The North Door
"...That's the text that Jennifer Sherburn sent to Peter Van Zandt, introducing herself and the idea of using his backyard swimming pool at his Tarrytown home for the site of Riverside, a new movement piece she was developing that would be rooted in the relationships people have with those large waterways that wind through countrysides and often, as with Austin, the heart of a city. "Over the last couple of years, I've been getting to know some special people throughout Central Texas and learning a little more about the history here, from Comanches to cedar choppers to folks who live here today," Sherburn says..."
"...Maybe you remember when Austin’s Jennifer Sherburn did that incredible thing with a troupe of dancers and a cadre of excellent chefs over a series of nights at an equestrian dressage ranch out in the Texas Hill Country? You’d remember it because you were there, or because you read this segmented report of the action...."
"...Last weekend brought five more movement spectacles, with new work from Diverse Space Dance Theatre, Ballet East, and Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre. (See Jonelle Seitz's review of AADT's Lumen.) Two of those productions that just opened continue this week, so here are the basics, dance fans. ArenaSat., April 30 & Sun., May 1, 7:30pm; feast at 9pm Fair Oaks Farm, 1001 Brownson, Driftwood www.arenadrippingsprings.com Choreographer Jennifer Sherburn takes her work to a new place – literally: a dressage riding arena in Driftwood..."
"...1. Yes, Austin’s Jennifer Sherburn seems to have turned human beings into horses, but rest assured that she hasn’t done so in any literal, genetic-engineering sort of fashion, so, please, put those torches and pitchforks away...."
"...OK, class, here's a pretty basic equation: Rapidly escalating rents plus sharp increases in the costs of living and of making art plus decrease in adequate spaces for showing that art equals ...? Logic would suggest a reduction in the number of arts events. I mean, math, right? So, then, with resources for artists in Austin shrinking as rents are skyrocketing and venues are closing, how do you explain Jennifer Sherburn's 11:11, her project to premiere 11 dances in 11 months? Or the monthly programs on offer this season from the Rude Mechs and Local Opera, Local Artists? Or Revel Unclassified, a series of 22 concerts presented in as many weeks?..."
"...EB: Last year, the big surprise for me was Andy Noble, who is NobleMotion. I didn't know anything about him then, but his application looked good, and once we teched his piece – it was the most amazing piece I've ever seen in my life! And this year we've got Jennifer Sherburn, who's very inventive – she has this big, huge set she's working on..."
"...They roll lazily along on the music, smoothly vocalized by Jan Evans to Davis' plummy trumpet and both their humming acoustic guitars; the sound is like the water flowing slowly over Longhorn Dam in one of the songs. And in the low, warm light provided by Jennifer Rogers, the movements of David Yeakle's wistful Petrushka and Jennifer Sherburn and Jennifer Harlow's playful Firebirds have the languor and grace of an underwater ballet..."
"...In your ears: Top music hits from every decade – as performed live by composer Justin Sherburn and his all-star Montopolis outfit...."
"...1) JENNIFER SHERBURN IN GENERAL, BUT ESPECIALLY ARENA A sudden marvel on the dance scene this year, whether performing, choreographing, producing, or joining forces with Natalie George Productions to create a new site-specific show each month for 11 months. But Arena, Sherburn's inaugural and horsey Hill Country spectacle, remains the most monumentally impressive...."
"...3) JENNIFER SHERBURN A reminder to keep moving: Her series of 11 performances in as many months continues into the new year...."
"...10) RIVERSIDE (Jennifer Sherburn) The prelude to this choreographer's 11 dances in 11 months was a bit of backyard enchantment in Tarrytown, with dancers as naiads cavorting around and in a swimming pool. HONORABLE MENTIONS..."
"...Parts of Young's seminal conceptual work Compositions 1960 will be performed by Jason Phelps (There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, The Intergalactic Nemesis). Riley's In C (1964) has been adapted into 22 minutes of juicy repetitions by the Invincible Czars, which they'll play for dancers performing choreography by Jennifer Sherburn (Rhododendron Descent)..."
"...Jennifer Sherburn and David Yeakle, The Red Balloon..."
"...Justin Sherburn (The Red Balloon)..."
"...Justin Sherburn (The Red Balloon)..."
"...The company provides other pleasures along the way: Anne-Marie Gordon's oversized pastel postcards on the stage floor and walls; Jennifer Sherburn's playful choreography; Peter Sukovaty's underlighting, casting big, dreamy shadows across the wall; beefy Mick D'Arcy as Cupid and lean Taylor Maddux as the Pharaoh's cruel slavedriver; Sükryie Yüksel and Star Costumes' colorful outfits, from Egyptian maidens to the Empire State Building; Mark Stewart's sweetly oblivious dreamer -- the only one who doesn't seem to know he's in a show...."
"...Also taking top honors in the nominations: Tongue and Groove Theatre's The Red Balloon with eight (including production of a play for youth, David Yeakle's direction, Justin Sherburn's musical direction and original score, and Jennifer Sherburn's choreography), Second Youth Family Theatre's Wiley and the Hairy Man with seven (among them production of a play for youth and the set design and direction by Andreá S. Smith), Zilker Theatre Productions' Disney's Beauty and the Beast with seven (with nods for production of a musical, Scott Schroeder's direction, Judy Thompson-Price's choreography, and Michael McKelvey's musical direction), and Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Full Circle with seven (including musical production; David Long's direction; acting by Jill Blackwood, Greg Holt, and Helyn Rain Messenger; and McKelvey's musical direction)..."
"...Jennifer Sherburn and David Yeakle, The Red Balloon Touring Show, Theatre..."
"...Original Composition/Score Considering Matthew Shepard, Craig Hella Johnson “gypsum and ash,” Russell Podgorsek “Honk if you …,” Steve Snowden In the Face of Trouble, Graham Reynolds “Maiden Voyage,” Mark McCoin “Monolith: Music for Enchanted Rock,” Justin Sherburn “So Long As Days Shall Be,” Donald Grantham..."
"...The Wars of Heaven, Part I, Justin Sherburn..."