Promise Me You’ll Sing My Song
Bruce Wood Dance offers a program to dance educators that facilitates conversation, awareness, and healing on social justice issues. Through its dance film, Promise Me You’ll Sing My Song and an accompanying digital study guide, the program fosters anti-racism discussion. Bruce Wood Dance commissioned choreographer Adam W. McKinney and singer/songwriter Najeeb Sabour to make this acclaimed film in collaboration with filmmakers The Digibees.
PHOTO BY BRIAN GUILLIAUX
Dance Community Outreach
Bruce Wood Dance offers dance education in technique, choreography, and performance to the dance community through:
WOOD I WORKS MASTER CLASSES feature artistic staff and company dancers, and internationally acclaimed choreographers who are in residence.
WOOD I WORKS INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS provide immersion in Bruce Wood style and repertoire. Students perform excerpts at the conclusion of the workshops.
EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER MENTORSHIPS fosters the artistic growth of student dancemakers. Company dancers are paired with pre-professional dancers at their home studios or virtually. Feedback is offered for students who are creating works for showcases, composition classes, college auditions, or film. Chamberlain Ballet Creates with Bruce Wood Dance enters into its second year in Fall 2021.
Tina Brown Education Outreach
Bruce Wood Dance’s education program is named in honor of Annabelle “Tina” Brown, who was a passionate, thoughtful, and generous patron. The Tina Brown Education Outreach serves approximately 3,600 people per year. Education outreach coordinator Olivia Davis directs the complimentary weekly classes at Nexus Recovery Center for Women, Mosaic Family Services, and Heart House Dallas. Bruce Wood Dance provides accessibility to mainstage shows at Moody Performance Hall and offers up to 300 complimentary tickets per production to Nexus Recovery Center for Women, Resource Center, Girl Scouts of North East Texas, Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant, Raul Quintanilla Middle School Dance & Culture Club, and VETtix for veterans and military.
Bruce Wood Dance showcases new works by company dancers. The company provides all the necessary infrastructure to make the works, including facility space, professional dancers, music licenses, filmmakers, lighting, technology, and costumes. Beginning in February 2021, the inaugural three-part series featured new dance–for–film works made in collaboration with filmmakers The Digibees, which took place on Zoom on February 28, April 25, and May 23, 2021. We invite you to join us for these free, virtual events when they continue March 27, April 24, and May 22.
Bruce Wood Dance offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the dance-making process. CRAFT provides enjoyable opportunities for patrons to interact with choreographers and company dancers to gain insight into newly created dances. Events occur virtually or in person at the Bruce Wood Dance studio.