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Jonelle Seitz

Jonelle Seitz writes about dance and performance.

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Agon and The Firebird

Ballet Austin put the moves on Stravinsky with this double feature

Arts Review, Oct. 2, 2014

Concrete Vigil

In transforming buildings into altars, Sally Jacques offers a place to keep watch

Arts Feature, Sep. 25, 2014

Failure and I Bury the Body

Raking up some of the season's poetry collections

Arts Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

99 Poems for the 99 Percent

Arts Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

Xicano Dreams: Earth, Life, and Labors of Love

This melding of sci-fi and ancient myth found a powerful beat that made it hard not to move

Arts Review, Sep. 11, 2014

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Three choreographers take Austin to the Scottish fest that's bigger than SXSW

Arts Feature, Jul. 31, 2014

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

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