.com wrote of Bollinger, “one of the most evocative and lyrical choreographers on our scene.”
Harvest also sees the return of multi-award winning choreographer Bryan Arias, who will create his second Bruce Wood Dance world premiere. Arias’ first commissioned work for Bruce Wood Dance was 2015’s My Heart Remembers. Katie Dravenstott of TheaterJones.com said of this work, “Arias entranced audiences with his blend of modern and hip hop styles.” Arias has performed with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Kidd Pivot. His works have been commissioned by Bruce Wood Dance, Ballet Vorpommern, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and many more.
BRUCE WOOD DANCE PROJECT was launched in Dallas in January 2011 to champion the vision, leadership, and artistry of nationally acclaimed Texan dance-maker Bruce Wood.® BWDP picked up where the successful Fort Worth-based Bruce Wood Dance Company left off.