Bruce Wood Dance Project presents RED + 2
Following the successful kickoff of Season 3 with My Brother’s Keeper in March, Bruce Wood Dance Project (BWDP) keeps the flame bright with the program RED + 2 at the Dallas City Performance Hall on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Artistic Director Bruce Wood created three pieces—two revivals and one world premiere— for RED + 2. While assembling this show, Wood set out to explore the American spirit, and serendipitously ended up with “red, white and blue.” The RED + 2 slate includes a revival of Wood’s hit work, RED, a world premiere titled White Rabbit, and another Wood favorite, Rhapsody in Blue.
RED, which originally premiered in October 2001, will launch the program into high gear. Set to Philip Glass’ pulsating Violin Concerto, RED simmers with intense, kinetic energy. Next, the world premiere of White Rabbit pays tribute to the fortitude of the contemporary American spirit with its 60s rock mash-up and a surprise twist. Third, the company revives Rhapsody in Blue (1999), set to Gershwin’s quintessentially American musical creation. Rhapsody in Blue culminates in what the Fort Worth Star-Telegram once called “one of the most striking moments in all of 20th century choreography.” Together, Wood says these works aim to capture the dynamism of the American spirit.
Bruce Wood Dance Project is dedicated to championing the leadership and artistry of acclaimed choreographer Bruce Wood; cultivating original and innovative choreography; working with seasoned professionals and talented protégés; creating high-caliber productions; and invigorating the growth of dance in Dallas Fort Worth.
Wood’s team consists of lighting designer Tony Tucci, costume designer John Ahrens, production director Debbie Barr and photographer Brian Guilliaux. BWDP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization and the project is made possible by the support of numerous sponsors.
Tickets to BWDP are available online at www.brucewoodance.org or through the Dallas Wind Symphony Box Office at 214–428–2263. Reserve tickets are $15, $35 and $45; patron tickets are $100. Student rush tickets are available for $12 at the box office at 6:30 p.m. before the show.
Photo: Dancer Albert Drake of Bruce Wood Dance Project. Photo by Brian Guilliaux.