Emotionally charged and virtuosic, Bruce Wood Dance is a compelling contemporary dance company built on the vision and artistry of acclaimed Texan choreographer Bruce Wood. Hailing from Dallas, the company is known for its moving choreography, poignant imagery, and intimate partnering. Led by artistic director Joy Bollinger, the company carries on Wood’s legacy while incorporating new works by award-winning choreographers. For this engagement, the troupe performs Wood’s innovative all-male dance theater work I’m My Brother’s Keeper, and former Parsons’ dancer and choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s wild rollercoaster of a dance, Yesod.
The Limón Dance Company brings the past and present together with its dazzling repertory, which includes masterworks by the company’s eponymous founder, and new works by choreographers such as Kate Weare, Rosie Herrera, and Colin Connor, who leads the company today. The renowned troupe offers dramatic expressiveness and technical mastery in a program that includes contemporary work alongside Limón’s A Suite from A Choreographic Offering, set to Bach and created as an homage to modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey.
The American Dance Platform showcases some of the most captivating American companies performing today. Created as a way to celebrate and promote companies from across the United States, each platform is programmed by a different curator appointed by The Joyce. This year’s offerings have been selected by Christy Bolingbroke, founding executive/artistic director at the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron. The program will include performances by Rennie Harris Puremovement, Urban Bush Women, Limón Dance Company, Bruce Wood Dance, Embodiment Project, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and ODC/Dance.
Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform was provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Additional support provided by a grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.