Joyce Theater


American Dance Platform 2020

ADP CURATOR: Christy Bolingbroke

Works Performed: Yesod and I'm My Brother's Keeper 

About the Company

Company Website

Hailed as Dallas’ “shining star” by Arts and Culture Texas, Bruce Wood Dance (BWD) is a contemporary dance company that harnesses the power of dance to entertain, enrich, and heal. BWD is built on the vision and prolific artistry of acclaimed Texan choreographer Bruce Wood (1960-2014). Artistic Director Joy Bollinger carries on Wood’s legacy and directs an outstanding ensemble of distinguished dancers. BWD produces and licenses Wood's repertoire, and commissions new work by internationally acclaimed and resident choreographers. “Emotionally charged and highly kinetic" by, BWD has been recognized for its artistic excellence, dance films, high caliber productions, collaborations, and education outreach programs. In December 2020, BWD has produced and streamed on Vimeo the highly acclaimed film HOPE featuring six dances on justice, love, compassion, and healing. BWD has performed at The Joyce Theater in New York on the 2020 American Dance Platform, 2018 Inside/Out Dance Performance Series at Jacob's Pillow, throughout Dallas Fort Worth and across Texas. Celebrating 11 years, BWD has been named as “Best of Big D" by D Magazine in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019; and as "Best of Dallas Voice" in 2014-2018, and 2020. The company has been on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster since 2016. For more information, visit

Latest Works

HOPE Premiering 6 Dance Films

Streamed on Vimeo OTT on December 4-7, 2020.

HOPE is a virtual performance of 6 dance films featuring world premieres by choreographers Adam W. McKinney, Jonathan Campbell, Kimi Nikaidoh, and Joy Bollinger and one seldom seen Bruce Wood® work created in 2010. Included in two of these world premieres are original scores by Broadway composer Joseph Thalken and local musical artist Najeeb Sabour.

These films, brought to life in collaboration with local filmmakers The Digibees, will weave a story of justice, healing, compassion, and love through amplifying Black voices, telling a personal story of COVID-19 survival, and celebrating the beauty in the world around us.

(Available to the trade at through January 31)

View the HOPE Program

"This first foray, both exciting and terrifying, speaks to the company’s agility and perseverance in creating work in this time. It brings relief and satisfaction to those of us with a keen desire to see moving and provocative work."

- Eve Hill-Agnus, D Magazine

Upcoming 2021 Dates

ESPERANZA at Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

June 11-13, 2021


  • New commission by Omar Román De Jesús
  • License of Lar Lubovitch of Elemental Brubeck
  • Adam W. McKinney’s stage version of Promise Me You’ll Sing My Song

Funding Credits

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The Joyce Theater's American Dance Platform is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.

Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform has been provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. 

Additional support for the American Dance Platform in 2020 was provided by a grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bruce Wood Dance is made possible by support from individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government grant awards. Among the sponsors are City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission on The Arts, National Endowment for The Arts, Heritage Auctions, TACA, Communities Foundation of Texas, Ellen Kendrick Creative, Inc., and Lancaster & Associates, Inc.