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Bruce Wood Dance Invites You! 

Saturday | April 29


Featuring Acclaimed Dances of Lar Lubovitch

Performance—7:00 PM

Gala Dinner & Dancing—8:30 PM
Moody Performance Hall



Lar Lubovitch’s Elemental Brubeck. Photo by Sharen Bradford.


Bruce Wood®


Lar Lubovitch


Joy Bollinger


Joy Bollinger works with Lar Lubovitch. Photo by Sharen Bradford.


Carol Crowe. Photo by Kent Barker.

Dancers perform Lar Lubovitch's Elemental Brubeck

Lar Lubovitch’s Elemental Brubeck. Photo by Sharen Bradford.

13th Anniversary Performance & Gala
Featuring Acclaimed Dances by Lar Lubovich

Saturday, April 29 
Moody Performance Hall | Dallas TX

Show-Only | 7:00 PM | Tickets from $45-$75 


VIP Gala Experience
6:00 PM | Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM | Performance
8:30 PM Gala Dinner | Dancing | Live Auction
Festive Cocktail Attire 
| Complimentary Valet 
Gala Tickets: $375, $500,

Tables: $5,000 and $10,000

Proceeds from this celebration support our programs and services for the community. 

Contact Associate Executive Director Elizabeth Van Vleck at for more information. 

“The evening performance pays tribute to the genius of Lar Lubovitch and the legacy of Bruce Wood. Lubovitch had a profound influence on Wood’s creative style. Together we celebrate where our founder began and showcase how his legacy continues to go forward.” —Artistic Director Joy Bollinger

This once-in-a-lifetime show spotlights the radiant choreography of legendary American choreographer Lar Lubovitch:

Conversing with Brahms (World premiere). Inspired by the musical mysteries of Johannes Brahms’ poignant Piano Pieces, Opus 76 that will be performed by guest pianist José Antonio Cubela.

Concerto Six Twenty–Two  (Dallas premiere). Created in 1986 at the height of the AIDS epidemic, this masterpiece holds at its heart the universally acclaimed and enchanting adagio for two men.

Elemental Brubeck. Set to the quintessential jazz of Dave Brubeck, this irrepressible, exhilarating tribute to 1950s Hollywood musicals will have you on your feet!

Lar Lubovitch was named one of America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures by the Dance Heritage Coalition and a Ford Fellow by United States Artists. He was presented with the Dance/USA Honors Award and the Prix Benois de la Danse at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Lubovitch has received lifetime achievement awards from the American Dance Guild and American Dance Festival. The Juilliard School in New York City awarded Lubovitch an Honorary Doctorate in Dance. 

Join Bruce Wood Dance in paying tribute to Carol Crowe for her passionate patronage as she is presented with the 2023 BRUCE Award. A fellow Texan with a big heart for family and community, Carol embodies the characteristics Bruce Wood loved—passion, humility, intelligence, generosity, and dedication to the arts. She has been to every Bruce Wood Dance performance since Bruce founded the company in Fort Worth in 1996. Her late husband, visual artist James Crowe, introduced her to dance at the Dallas Arboretum in 1981. Carol has passed on her passion for Bruce Wood Dance to her life partner, David Christal. She has contributed to many arts organizations, including Dancers Unlimited, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND, museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, and more. Since 2015, Carol has served on the Bruce Wood Dance board of directors.

BRUCE Award Honorees
2018—Donna Wilhelm
Rosalee Kimple
2020—Nikaidoh Family & Eileen Zuttermeister

Gala Committee
Chairs Margaret & Thomas Chambers
Honorary Chair Jacqueline Porter


Phil Clemmons | Sharad Elhence | Susana Franco | Larry Lane 
Lola & Todd Lott | Mary Ann May | Andrea Perez | Nancy Wallace | Herbert Weichsel

Gala Sponsors

Chambers Interiors & Associates | TerraCore Panels | Lucchese Bootmaker | Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln Love Field | Rodger Kobes & Michael Keller

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