Sharing Stories of Courage

WORLD PREMIERE - Commissioned by Dr. Beverly Dale

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 portrayed in three chapters that explore 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

Performance Schedule:

Friday, April 6 @ 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 @ 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 @ 3 p.m.

This production includes adult themes.

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds are not offered on the purchase of Ballet Austin tickets. To exchange tickets purchased for another performance, contact Audience Services at 512.476.2163 or boxoffice@balletaustin.org

Production Credits

Choreography: Stephen Mills
Music: Claude Debussy, Graham Reynolds, Bryce Dessner, and Joby Talbot

The Making of Exit Wounds

Ballet Austin Company Dancers

In-Theater Experiences

Theater Etiquette

Ticketing FAQs

Parking at the Long Center

The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 North Entrance. The cost is $8.00 ($10 for special events), collected upon entry into the garage.
Palmer Events Center Garage 900 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 South Entrance on Barton Springs Road. The cost is $8.00 ($10 for special events), collected upon entry into the garage.
The One Texas Center Parking Garage 505 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 Overflow Parking for The Long Center (There are two entrances: a west entrance on S. 1st St. & a north entrance on Barton Springs Rd.)
Long Center North Entrance and Valet Parking 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 North Entrance Parking $8.00—$10 for special events—collected upon entry into the garage. Valet parking $18

The Long Center  |  701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

The primary parking structure for patrons of The Long Center is the City of Austin's Palmer Events Center Garage. It is located behind and to the east of the Long Center. This structure has two entrances—the South Entrance on Barton Springs Road and North Entrance on Riverside Drive. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure.

Paid valet parking is available for $18 per car. For valet parking drop-off by driving eastbound on Riverside Drive and entering the first drive on your right past the Long Center (please stay in the right hand lane of the Keller Williams Circular Drive).

 Overflow Parking for the Long Center is located at The One Texas Center listed in the map below.

ADA Accessibility: The Palmer Events Center garage has 24 accessible/handicapped parking spaces located closest to the garage elevators on each level. Patrons may also enter the valet line through the first entrance to the Long Center off of Riverside Drive and pull up to the curb to drop off at the main entrance. Elevator access is available through the ground level doors for Rollins Lobby next to the Box Office. Staff will be available to direct you should you need assistance. 

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