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Bruce Wood Dance presents

Friday, June 7 I 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 8 
I 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 9 
I 2:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall


Bruce Wood®

Joy Bollinger

Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp


Boléro by Bruce Wood®

Experience the grand finale of Bruce Wood’s 14th season with Radiance, an unforgettable showcase featuring three captivating and emotionally powerful dance performances.

Immerse yourself in the fiery passion of Boléro by Founder Bruce Wood, the exhilaration of the world premiere, Smile, by Artistic Director/Resident Choreographer Joy Bollinger, and the world–renowned Nine Sinatra Songs by legendary Choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Set to Ravel’s passionate score, Boléro ignites the stage with its smoldering and sophisticated allure. Praised as “outrageously haughty and downright sexy” by Victoria Looseleaf of the Los Angeles Times, this iconic dance has become a timeless classic.

Amplifying the excitement is Bollinger’s playful and sultry world premiere, Smile, set to the soulful tunes of Jon Batiste’s acclaimed album, Hollywood Africans. Bollinger weaves a radiant tribute to the vitality of life, drawing inspiration from ragtime, boogie–woogie, and classical music.

Twyla Tharp’s romantic, tender, playful, and exuberant Nine Sinatra Songs brings the season to a spectacular close. Decked out in costumes by Oscar de la Renta, dancers swing, swirl, tango, and cha–cha through a glittering ballroom while tracing an arc of romantic relationships. Elizabeth Kendall of The New York Times said, “Nine Sinatra Songs struck me as something rare: An American masterpiece.”

Radiance guarantees an electrifying performance that will captivate and uplift your spirits.

Join us for the post–performance Curtain Chat, where you can engage with the artists and share your insights on this spellbinding experience.

Photo of Bruce Wood by Brian Guilliaux. Photo of Joy Bollinger by Kent Barker. Photo of Twyla Tharp by Greg Gorman. Photos of Boléro by Sharen Bradford.

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