Bruce Wood Dance Announces the 10th Anniversary Gala, Cowboy Songs––Bruce Wood’s Iconic Western Dances—with Broadway’s Joseph Thalken, Sonny Franks, and Ginny Mac on February 21+22, 2020
Bruce Wood Dance pulls out all the stops to celebrate its 10th year with Cowboy Songs. Artistic director Joy Bollinger, chairwoman Jacqueline Porter, and associate producer Larry Lane have created an exclusive evening evoking all the romance of a warm sunset across the sweeping West Texas plains.
Seating for this benefit is extremely limited; only 130 seats are available each night. Individual seats are available for $300, $500, and $1,000. Sponsorship tables of eight are $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000. All proceeds benefit Bruce Wood Dance’s artistic and education programs. Tickets are available January 13 by contacting Pam Deslorieux at [email protected], or call 214–564–5657.
Audiences will be carried away watching the dancers perform the Texas–inspired choreography of Bruce Wood,® while Broadway’s Joseph Thalken leads the incomparable Ginny Mac, Sonny Franks, and six stellar musicians through a suite of songs by composers Michael Martin Murphey, Lyle Lovett, Wylie Gustafson, and more. The evening begins with cocktails and Texas fare followed by the Third Annual BRUCE Award presentation and a stellar show of western song and dance.
The juxtaposition of orchestral and Western music with Wood’s ingenious frolicking and poignant choreography harken the romantic spirit of the American West. Relationships are explored, friendships are made and broken, and love is discovered. The effect is magical, completely engaging, and perfectly reflects Wood’s love of Texas. “The thing about Texas I love is the fact that it’s big, it’s flat, and the sky is high up,” Bruce Wood once said. “I love being on a field where you can see 20 miles in all directions on a hot, hot day. It affects how you think.”
The 2019 BRUCE Award will be presented to the Nikaidoh Family and Eileen Zuttermeister. “They are honored for their outstanding impact as passionate benefactors and champions of Bruce Wood’s artistry over the past 20 years,” said artistic director Joy Bollinger. “Their faith and commitment have given us the strength to carry on Wood’s legacy.”