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Bruce Wood Dance and The Dallas Conservatory

A FREE Event
Saturday, April 8

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Klyde Warren Park

Featuring Jin-Ya Huang and The Wishing Tree Experience*


Bruce Wood Dance and The Dallas Conservatory celebrate Dallas Arts Month with the FREE Dallas Spring Arts Festival on Saturday April 8 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Klyde Warren Park in the Dallas Arts District. Headlining the festival is mixed media artist and storyteller Jin-Ya Huang and The Wishing Tree. Perfect for all ages, this multicultural celebration of North Texas artists features storytellers, musicians, singers, dancers, poets, visual artists, and interactive art activities. 

1:00 PM

• Grupo Pakal performer Ricardo Alarcon performs Mayan dances in traditional costume;

Mariachi Santa Cecilia, made up of middle and high–school students, serenades with the sounds of Central Mexico;

• The DASH Ensemble performs an excerpt from the magical Power of Collision created by artistic director Gregory Dolbashian;

• B. Randall, an inspirational and motivational poet and host of Verse and Rhythm and In the Words of a Sista, inspires with spoken word; and

• The Dallas Conservatory, seven–time winner of the Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding School Award, performs excerpts from the classical ballet, Paquita.


2:00 PM

• Ofelia Faz-Garza, a cultural artist from the City of Dallas Office of Arts+Culture Community Artist Program, leads engaging paper craft activities for kids of all ages;

• Mi Diva Loca, powerhouse vocal duo and national Karaoke champions Mel Arizpe and Laura Carrizales deliver soulful Pop/R+B harmonies with Latin flavor;

• El Trigo Ballet Folklorico, a Pleasant Grove favorite, performs Mexican dances;

• Pegasus Contemporary Ballet, in collaboration with electronic composer/musician Elkin Pautt, performs excerpts from a new work by artistic director Diana Crowder;

• Damon Clark, a nationally acclaimed jazz singer, has been described by D Magazine as “simply the most gifted male vocalist in DFW. Incredible;” and

• B. MOORE DANCE, just back from New York City’s The Joyce Theater, presents excerpts from the jazzy and sultry work, Southern Recollections, by artistic director Bridget L. Moore.

3:00 PM

• B. Randall, an inspirational and motivational poet and host of Verse and Rhythm and In the Words of a Sista, inspires with spoken word; 

• Lyric Stage, one of North Texas’ most honored theater companies, performs excerpts from the American musicals; and
 • Bruce Wood Dance, a nationally celebrated Dallas–based contemporary dance company, presents excerpts from WOOD/SHOP—New Works by Company Dancers.


4:00 PM

• Flamenco Fever, known for fast footwork, breathtaking turns, and elegant costuming, sizzles with passionate music and dancing; and

• Rob Holbert Group closes the festival with smooth vocals and soulful sax—playing classics, blues, and R+B.

*Special thanks to Klyde Warren Park and the following sponsors: Crow Museum of Asian Art at The University of Texas at Dallas for the Wishing Tree; SMU Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity for documenting the wishes; and City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture Community Artist Program for underwriting Ofelia Faz-Garza.

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