The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center
"...photograph by Bret Brookshire Kate Warren is finallytelling her own story. For her first choreographic showcase, Crystal Eyes, opening this weekend at Cafe Dance, the longtime local choreographer has drawn inspirations from within, from her own life and from the traditions she inherited..."
"...In 1981, Kathy Dunn Hamrick needed to replace a dancer for her first professional dance concert, and the person who came to her rescue, at the suggestion of a friend, was named Kate. Kathy left Austin, but after she came back eight years later, she and Kate – Kate Warren, by the way – wound up teaching together at the Sharir Dance Company School..."
"...Kate Warren Having the word "circuitous" in the name of one's dance company might suggest a meandering nature in its founder, but there's nothing roundabout in Kate Warren's approach to her chosen art form. Over four decades, her presence on the local dance scene can be tracked in an unwavering straight line: in the Seventies, performing with experimental modern dance duo Dee McCandless and Gene Menger; then moving with Austin Repertory Dancers in the early Eighties and its successor, Sharir Dance Company, where she spent most of the rest of the decade, becoming associate artistic director and director of the Sharir Company School; performing with Johnson/Long Dance Company in the first half of the Nineties; co-founding and running the Hamrick/Warren Dance school with friend and artistic partner Kathy Dunn Hamrick (1991-present); founding and running the studio Cafe Dance (1995-present); and, finally, founding her own company, Kate Warren/Circuitous Dance (2013-present)..."
"...Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron. Starring: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Garry Shandling, Katharine Hepburn, Kate Capshaw, Pierce Brosnan and Chloe Webb..."
"...The only thing it does mean is that you'll see them, well, close-up. They weren't created for the Zilker Hillside Theatre or Bass Concert Hall, but specifically for that little space, which also houses Hamrick/Warren Dance, the teaching company Dunn-Hamrick shares with Kate Warren..."
"...When I first walk into the lobby of Cafe Dance, Kate Warren's storefront studio haven for dance on Hancock Road, I find it full to the brim with dancers. Admittedly, the lobby is only about 10 by 10, but dancers are everywhere..."
"...You rarely doubt the dancers in Kathy Dunn Hamrick's shows. I arrived at this realization during Double Step, the Hamrick company's triple bill with guest Kate Warren/Circuitous Dance; the companies employ different dancers, but they share a common quality of earnestness..."
"...Based on an actual event in March 2005 that made headlines all over the world, Captive is ostensibly a two-person hostage drama sporting a strong, upfront message of evangelical Christian values as espoused in Saddleback Church founder Rick Warren’s fiendishly popular self-help treatise The Purpose Driven Life. While I’m not certain of Warren’s purpose – his bestselling book presumably netted him an ungodly amount of money – Captive’s main purpose appears to cause skeptical film critics to snooze through something akin to The Desperate Hours meets Sunday school..."
"...Next on the program is "I'm Your Lullaby," a campy study in which McCoy, Forney, Chaddick, and Kate Warren each portray a character from what might be called the suburbs of art. According to the program notes, McCoy's character, "Teenie" Tahtas, "studied jazz/tap combo at Ms..."
"...The event will also include the induction of four local artists into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Zell Miller III (theatre, spoken word), Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith of Flatbed Press (visual arts), and Kate Warren (dance)...."
"...In her preshow address, wearing rolled-up jeans and a pair of oxfords with well-worn toes, Kathy Dunn Hamrick assured the audience that there was nothing to "get" in More Than One Complication, a nonnarrative dance she created with contributions from guest choreographers Kate Warren, Lisa Nicks, and Charles O. Anderson..."
"...Despite an A-list cast and director, it's astonishing how bad this movie is. It's furthermore astonishing since it's a remake of the 1949 Academy Award-winner for best motion picture, which was itself an adaptation of poet laureate Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel..."
"...Johnson/Long company member Kate Warren found the workshops fascinating if not a little intimidating. "They were in your face all the time," says Warren..."
"...As Chronicle Dance writer Jonelle Seitz observed, each work seems "more sophisticated, more human, more poignant, and more important than the last. Hamrick's dances show us how to be: how to approach, how to respond, how to accept challenges and joys." In addition to the work of her own company, founded in 1999, the choreographer shows us how to be in the Hamrick/Warren Dance school, which she co-founded and has run with artistic partner Kate Warren since 1991; the studio Cafe Dance, which she's run since 1996; and the Austin Dance Festival, which she founded in 2015. [image-3-right] Jeanne & Michael Klein..."
"...Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company/Circuitous Dance/Kate Warren, Double Step..."
"...Some ears will still be scorched this morning. (The other inductees this year were choreographer Kate Warren and Flatbed Press co-founders Katherine Brimberry and Mark L..."
"...Charles O. Anderson embraces Kathy Dunn Hamrick, both winners in the Choreographer category along with Lisa Nicks and Kate Warren, for their collective work in More Than One Complication at the 2016 Austin Critics Table Awards on May 23, 2016...."
"...Charles O. Anderson/Kathy Dunn Hamrick/Lisa Nicks/Kate Warren, More Than One Complication Dancer..."
"...Choreographer Charles O. Anderson/Kathy Dunn Hamrick/Lisa Nicks/Kate Warren, More Than One Complication..."
"...Choreographer Charles O. Anderson/Kathy Dunn Hamrick/Lisa Nicks/Kate Warren, More Than One Complication Andrea Ariel, “Echoes of Veiled Light” Acia Gray, In Your Shoes Kathy Dunn Hamrick, True Story Sally Jacques, Edge of Grace..."