June 26, 2012
by Katie Dravenstott
The associate choreographer of the Bruce Wood Dance Project talks about his new piece Slump, his time abroad and his take on the Dallas dance scene.
Dallas — The Dallas dance community is getting revved up for the second season of the Bruce Wood Dance Project which features new works by Artistic Director Bruce Wood and Associate Choreographer Joshua Peugh.
Peugh is no stranger to Dallas. He attended Southern Methodist University where he received a degree in dance performance and English literature. After graduation Peugh joined the Universal Ballet Company in South Korea where he performed soloist and feature roles in works by Ohad Naharin and Christopher Wheeldon. He co-founded Dark Circles Contemporary Dance in Seoul and has had his work featured in the Seoul Fringe Festival, Seoul Dance Collection, ChangMu International Dance Festival and in SMU dance concerts.
After almost six years in South Korea, Peugh moved back to the U.S. in December 2011 to join the BWDP as associate choreographer. The Dallas dance community got a taste of Peugh’s eccentric style during a Modern dance class at Dance Planet 16, presented by the Dance Council of North Texas.
TheaterJones asks Joshua Peugh about the inspiration for his new piece Slump, working with the Bruce Wood dance troupe and the opportunities Dallas provides dancers and choreographers....