The Blanton Museum of Art
"...In the process of finding creative freedom, choreographers also try to innovate, pick, and choose from their own tradition to capture their own moment of creative balance. Kate Warren found that balance through choreographing Fugue State, a solo featuring Kathy Dunn Hamrick..."
"...The critics will present the awards in their usual fashion – with drinks in hand – in an informal ceremony on Monday, June 4, 7pm, at Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research #100. The event will also include the induction of four local artists into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Norman Blumensaadt (theatre), Kathy Dunn Hamrick (dance), Jeanne and Michael Klein (patronage), and Anuradha Naimpally (dance)...."
"...Concert 4x3, Performa/Dance 2016 Fall Dance Festival, Chaddick Dance Theater Las Cuatro Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees, Sharon Marroquin, produced by Latino Art Residency Project, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center More or Less, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co. One Step at a Time: A Journey Toward Present Grace, Tapestry Dance Radiance, Blue Lapis Light..."
"...Dance Concert Dancestry, Shay Ishii Dance Company The Graham Reynolds Project, Ballet Austin Edge of Grace, Blue Lapis Light In Your Shoes, Tapestry Dance Company True Story, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company The Warriors, Arcos Dance..."
"...The word came right from the artistic director herself: In the dance we were about to see, there was nothing to "get." No weighty symbols, no coded messages. Just bodies moving through space in a movement exercise that she – Kathy Dunn Hamrick – had undertaken with four other choreographers to shake up her usual creative process..."
"...Zach Theatre's production of In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play and Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's The Undoing of Nonet were the big winners at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday, each receiving four prizes from the informal affiliation of arts writers...."
"...Hot September Flurries makes a welcome addition to the arts calendar you might even say a desperately needed one, for while we're not hurting for talent, all those local choreographers (30, 40, 50, more?) are widely dispersed across the landscape: a few in each of the larger companies (Ballet Austin, Tapestry, Sharir+Bustamante); many, many more spread among the smaller, independent companies of which Spank is part (and Forklift Danceworks and Ballet East and Deborah Hay and Aztlan Dance and Wicked Cricket and Blue Lapis Light and Kathy Dunn Hamrick and ...); some lodged in academe at the University of Texas or Austin Community College; some in private spaces such as Center Studio or Cafe Dance; and some just operating by themselves. That dispersion, combined with the fact that the majority of dance companies perform just once or twice a year and then for only a few shows, makes it easy for the rest of the city to miss them, to not know they're there..."
"...The inspiration for Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's latest offering, Royal Pair: Games We Play, sprang from a quote from Cyrano de Bergerac ("No more wonder than getting a royal pair in a hundred casts of the dice"), Hamrick leash-training her dog, and the structure of games. A video introduction by Julia Halperin visually juxtaposed kids playing tag and red light/green light against snippets of dancers abstracting the movement in rehearsal and Hamrick running with her dog -- or should I say, her dog running with Hamrick holding on for dear life..."
"...So it is with choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick, who has gotten into the act this year with Flash Dance, a program presenting, as its subtitle helpfully informs us, 30 dances in 60 minutes. Set aside, if you can, those inevitable images of a backlighted Jennifer Beals getting waterlogged; you'll find no MTV gyrations or Eighties glitz here, just pure, clean, clear movement in expressive, compact little nuggets..."
"..."It's not the lightest work I've ever made," said Kathy Dunn Hamrick during her preshow introduction of The Undoing of Nonet. But it wasn't the most devastating, either..."
"...In a pre-show introduction, choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick explained the structure of Briefs: Each of six short story-like episodes would begin the same way, and a seventh section would contain elements from each of the preceding six. In literary terms, Hamrick's structure was more complicated than a haiku, but less so than a villanelle...."
"...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..."
"...Plan B. The silent stir that affects us all." So begins So Close, the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's thoughtful and intimate physical meditation about the elusiveness of the present moment..."
"...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...."
"...Eight more works were recognized for notable artistic achievements in two areas: Austin Playhouse's Disgraced; Austin Shakespeare's Medea; Butler Opera Center's At the Statue of Venus/Three Decembers; Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's True Story; Hyde Park Theatre's The Night Alive; Ebony Stewart and the Vortex's Hunger; Tapestry Dance Company's In Your Shoes; and Zach Theatre's Sophisticated Ladies. In all, the Critics Table distributed honors in 40 categories this year, as well as welcoming three more local creatives – Peter Bay, Stephen Mills, and Cookie Ruiz – into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame...."
"...Eight more works were recognized for notable artistic achievements in two areas: Austin Playhouse’s Disgraced, Austin Shakespeare’s Medea, Butler Opera Center’s At the Statue of Venus/Three Decembers, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s True Story, Hyde Park Theatre’s The Night Alive, Ebony Stewart and the Vortex’s Hunger, Tapestry Dance Company’s In Your Shoes, and Zach Theatre’s Sophisticated Ladies. Below is the complete list of winners...."
"...There, the Magnificent, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company..."
"...10) JACK ANTHONY DUNLAP II/KATHY DUNN HAMRICK (Briefs: An Episodic Adventure, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company)..."
"...Between all the explanations and the toasting, though – not to mention some fine musical commentary by designated Paul Shaffer of the evening Justin Sherburn on the piano – the critics managed to hand out awards in 42 categories. Receiving the big love from the Table this year were Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's The Undoing of Nonet and the Zach Theatre production of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, taking home four awards apiece..."
"...The Undoing of Nonet, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company..."