“Bruce Wood®’s dances prove that thoughtfully crafted art can delight,

revive, challenge, and heal us. In every production and commission, our

dances go beyond compelling movement to stir hearts and minds.”

Kimi Nikaidoh

Tulsa Weekend Getaway!
with Bruce Wood Dance
June 17, 18, 19

the grand and historic mayo hotel.

the lobby of the mayo hotel.

rooftop dining at the mayo hotel.

tulsa performing arts center.

peggy’s pond and boathouse at the gathering place.

cultural activities at the gathering place.

hide me angel by bruce wood. photo by SHAREN BRADFORD.

shane bevel photography

shane bevel photography

We invite you to join us at the Summer Heat International Dance Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Produced by arts presenter Choregus, this year’s festival—now in its fifth year—brings together the prestigious Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Nai–Ni Chen Dance Company, and Bruce Wood Dance.


Join us for one, two or three nights of the festival!


For more information and to sign up, contact Larry Lane at larry@brucewooddance.org or call 214–520–7237.


Our company and patrons will stay at the grand and historic Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa within walking distance of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the venue for the festival. Luxury king rooms are being held with our group rate of $129 a night. Add $30 more a night to stay in an elegant suite. Also within walking distance is Tulsa’s revitalized and vibrant downtown. This lively area includes The Arts District, The Blue Dome District, and The Greenwood District with galleries, restaurants, cafés, piano bars, unique shops, bookstores, bowling alleys, museums, and more.


Thursday, June 17

Complexions Contemporary Ballet, one of the most respected and recognized companies in the world opens the festival at the beautiful Performing Arts Center downtown. An opening night private reception will follow the show atop the roof of the Arts+Humanities Building downtown. Complexions Ballet Company and Bruce Wood Dance Company will be in attendance.


Friday, June 18

Pre–show private reception and dinner for Bruce Wood Dance patrons in the Penthouse Bar Restaurant at The Mayo Hotel, with rooftop dining. The director of the festival, Ken Tracy, will be our special guest.


Bruce Wood Dance, hailed as the “shining cultural star of Dallas” by Arts+Culture Texas, performs on the second night of the festival. Party with the company after the show.


Saturday, June 19

Morning group trip to The Gathering Place, a world–class park designed by renowned landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburg and supported by a $465 million donation from the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Taking cues from fanciful and innovative European playgrounds, TIME magazine has listed the park as one of the greatest places in the world! Lunch is available at The Gathering Place.


Nai–Ni Chen Dance Company closes the festival. Founded in 1988 and based on Asian/American cultural tradition, The Village Voice has called it “visual poetry embodied with epic dignity.” Chen’s work has been commissioned by The Joyce Theater and The Lincoln Center Institute.


All activities are Covid–safe. The large Performing Arts Center will only seat at one–third capacity and masks will be required. Receptions and dinners will be held in outdoor spaces. We recommend driving—it is a scenic four–hour trip, or a quick flight on Southwest.


requiem by bruce wood. photo by SHAREN BRADFORD.

sombreristas by omar román de jesús. photo by SHAREN BRADFORD.



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.

TACA—Performing for the Arts Ellen Kendrick Creative, Inc.

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