Bruce Wood Dance announces spring 2023 dates


Dallas, Texas––Bruce Wood Dance’s 2023 Spring Season offers a spectacular variety of opportunities to experience artistic excellence and community. Kicking off the season in March is the first in–person production of WOOD/SHOP—New Works by Company Dancers at the Bruce Wood Dance studios. In April are two must–see events during Dallas Arts Month. Come out to the free Dallas Spring Arts Festival at Klyde Warren Park and enjoy a diverse lineup of dance and music. Celebrate the legacy of Bruce Wood Dance at the 13th Anniversary Performance & Gala. This event is a rare opportunity to enjoy an all–Lar Lubovitch program at Moody Performance Hall.

Rhapsody in Blue – photo by Sharen Bradford

Founder Bruce Wood danced with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company during his performing career. The annual June production, entitled Grace, brings the season to a rousing finale with new works by Ben Needham–Wood and Joy Bollinger, and a revival of an audience favorite by Bruce Wood, Rhapsody in Blue, at Moody Performance Hall.

Elemental Brubeck by Lar Lubovitch_photo by Sharen Bradford

Details are listed below.

Friday, March 3 + Saturday, March 4 I 7:00 pm

WOOD/SHOP—New Works by Company Dancers. Our acclaimed WOOD/SHOP series returns in person for its third year at the Bruce Wood Dance studio. Enjoy new works by company dancers Claude Alexander III, Jaime Borkan, Alex Brown, Kevyn Butler, Sofia Downing, Weaver Rhodes, Megan Storey, Elliott Trahan, Cole Vernon, and Seth York. Limited seating––only 80 seats per show. Ticket sales open February 1 at

Saturday, April 8 I 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Dallas Spring Arts Festival. Co–produced by Bruce Wood Dance and The Dallas Conservatory, this free, enjoyable, afternoon event features a diverse lineup of dance and music from North Texas artists and offers performances and interactive activities at Klyde Warren Park.

Saturday, April 29 I 7:00 pm

13th Anniversary Performance & Gala. This once–in–a–lifetime event features the work of choreographic legend Lar Lubovitch. Among his many awards are the Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Dance Magazine Award. The performance features the world premiere of Conversing with Brahms, inspired by Johannes Brahms’ Piano Pieces and played live by guest artist José Antonio Cubela; the Dallas premiere of his masterwork, Concerto Six Twenty–Two; and the return of his jubilant Elemental Brubeck. A gala dinner and entertainment follow the show. Moody Performance Hall. Ticket sales for the performance open February 1 at For gala tickets, contact

Saturday, June 10 I 8:00 pm + Sunday, June 11 I 2:00 pm

Grace. Our June show features the world premiere of Ghost by Emmy Award–winning choreographer Ben Needham–Wood, who says of the piece, “Our bodies hold onto the past like a ghost within us, pulling our internal strings, shaping how we understand our present.” Artistic director Joy Bollinger premieres And Heaven and Nature, a look at the seemingly divine design of planet earth. “I see patterns like fractals shaping the land, water, and air. The intricacy of these structures gives me a sense of something greater and turns my gaze to the spiritual.” The reprise of Bruce Wood’s jazzy blockbuster, Rhapsody in Blue, closes this profound and innovative mixed bill. Moody Performance Hall. Ticket sales open April 1 at

Bruce Wood Dance programs and events are made possible by the following sponsors––Heritage Auctions (, TACA, James Avery Artisan Jewelry, City of Dallas Office of Arts+Culture, Daniel Lome Charitable Fund, Moody Fund for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Dallas Arts District Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District, Donna Wilhelm Family Foundation, Roger Fullington,, Ellen Kendrick Creative, Inc., Lancaster+Associates, Inc., and Carrington Coleman.