When loss rips through you—and when life takes from you—transcendence requires courage. 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 of loss 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.

April 6-8 | The Long Center

MUSIC: Claude Debussy, Bryce Dessner, Graham Reynolds, Jody Talbot

This page features a ballet video titled EXIT WOUNDS: Sharing Stories of Courage | World Premiere. The ballet company performing in this ballet video include Ballet Austin. Choreography featured in this video is by .