Bruce Wood Dance SOAR

Bruce Wood Dance Presents


November 17 – 19, 2023

Moody Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


Join Bruce Wood Dance as we celebrate 14 years of dance excellence with SOAR — November 17+18 at 8 PM and November 19 at 2 PM at Moody Performance Hall.

Experience this inspiring show featuring a World Premiere by innovative Filipino-American choreographer Norbert De La Cruz III, the return of Joy Bollinger’s In My Your Head, and Bruce Wood’s beloved Home.

Known for choreography that is “complex but beautifully fluid and intensely musical” (Seeing Dance), De La Cruz III’s world premiere offers personal reflections on his post-migratory experiences as an entry point toward transformation. Audiences will be swept into a journey filled with resilience and hope. His emotionally resonant and thought-provoking work can be seen in the repertory of major dance companies around the country including Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, New York City Ballet, BalletX, and many more. A recipient of a Princess Grace Award for Choreography and named in the Top 25 to Watch by Dance Magazine, De La Cruz III “…is as much a poet as he is a craftsman.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Expect to be wowed.” – Broad Street Review

In Home, created by nationally acclaimed Texas Choreographer Bruce Wood, dancers share a story of healing and compassion while floating through a dreamlike landscape, bestowing genuine care and tenderness along the way. Set to the ethereal music of Gabriel Fauré and Patrick Doyle, Home is a heart–rending story of love, loss, empathy, and acceptance.

In My Your Head, by Joy Bollinger, delivers a kinetic work set to the music of British pop band Radiohead. In the midst of a divisive political landscape, In My Your Head explores the effects of propaganda, government distrust, and uncertainty for the future. Bollinger’s work moves from the mundane, to the mad, to the mournful at a riveting pace. In My Your Head was recently featured in the 42nd Annual Battery Dance Festival in New York City and will be presented at the Palm Desert Choreography Festival in California on November 11, 2023.

See you at SOAR — November 17-19 at Moody Performance Hall. Join us after each performance for our engaging Curtain Chats with the creators and dancers.

Approximate run time: 100 minutes. The performance includes two intermissions.

Recommended self-parking options:

  • Lexus Silver Parking below Moody Performance Hall. $17 on-site, the evening of the show. $16 purchased in advance online or by phone through TicketDFW.
  • North Lot of One Arts Plaza behind St Paul United Methodist Church at 1816 Routh Street. $8. Credit cards only.

Masks are optional. Subject to change in accordance with the health policies set by Dallas County and the CDC.

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