Ballet Austin’s “Exit Wounds”
When loss rips through you—and when life takes from you—transcendence requires courage. In this most personal of works, Stephen Mills explored what it is to acknowledge human fear, yet ultimately choose courage. Exit Wounds is a work portrayed in three chapters that explored situations in Mills’ life in which he witnessed acts of courage that altered his personal perspective. The work also explored 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.
Exit Wounds celebrated its world premiere in April 2018, and featured three one-act contemporary ballets choreographed by Stephen Mills and original music by Graham Reynolds for Chapter 1: Fields. Experience this emotionally provoking and inspirational score designed to move your heart and mind while encouraging us all to find a way forward. Preview and purchase digitally on Bandcamp.