Author Archives



Jonelle Seitz

Jonelle Seitz writes about dance and performance.

178 articles   •   page 1 of 5

Blue Lapis Light's Belonging, Part One

The work's dancers, whether on the ground or sailing through the air, were beacons of human hope and empathy

Arts Review, Sep. 27, 2018

Aztlan Dance Company's The Enchilada Western: Texas Deep Fried

In the troupe's latest choreodramas, dancing desperados persisted and partied

Arts Review, Aug. 30, 2018

Hunting the Golden State Killer in I'll Be Gone in the Dark

How Michelle McNamara tracked a killer before her untimely death

Books Review, Jul. 19, 2018

Gold n' George's For a Limited Time Only

In this lighthearted show, Natalie George, Heloise Gold, and their collaborators reacted to current events by exploring, inventing, playing

Arts Review, Jun. 21, 2018

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s Company

In this short works program, the troupe explored the solace and thrills in the company you keep

Arts Review, Jun. 14, 2018

Performa / Dance's Artist and Muse

Performa / Dance's program of four pensive and sensitive works explored physical and emotional distress and pain in great depth

Arts Review, Jun. 7, 2018

Fusebox Festival Review: (Re)current Unrest

This dance grapples with cultural appropriation and racism

Arts Daily, Apr. 24, 2018 1:15 PM

Fusebox Festival Review: Water and Tears

A butoh-inspired dance for two bodies existing as one

Arts Daily, Apr. 22, 2018 5:07 PM

Fusebox Festival Review: Magdalena Jarkowiec’s In Here

Are we all just doing a dance in a box?

Arts Daily, Apr. 19, 2018 4:00 PM

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

1   2   3   4   5     NEXT    5 »
This content has not been formatted for this window size.
Please increase the size of your browser window, or revisit this page on a mobile device.
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle