Bruce Wood’s Iconic Western Dances
Bruce Wood Dance
10th ANNIVERSARY Gala
February 21 & 22 I 7:00 pm
Join Chairwoman Jacqueline Porter and
2020 BRUCE Awardees
The Nikaidoh Family & Eileen Zuttermeister
for a stellar show featuring Broadway’s Joseph Thalken,
Singers/Musicians Ginny Mac and Sonny Franks,
and our outstanding dancers!
Bruce Wood Dance takes you deep into the heart of Texas for an exuberant evening of cowboy songs and dance. Artistic director Joy Bollinger, producer Larry Lane, and Broadway’s Joseph Thalken revive Wood’s irresistible Western dances with Sonny Franks, Ginny Mac, and our glorious dancers. This exclusive experience awaits 130 guests per night!
The evening begins with cocktails and Texas fare, followed by the Third Annual BRUCE Award presentation and an intimate, supper–club performance highlighting iconic dances by Bruce Wood.®️
Seating for this exclusive fundraising event is extremely limited. Sponsor tables of eight are $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000. Individual seats are available for $300, $500, and $1,000. All proceeds benefit Bruce Wood Dance’s artistic and education programs.
Friday, February 21 or Saturday, February 22
Welcome Reception & Buffet—7:00 PM I Award & Performance—8:00 PM
Bruce Wood Dance Gallery I 103 Howell Street I Dallas, Texas 75207
2019 BRUCE AWARD
The Nikaidoh Family + Eileen Zuttermeister
Hisashi, Lynn, Kimi, Ken Nikaidoh, and Eileen Zuttermeister are honored for their outstanding impact as passionate benefactors and champions of Bruce Wood’s artistry over the past 20 years.
Returning to Dallas is acclaimed New York composer Joseph Thalken, whose theater and concert works have been performed nationally and internationally. He has composed the scores for stage musicals Harold & Maude, Was, And The Curtain Rises, and Borrowed Dust on Broadway, and in Dallas for our Chasing Home. Says Thalken, “We have a history of working together on several creative projects, and it is always a true joy to create something new with this extraordinary company.”
Born and raised in Mesquite, Sonny Franks has toured globally with The New Christy Minstrels and appeared onstage in such shows as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, West Side Story, Bright Star and many more. With a 40-year theatre career, Franks has shared the stage with greats Johnny Cash, The Gatlin Brothers, George Strait, and Jennifer Holiday, to name a few. Franks spent two years as MC and featured vocalist of the award-winning show, Country Tonite in Branson, Missouri.
Hailing from Fort Worth, Ginny Mac fronts a dynamic group that brings a fresh and exciting twist to vocal and instrumental stylings in the Country & Western Swing, Americana, Hot Jazz, and International music genres. Mac is a former member of the two-time, Grammy Award-winning group Brave Combo based in Denton. She has recorded four albums. Bruce Wood featured Ginny Mac and her combo in his 2011 work, Happy Feet.
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.
Bruce Wood is a registered trademark.