Bruce Wood Dance Project Presents SIX November 11+12 and Special Event Mistletoe Magic on December 20 at Dallas City Performance Hall
DALLAS, Texas - Bruce Wood Dance Project offers two exhilarating dance programs celebrating its sixth season with SIX, on November 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm, and Mistletoe Magic - a special holiday event - on Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00 pm. Your spirits will soar as you revel in the energy and effervescence of these distinctive shows. Tickets for SI X November are $25, $35, $45, $55, and $100 (VIP). Student rush tickets for $15 are available 90 minutes before the shows. Special Event Mistletoe Magic features three Broadway stars, BWDP's dancers, and a jazz combo. Tickets are $55, $65, $100, and $150 (VIP - available only by phone; includes artist reception following the show). Tickets for both shows are available at the Dallas Winds Box Office at 214–428–2263 or online at brucewooddance.org.
In SIX's mixed bill, BWDP revives the Bruce Wood® classic, No Sea To Sail In. Artistic Director Kimi Nikaidoh describes the work as "a stark and suspenseful ballet noir, filled with portent and unrequited searching." Its world premiere took place at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in January 2004. In conversation with critic Margaret Putnam at the debut, Wood said, "the new piece is a breakthrough. I'm trying movements I wouldn't try before, taking more risks."
Following in the legacy of her mentor, Nikaidoh includes two world premieres. She commissioned award-winning dancemaker Katarzyna Skarpetowska to create a high-spirited, dynamic work for 10 dancers. Says Skarpetowska, "Klezmer Rodeo is set to the music of John Zorn and explores sheer physicality, joy, and the raw connection of music to dance. Its driving rhythms thrust the dancers into rapturous passages." Klezmer Rodeo's exuberant athleticism and seamless patterning offer the dancers a great deal of freedom in movement and expression.
Nikaidoh takes on the second world premiere. Bloom is a collaboration with Dallas's celebrated mixed- media artist, Shane Pennington. Bloom captures the healing and reclaiming of hope through recovery. Nikadioh says, "When human vulnerability renders any of us profoundly depleted or broken, it's so often the mercy and understanding of others that helps us toward recovery. Bloom explores the idea that resilience is less an individual attribute than a gift we give to each other."
Nikaidoh is excited to work with Pennington, who is well known in Dallas as the founder of AURORA–– the largest outdoor new media arts festival in the United States. He is a recipient of the "New Dallas Nine" award from D Magazine and has exhibited internationally at the Paddington Contemporary Gallery in Sydney, Australia and at Sur la Montagne, Berlin.
Back by popular demand, Mistletoe Magic returns for one night only - Tuesday, December 20 - on stage at Dallas City Performance Hall at 8:00 pm. Among the three outstanding Broadway stars are Liz Callaway, known for her role of "Grizabella" in Cats for five years, Hugh Panaro, known for his role as "Phantom" in more than 2,500 performances of The Phantom of The Opera; and award-winning composer Joseph Thalken, who is music director for both Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters. This joyous evening of song and dance showcases your favorite holiday and classic Broadway standards such as Santa Baby, All I Ask Of You, If I Loved You, and Let It Snow. TheaterJones.com senior critic Margaret Putnam praised the event as "glamour all the way."
BWDP is made possible by the dedicated patrons and sponsors, including Heritage Auctions (HA.com); TACA - Performing for the Arts; Danny Curry; Read+Steve Gendler; City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; James+Gayle Halperin Foundation; Ellen Kendrick Creative, Inc.; Brian Guilliaux Photography; Texas Commission on the Arts; and Bloomberg Philanthropies.