Bruce Wood® created Anything Goes in 2006 as an homage to composer and songwriter Cole Porter. “Cole was a gay man married to a woman, and so my ballet has an undercurrent of other relationships. I’ll either get run out of town or be a big hit,” said Wood. The collage of dances, set to Porter’s greatest hits, recalls the bon vivant of Paris in the 1920s.
Fort Worth native and BWDP rehearsal director/répétiteur Joy Atkins Bollinger is thrilled to share her new perspective on motherhood in her first work for BWDP—Carved in Stone. Her world premiere explores the marvels of motherhood. Bollinger's first child, Ronin, was born in 2014.
NobleMotion premieres Glass for BWDP. Glass commences with luscious movement, and begins to unravel into gut-twisting athleticism. Dionne and Andy Noble were named in Houston’s 100 Creatives by the Houston Press. Their choreographic work with NobleMotion Dance has been critically recognized and presented at prestigious venues like The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Kennedy Center, and the Alvin Ailey Theatre. Their work was recently featured on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning television series, American Crime.
Artistic director Kimi Nikaidoh says of SIX June, “The various Texas dance communities which claim Wood, Bollinger, and the Nobles have long been stimulated by their passion and creativity. Our showcase of their talents and unique perspectives is a riveting one, worthy of some Texas-sized pride.”