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Jonelle Seitz

Jonelle Seitz writes about dance and performance.

21 articles in 2013

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

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