Bruce Wood: A Retrospective

January 10 – February 15, 2015

The Arlington Museum of Art is proud to host an exhibit that celebrates the career of Fort Worth’s own Bruce Wood founder, director, and choreographer of the Bruce Wood Dance Company(BWDC) and the Bruce Wood Dance Project(BWDP).

Born in Fort Worth, Wood studied under an impressive list of icons in the world of classical and modern dance that included George Balanchine while on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet. After performing with the New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and many other renowned companies across the globe, Wood returned to North Texas where he founded the Bruce Wood Dance Company (BWDC) which he directed from 1996 to 2007, and then the Bruce Wood Dance Project (BWDP) from 2011-2014.

The exhibit is being curated by Arlington Museum of Art’s Executive Director Chris Hightower and features pieces from performances of the BWDC and the BWDP including:

  • posters, playbills, programs and other ephemera
  • costumes
  • props
  • clips and other video pieces from rehearsals and performances
  • photographs

“Bruce created over 80 compositions that reshaped the world of modern dance,” said Hightower. “Through his work he sought to bring innovative and unconventional productions that inspired and challenged his audiences. This exhibit will explore Wood’s contributions to the world of dance, the cultural arts, and the communities he grew up in.”

In addition, the short documentary Fallen Angel: The Legacy Lives ON -which includes Fallen Angel 1 & 2– will be screened on February 13, 2015 @ 7:00pm in our Main Gallery. There will be a Question and Answer session following the screening with members of the Bruce Wood Dance Project. Admission to Fallen Angel is free with purchase of an exhibit ticket. Be sure to grab your ticket at the front desk when you see the exhibit.

Regular admission prices apply.