"...Maybe you remember when Austin’s Jennifer Sherburn did that incredible thing with a troupe of dancers and a cadre of excellent chefs over a series of nights at an equestrian dressage ranch out in the Texas Hill Country? You’d remember it because you were there, or because you read this segmented report of the action...."
"...Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George have been finding and using several different venues – rather unusual venues – throughout Austin for their adventurous 11:11 project...."
"...That's the text that Jennifer Sherburn sent to Peter Van Zandt, introducing herself and the idea of using his backyard swimming pool at his Tarrytown home for the site of Riverside, a new movement piece she was developing that would be rooted in the relationships people have with those large waterways that wind through countrysides and often, as with Austin, the heart of a city. "Over the last couple of years, I've been getting to know some special people throughout Central Texas and learning a little more about the history here, from Comanches to cedar choppers to folks who live here today," Sherburn says..."
"...1. Yes, Austin’s Jennifer Sherburn seems to have turned human beings into horses, but rest assured that she hasn’t done so in any literal, genetic-engineering sort of fashion, so, please, put those torches and pitchforks away...."
"...Last weekend brought five more movement spectacles, with new work from Diverse Space Dance Theatre, Ballet East, and Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre. (See Jonelle Seitz's review of AADT's Lumen.) Two of those productions that just opened continue this week, so here are the basics, dance fans. ArenaSat., April 30 & Sun., May 1, 7:30pm; feast at 9pm Fair Oaks Farm, 1001 Brownson, Driftwood www.arenadrippingsprings.com Choreographer Jennifer Sherburn takes her work to a new place – literally: a dressage riding arena in Driftwood..."
"...OK, class, here's a pretty basic equation: Rapidly escalating rents plus sharp increases in the costs of living and of making art plus decrease in adequate spaces for showing that art equals ...? Logic would suggest a reduction in the number of arts events. I mean, math, right? So, then, with resources for artists in Austin shrinking as rents are skyrocketing and venues are closing, how do you explain Jennifer Sherburn's 11:11, her project to premiere 11 dances in 11 months? Or the monthly programs on offer this season from the Rude Mechs and Local Opera, Local Artists? Or Revel Unclassified, a series of 22 concerts presented in as many weeks?..."
"...In your ears: Top music hits from every decade – as performed live by composer Justin Sherburn and his all-star Montopolis outfit...."
"...6) 11:11 (Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George Productions) Where in the city is Jennifer Sherburn? For 11 months, she was all over, and there was no joy like discovering where she'd be and how she and her artistic team would spark a space to life with dance...."
"...4) 11:11 (Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George Productions) Talk about fulfilling a promise. Sherburn, George, and their community of dancers and choreographers revved up the orchestrated kinetics month after month, going site-specific all over the city and ending big and joyous with a spectacular hoedown in the fields of Carson Creek...."
"...EB: Last year, the big surprise for me was Andy Noble, who is NobleMotion. I didn't know anything about him then, but his application looked good, and once we teched his piece – it was the most amazing piece I've ever seen in my life! And this year we've got Jennifer Sherburn, who's very inventive – she has this big, huge set she's working on..."
"...They roll lazily along on the music, smoothly vocalized by Jan Evans to Davis' plummy trumpet and both their humming acoustic guitars; the sound is like the water flowing slowly over Longhorn Dam in one of the songs. And in the low, warm light provided by Jennifer Rogers, the movements of David Yeakle's wistful Petrushka and Jennifer Sherburn and Jennifer Harlow's playful Firebirds have the languor and grace of an underwater ballet..."
"...Seen 11:11, Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George's marathon of making 11 dances in 11 months, wound up in spectacular fashion last week on Carson Creek Ranch. Following a mesmerizing riverbank solo by Rosalyn Nasky, Sherburn and George joined 17 dancers at play in a field, illuminated by the headlights from 10 cars and trucks..."
"...1) JENNIFER SHERBURN IN GENERAL, BUT ESPECIALLY ARENA A sudden marvel on the dance scene this year, whether performing, choreographing, producing, or joining forces with Natalie George Productions to create a new site-specific show each month for 11 months. But Arena, Sherburn's inaugural and horsey Hill Country spectacle, remains the most monumentally impressive...."
"...10) RIVERSIDE (Jennifer Sherburn) The prelude to this choreographer's 11 dances in 11 months was a bit of backyard enchantment in Tarrytown, with dancers as naiads cavorting around and in a swimming pool. HONORABLE MENTIONS..."
"...3) JENNIFER SHERBURN A reminder to keep moving: Her series of 11 performances in as many months continues into the new year...."
"...2) 11:11 (Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George Productions) Nine quick-fire, layered performances in as many months (in almost as many venues)...."
"...1) This? This is the finale, the terminus, the kinetic apotheosis of Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George’s yearlong wonderment of a project, as 11:11:11 takes over parts of Carson Creek Ranch with 20 performers choreographed by Sherburn, preceded by a solo performance from Rosalyn Nasky (with a live score by Matthew Steinke and his robots ), and everything winding up as a groovalicious dance party out there in the roughly domesticated wilderness beneath the vault, the vault, the vault of heaven...."
"...Parts of Young's seminal conceptual work Compositions 1960 will be performed by Jason Phelps (There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, The Intergalactic Nemesis). Riley's In C (1964) has been adapted into 22 minutes of juicy repetitions by the Invincible Czars, which they'll play for dancers performing choreography by Jennifer Sherburn (Rhododendron Descent)..."
"...Jennifer Sherburn and David Yeakle, The Red Balloon..."
"...Justin Sherburn (The Red Balloon)..."