“. . . an opportunity to see how artists are making lemonade with

lemons––and it’s certainly something fresh in our arts scene.”

Natalie Gempel, D Magazine

The Tin Star Theater in Trinity Groves opened August 28 with a performance by Bruce Wood Dance.

video BY rebecca butler

Tin Star Theater founder Nolan McGahan conceived Twilight at the Tin Star, a creative collaboration of dance and live music. The audience experienced this immersive art event from the safety of their vehicles in an in-the-round, drive-in theater setting. The performance featured music by Danny Goldman and MAKE trio and percussionist Austin Allen. The dancers performed a site–specific work created by innovative choreographer Gregory Dolbashian under the canopy of TETRA, an illuminated structural art piece by Colin Hendee.

Twilight at the Tin Star made headlines:

Tin Star Theater Transforms Empty Lot into Socially Distanced Performance Venue by Noelle Walker, NBC News

The New Tin Star Theater Wants Dallas to Engage With Performing Arts Again

by Natalie Gempel, D Magazine

Can Dallas Dancer Nolan McGahan Save the City’s Performing Arts Season?

by Manny Mendoza, The Dallas Morning News

Signs of Life by Arnold Wayne Jones, The Dallas Voice

North Texas Indoor and Outdoor Theaters Trying to Return to Pre–COVID Entertainment Routine by Kevin Reece, WFAA

The Tin Star Theater Opens by Mark Lowry, TheaterJones.com

Tin Star Theater founder Nolan McGahan (right) and choreographer

Gregory Dolbashian (left) were interviewed about the outdoor event, Twilight at the Tin Star, at Bruce Wood Dance Gallery in the Dallas Design District.



SOLUNA: Passport to the Park

On Saturday, September 19, more than 1,000 people came to Klyde Warren Park to enjoy the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Soluna: Passport to the Park. At 4:00 PM we wowed the crowd with the fast–paced, snappy footwork of Bruce Wood®’s Being, set to Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. Following that, we presented Joy Bollinger’s heartwarming Imagine duet to the haunting music of John Lennon. We closed with the movin’ and groovin’ in Wood’s exhilarating Polyester Dreams, set to the hit pop tunes of Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, and James Brown.

PHOTOS BY sharen bradford

Night on the Trinity

PHOTO BY sharen bradford

Night On The Trinity, on September 26, was an exquisite evening of dance underneath the stars at Annette Strauss Square. Presented by Ballet North Texas, this glorious program featured new works by by artistic director Nicolina Lawson and featured guest companies Ballet Frontier of Texas performing the Pas de Deux from Le Corsair and Bruce Wood Dance performing Being—Wood’s brilliant, neoclassical  homage to George Balanchine.



The mission of Bruce Wood Dance is to present high-caliber, original, contemporary choreography that harnesses

the power of dance as a tool for entertainment, enrichment, and healing. Fortified by Bruce Wood®’s aesthetic,

Bruce Wood Dance produces and maintains his repertoire, commissions new work by resident choreographers and

guest dance–makers, and contributes to the quality of life in Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas, and across the nation.

Bruce Wood Dance Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors.

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