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Jonelle Seitz

Jonelle Seitz writes about dance and performance.

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Jewels of the Tanjavur Tradition: Live Music and Dance of Southern India

This Austin Dance India program celebrated the continuum of classical dance from generation to generation

Arts Review, Jun. 26, 2014

'Ignite: Three Works'

Choreographer Jennifer Hart and dancer Edward Carr gather kindling, set a match

Arts Feature, Jun. 12, 2014

Active Listening

Dance artists Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanielsz, and a new 'Gold Show|Rose Show'

Arts Feature, May. 29, 2014

The Sleeping Beauty

This classic's technical challenges were cause for concern, but Ballet Austin's staging boasted wonders as well

Arts Review, May. 15, 2014


The Motionhouse dancers' daring movements up and down a giant curved wall thrilled kids and adults alike

Arts Review, Apr. 17, 2014

New American Talent / Dance

Not everyone agreed with the clear winner in Ballet Austin's competition this year, and enough with the tweets

Arts Review, Apr. 3, 2014

A Continuity of Discontinuity

Arts Feature, Mar. 20, 2014

Kinesthetic Imperative

Dance Repertory Theatre's latest program took audiences on a journey from light to dark

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2014

The Glass Project

The music of Philip Glass in the three works of Ballet Austin's program provided more thread than theme

Arts Review, Feb. 20, 2014

The Bowie Project: A Rock & Roll Soundpainting

This music/dance/theatre collaboration wove together David Bowie's work with his life and the lives of others

Arts Review, Feb. 6, 2014

Bodies in (Public) Space

Arts Feature, Jan. 30, 2014


Kahlil Gibran's meditations on the human condition were fiercely grounded by flamenco in A'lante's adaptation

Arts Review, Jan. 16, 2014

Top Nine All-In Dance Concerts (Plus Three Short Works) of 2013

Arts Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

The Nutcracker

The new set and costume designs for Ballet Austin's annual production add warmth and candy-colored magic

Arts Review, Dec. 19, 2013

The Undoing of Nonet

This unsettling dance by Kathy Dunn Hamrick seemed a companion piece to her shattering work, The Big Small

Arts Review, Dec. 12, 2013

Fall for Dance

Dance Repertory Theatre's program was divided between live and canned music, with the live half clearly deeper

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2013

'From Silence to Power'

Bonnie Cox stages dances drawn from traumas to move through them

Arts Feature, Oct. 17, 2013


At its best, this program of five choreographers riffing on 'Heart' pulled me in and provoked me to deeper exploration

Arts Review, Oct. 3, 2013

Vincent Mantsoe and Dance Theatre X

Defining African-derived contemporary dance with professor Charles O. Anderson

Arts Feature, Sep. 19, 2013

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Astonishing comedic dancing by the enchanted lovers stole the show in this revival of Stephen Mills' Shakespearean ballet

Arts Review, Sep. 19, 2013

I Begin Where I Grieve

Choreographer Ellen Bartel opened her home and heart to friends for a dance about her late husband, Dave Woods

Arts Review, Sep. 5, 2013

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company

An impossible symphony and a manipulated dance challenge our experience of time and memory

Arts Feature, Jul. 25, 2013

Gold Show / Rose Show

This program of films and dances by choreographers Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanielsz invigorated the senses

Arts Review, Jun. 20, 2013

Galaxy Dance Studios

Can Lorn MacDougal save South Lamar's movement space?

Arts Feature, Jun. 13, 2013

Double Step

In this program of work by Kathy Dunn Hamrick and Kate Warren, the seriousness of the dancers was never in doubt

Arts Review, Jun. 13, 2013

Gender, Sex, and Fabric

Review: Nicole Roerick Collective’s 'Morose Beauty'

Arts Daily, May. 22, 2013 11:00 AM


Several Ballet Austin dancers rose to the challenges of this classic of romantic ballet

Arts Review, May. 16, 2013

Roots and Wings

The works in Dance Repertory Theatre's spring program proved unexpectedly timely in a week of unrest and anxiety

Arts Review, Apr. 25, 2013

Mother-Daughter Dance

Anuradha Naimpally and Purna Bajekal are of two generations, but they share one timeless tradition

Arts Feature, Mar. 28, 2013

Bharata Natyam

Arts Feature, Mar. 28, 2013

The Rite of Spring

Joffrey Ballet's reconstruction of the 1913 Nijinsky ballet gave audiences a frame of reference for dance history

Arts Review, Mar. 13, 2013

Interior Landscape of the Emotional Mind

Chaddick Dance Theater stages vignettes throughout Ballet Austin's home, but they don't quite connect

Arts Review, Feb. 28, 2013

The Rite of Spring

Ballet Austin's triple bill melded classicism, romance, and biology to striking effect

Arts Review, Feb. 21, 2013

Top 10 Dances With Complexity of 2012

Dances that were ferocious, vibrant, and poignant made the year remarkable

Arts Feature, Jan. 4, 2013

Between Heaven and Hades

Far from the purgatorial stasis of the title, Ballet East's program revealed significant journeys

Arts Review, Dec. 6, 2012

José Luis Bustamante

The disappearance, and tentative return, of a choreographic presence

Arts Feature, Nov. 29, 2012

Dances Made To Order

Anthropomorphism, upheaval, and memory in dance for the small screen

Arts Feature, Nov. 15, 2012

Dances Made to Order

Get out the vote: an online dance-film festival on themes chosen by you

Arts Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

The Taming of the Shrew

A real wedded couple illuminated the roles of Kate and Petruchio in Stephen Mills' well-loved ballet

Arts Review, Oct. 11, 2012

The Geometry of Proximity

This dance exploring reinvention and rejuvenation was hobbled by choreography that didn't feel new

Arts Review, Oct. 4, 2012

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