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"...Artists have various personal and artistic responses to crises, and over the last year and a half, especially, we've seen a lot: terror, outrage, resilience, parody, earnestness, despair. In the lighthearted three-part performance For a Limited Time Only, Heloise Gold, Natalie George, and their collaborators seemed to react to current events by doing what they do best together: exploring, inventing, playing...."
"...Ensemble Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre, Lumen Blue Lapis Light, Edge of Grace Heloise Gold and Natalie George's production, 1,000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, True Story Shay Ishii Dance Company, “La Mer” Tapestry Dance Company, In Your Shoes..."
"...Turning their heads toward the audience, the women regard us with a hint of disapproval, as if we're the ones doing something unexpected. Chock-full of moments like this, 1,000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas was on the surface a kitchen-sink artistic exchange between creators Natalie George and Heloise Gold, whose sources of inspiration included a dream about a gorilla, a fascination with the number 1,000, and a joint artist residency in Kansas..."
"...As head of Ellen Bartel Dance Collective, she creates skillfully structured short works, arduous either physically (speed and repetition in "In the World of Things and Stuff," 2014) or emotionally ("Somebody Else," 2012). Also, a performer-steward of butoh, the stark-silent-slow Japanese performance art, and a dance collaborator (recently seen in a gorilla mask in Heloise Gold and Natalie George's 1,000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas)..."
"...Nine projects took home two prizes each: Ballet Austin's Belle Redux; Zach Theatre's Cenicienta; Half & Half Productions' Chicago; Hyde Park Theatre's The Christians; Theatre en Bloc's Cock; Physical Plant Theater's Everything Is Established; the Austin Classical Guitar/Conspirare/Texas Performing Arts collaboration How Little You Are; Performa/Dance's Ignite: Three Works; and Trouble Puppet Theatre's The Wars of Heaven, Part I. In all, the Critics Table distributed honors in 39 categories, as well as welcoming three more local creatives – Fidencio Duran, Heloise Gold, and Allen Robertson – into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame...."
"...Most of the time, the art at the awards came in the form of dance, erupting spontaneously from those at the mic: Austin Arts Hall of Fame inductee Heloise Gold, who vibrated with excitement to the music of house band the Invincible Czars; members of the A'lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble (including Critics Table member Claire Spera) giving a furious sample of the stamping and clapping that won the company Outstanding Ensemble, Dance; and the very young son of retiring Ballet Austin ballerina Michelle Thompson, who joined his mother on the stage when she accepted her Outstanding Dancer award for her work in Belle Redux and shook his preschool booty for all it was worth, proving the apple hasn't fallen far from that family tree. [image-3]..."
"...Dear Editor, Many thanks to the Austin Critics Table and the Chronicle, for the well-deserved induction of my friend Heloise Gold into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. The article by Robert Faires [“Local Heroes,” Arts & Culture, May 29] about her was excellent in almost every aspect, except one..."
"...The critics will present the awards in their usual fashion – with drinks in hand – in an informal ceremony on Monday, June 1, 7pm, at Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research. The event will also include the induction of three local artists into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame: painter and muralist Fidencio Duran, choreographer and dancer Heloise Gold, and composer/music director/Biscuit Brother Allen Robertson..."
"...• Heloise Gold – choreographer, dancer, company founder..."
"..."You know how to measure without trying them on, right? Belly button to spine." Ellen Bartel demonstrates for Heloise Gold, holding up a pair of pants still clipped to the plastic hanger and pressing the waistband around one side of her torso. The dancer-choreographers are at Savers, the thrift store, shopping for costumes for their duet in 1,000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas, Gold's new collaboration with Natalie George..."
"...5) HELOISE GOLD/JULIE NATHANIELSZ/MARGERY SEGAL/JASON PHELPS (Gold Show/Rose Show)..."
"..."There's something nonlinear about the way that they tell stories that is very physical for me," says Phelps. "Their work – I feel it physically, and that is as important to me as the story being told." When he, his wife, choreographer Margery Segal, and their son Javon left Austin for Vermont in the early Aughts, Phelps left behind that career as a performer, and though he resumed it upon the family's return a few years ago and has stayed quite busy with creatively gutsy work – Spring Awakening at Zach Theatre, There Is a Happiness That Morning Is and Detroit with Capital T Theatre, touring with The Intergalactic Nemesis, co-creating "The Sound That Shook the World" with Heloise Gold – he's felt something missing..."
"...For its 22nd presentation of awards for notable artistic achievements, the Critics Table welcomed three groups into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame (Big Medium, Blue Genie Art Industries, and the Rude Mechanicals) and distributed honors in 42 categories. Trouble Puppet Theatre's The Crapstall Street Boys earned three awards, and 10 projects won two each: Rude Mechs' Fixing King John; Theatre En Bloc's Fat Pig; Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance's Anything Goes; Zach Theatre's Les Misérables; Breaking String Theater's Three, or The Sound of the Great Existential Nothingness; KDH Dance's The Big Small; Julie Nathanielsz and Heloise Gold's Gold Show|Rose Show; Ariel Dance Theatre's Heart; the Golden Hornet Project/Texas Choral Consort/Texas Performing Arts collaboration Mozart Requiem Undead; and the Women & Their Work project Thirst...."
"...Gold Show|Rose ShowGalaxy Dance Studio, 1700 S. Lamar #338 June 1..."
"..."Resonance," Ariel Dance Theatre/Heloise Gold..."
"...When choreographer Heloise Gold says that she's collaborating on a piece with actor Jason Phelps, naturally, you want to know what the piece is like...."
"...Gold Show/Rose Show, Heloise Gold & Julie Nathanielsz..."
"...5) 'GOLD SHOW/ROSE SHOW' (Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanliesz) Each short work in this concert developed a richer context for the next...."