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Bruce Wood Dance Awake

Friday, November 18 I 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 19 I 2:00 PM + 8:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

Kimi Nikaidoh and Harry Feril

Bruce Wood’s Our Last Lost Chance. Photo by Sharen Bradford

Bruce Wood Headshot

Bruce Wood®

Lar Lubovitch Headsho

Lar Lubovitch

Adam McKinney Headshot

Adam W. McKinney

Garrett Smith Headshot

Garrett Smith

Dvorak by Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (Photo Chris Roesing)

Dvorák Serenade. Photo by Chris Roesing. Courtesy of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.


Awake showcases the Dallas premiere of Dvorák Serenade by Lar Lubovitch, Our Last Lost Chance by Bruce Wood, Forbidden Paths by Garrett Smith, and Promise Me You’ll Sing My Song by Adam W. McKinney and The Digibees. 

“Powerful and poignant, Awake shares stories of injustice, loss and celebration. It will move you beyond words,” says Joy Bollinger, artistic director for Bruce Wood Dance.

Lar Lubovitch
Dvorák Serenade delivers romance, virtuosity, and Lubovitch’s signature lush and layered choreography. Dancers glide through the notes of four movements from Dvorak’s Serenade in E Major echoing grace and beauty along the way. This masterpiece has been described as “flowing and transcendent” by the Chicago Tribune.

Bruce Wood®
Our Last Lost Chance gently draws you close with its intimate story of love and loss. Set to a moody score by Ólafur Arnalds, this poignant piece portrays a world of grief and solace, of longing and support.


Artistic advisor and repetitéur Kimi Nikaidoh says, “Ethereal yet grounded, Our Last Lost Chance is full of breathless yearning.”

Garrett Smith
Forbidden Paths portrays a world of determination and tenderness and calls for freedom of expression. Commissioned and premiered in 2019, this passionate work is a response to legal restrictions placed on dance in Iran.


D Magazine described Forbidden Paths as “intoxicating, riveting . . . exhilarating and deeply right.”


Adam W. McKinney
Promise Me You’ll Sing My Song is an award-winning film that has been lauded at film festivals across the country. This short film is based on the life of Mr. Reuben Johnson, who was lynched in Mountain Creek, Texas in 1874. Created with cinematographers The Digibees, the film celebrates the invincibility of the human spirit and the lasting power of truth.

Promise Me You'll Sing My Song

Promise Me You’ll Sing My Song. Photo by Brian Guilliaux.

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