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Ballet Austin presents Exit Wounds – Sharing Stories of Courage, April 6 – 8 in Dell Hall.
When loss rips through you—and when life takes from you—transcendence requires bravery. In this most personal of works, Stephen Mills explores what it is to acknowledge human fear, yet ultimately choose courage. Exit Wounds is a full evening-length work that explores situations in Mills’ life in which he witnessed acts of courage that altered his personal perspective. The title, Exit Wounds, refers to the idea that when those we love and those who have influenced us exit this life, they take with them unrecoverable and intrinsic elements, while leaving with us positive memories and important lessons. The work also explores the impact fear can have on our lives and the options we have to face it, understand it, and ultimately, grow beyond it by choosing courage above all else. Experience this emotionally provoking and inspirational dance work designed to move your heart and mind while encouraging us all to find a way forward.
Choreography: Stephen Mills
This production includes adult themes.
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ABOUT BALLET AUSTIN
Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. With a rich history spanning five decades, acclaimed productions, a commitment to creating access to programs, and operating a combined training facility, Ballet Austin is the 11th largest classical ballet company in the country. From its home at the Butler Dance Education Center in downtown Austin, Ballet Austin and Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin’s Sarah and Ernest Butler Family Fund Artistic Director, actively engage the community, dancers, and audiences alike and have performed around the world.