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Jonelle Seitz

Jonelle Seitz writes about dance and performance.

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Ballet Austin's Masters of Dance

This triple bill of abstract works was a tribute to the piano and its range, excellently performed

Arts Review, Feb. 22, 2018

A’lante Flamenco’s Juana: First (I) Dream

The dramas of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz were perfectly expressed through the language of flamenco

Arts Review, Jan. 11, 2018

Jonelle Seitz's Top 10 Thrills (No Frills) in Dance of 2017

A thread of starkness and clarity ran through the year’s most memorable movement

Arts Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Forklift Danceworks' My Parks, My Pools, My City

With Bartholomew Swims, Allison Orr's dance company plunges into Austin's pool problem

Arts Feature, Jul. 27, 2017

Performa / Dance's Midsummer Offerings

The three dances in this mixed program all turned on the difficulty of making connections

Arts Review, Jun. 29, 2017

Ellen Bartel and Global Water Dances

Joining a global cause, choreographers invite Austin to the water's edge

Arts Feature, Jun. 22, 2017

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s Glacier

As an elegy to the ice, this dance aestheticized doom but left us plenty of edge

Arts Review, Jun. 8, 2017

Ballet Austin’s Alice (In Wonderland)

In which the young heroine grabs those wild wonderland reins

Arts Review, May. 18, 2017

2017 Austin Dance Festival

This year's showcase of two dozen dances proved how Austin's dancing has risen to the level of its dance making

Arts Review, Apr. 6, 2017

Las Cuatro Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees

In Sharon Marroquín's new dance, we are all gnarled and heliotropic

Arts Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Ballet Austin II and Butler Fellowship Program's Spring Performance

The program's mix of classical and contemporary work challenged its young dancers and left you wanting to see what's next for them

Arts Review, Mar. 9, 2017

Dance Repertory Theatre's Momentum

This program of dances informed by African American experiences and culture was highly physical and emotionally urgent

Arts Review, Feb. 23, 2017

Jonelle Seitz's Top 10 Brave Dance Artists of 2016

The year revealed how much courage and inspiration can be found in Austin's masters of movement

Arts Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Coffeetable Books

Big books give heft to big success stories about women in business, Flatbed Press, UT’s collections, Pan Am, and the Spurs

Arts Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's Disrupted

KDHDC and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance used classical music to launch into playful patterns and absurd rituals

Arts Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Spectrum Dance Theater’s Rambunctious

The company’s program, with a new work inspired by the 1966 UT Tower shooting, spoke powerfully to our present moment

Arts Review, Nov. 23, 2016

Revolve Austin: A Movement Display

This party / showcase allowed attendees to move through a historic house and observe the work of nine dance companies

Arts Review, Nov. 10, 2016

The Theorists’ Hiraeth

A sprawling evening of art and community organized by Amy Morrow and the Theorists showed the challenge of editing in our age

Arts Review, Sep. 22, 2016

Dance/USA Convenes in Austin

The national arts organization brings honors for the Butlers and big questions about the form's future

Arts Feature, Jun. 9, 2016

Dance Card

Arts Feature, Jun. 9, 2016


This collaboration between dancer Julie Nathanielsz and poet Margit Galanter employed fabric to explore human shape and contact

Arts Review, Jun. 9, 2016

More or Less

Kathy Dunn Hamrick's dance, performed to Steve Reich's Drumming in its entirety, had rhythms moving the dancers and moving through them

Arts Review, May. 26, 2016

Illusory Impressions

Catherine Davis and Michelle Thompson's site-specific dance-and-music work will move you in ways you won't expect

Arts Feature, Apr. 28, 2016

Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre’s Lumen

The site-specific dance inspired by Dan Flavin’s art evoked pure wonder and worked as a study of threes

Arts Review, Apr. 28, 2016

Magdalena Jarkowiec's Us Kids Are Alone in the House

The Austin-based choreographer is home alone with her soft-sculpture mutants

Arts Feature, Mar. 3, 2016

2016 Austin Festival of Dance

The second round of Kathy Dunn Hamrick's streamlined contemporary dance festival is as carefully curated as the first

Arts Feature, Mar. 3, 2016

1,000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas

Heloise Gold and Natalie George's dance-theatre work posed the question: What if we took the time to count?

Arts Review, Mar. 3, 2016

Ballet Austin's Director's Choice

In four ballets, three ways of collective being and one irrelevant romance

Arts Review, Feb. 18, 2016

Shay Ishii Dance Company's Dancestry ... Vivid

Audiences gained much from this program's re-creations of historic dances by Isadora Duncan, Loïe Fuller, and Lucia Dlugoszewski

Arts Review, Jan. 21, 2016

Top Nine Big-Bang Dance Concerts of 2015

Each of the top dance performances of 2015 created a universe of its own

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's True Story

In Kathy Dunn Hamrick's new dance, communities, like truths, were fluid and the movement was incomparable

Arts Review, Dec. 10, 2015

Movers & Shakers

A guide to Austin dance

Arts Feature, Dec. 3, 2015

Saying "Yes" and "No" with DanceAbility

Body Shift brings Alito Alessi's mixed-ability movement workshops to Austin

Arts Feature, Dec. 3, 2015

Tapestry Dance Company's In Your Shoes

The rhythm tap troupe explores homelessness with a common sense of the form's capacity for complexity, subtlety, and risk

Arts Review, Oct. 8, 2015

Moving Toward the Edge of Grace

The new and the familiar at Blue Lapis Light's new home

Arts Feature, Sep. 17, 2015

The Warriors: A Love Story

Arcos Dance's tale of romance during World War II resonated with skill, ingenuity, and emotion

Arts Review, Sep. 17, 2015

More Than One Complication

KDHDC and line upon line percussion provide a moving-people people-watching performance

Arts Review, Jun. 18, 2015

You Ain't Alone

Ellen Bartel continues to process loss and grief through art in this four-work concert

Arts Review, May. 28, 2015

Austin Dance Festival

The debut of this new dance fest offered a range of interesting work, the best being fluent in musicality

Arts Review, Apr. 23, 2015

Director's Choice

Jennifer Hart's first commission for Ballet Austin was this triple bill's highlight

Arts Review, Apr. 2, 2015

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