"...Yes, now that you mention it, there are a lot of dance-y things going on in town lately. Andrea Ariel's big show a couple of weeks ago, Kathy Dunn Hamrick's recent extravaganza, the Blue Lapis Light performers doing that thing they do with the ropes and spinning and gravity-defying Terpsichore so far above the boggling crowds..."
"... Kathy Dunn Hamrick earned a bit of good press in The New York Times after her company's recent turn in a showcase of independent artists at P.S. 122..."
"...Monumental Baggage, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co...."
"...The Bystander, Kathy Dunn Hamrick..."
"...In fact, I've long admired your gift for dressing well. Ordinarily, I wouldn't address you, dear reader, so personally in a review, but I've been inspired to do so by There, the Magnificent, Kathy Dunn Hamrick's latest dance..."
"...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..."
"...Just 17 days before the premiere of the Austin edition of the online dance-film festival Dances Made To Order, choreographers Ellen Bartel, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, and Katherine Hodges each received an email revealing the two themes that would drive their work: "let me in/let me out" and "beginning to disappear." In a roundabout way, the choreographers' themes were self-directed: They were chosen by visitors to the DMTO site, from a longer list developed by Los Angeles-based founder Kingsley Irons, who extrapolated the ideas from the choreographers' answers to her questions ("Dances Made to Order," Oct. 19)..."
"...After Bartel ended Big Range four years later, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, in many ways, picked up where Big Range left off, developing the one-day (now one-weekend) Austin Dance Festival out of an annual fundraiser for her company. This year's juried festival presented 23 companies and independent artists on three programs at Ballet Austin's headquarters, plus an outdoor performance by the mixed-ability group Body Shift, a youth concert, workshops, artist interviews, and a flash-mob style performance outside City Hall..."
"...As Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's hour of shoulder-to-shoulder minidances began, I was reminded of Ellen Bartel's requirements for the one-minute dances in Dance Carousel: Each little piece must have a beginning, middle, and end. In FlashDance, while the dances varied in length – some were a few minutes long, while some were just a few seconds – the same criteria applied..."
"... Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company is spinning off to San Francisco early next month to premiere a new work, Spin, with music commissioned from Austin composer Tim Kerr. The troupe joins Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement at the Jon Sims Center for the Arts for a program in which Hamrick will also give the West Coast a peek at Framed, the dance that Hamrick premiered on the East Coast last October when KDHC performed with KDNY..."
"...5) 'THE UNDOING OF NONET' (Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company) The slow, inevitable unraveling of a unit, chronicled with a rare delicacy by Hamrick and her dancers and given an articulate pulse by line upon line percussion...."
"...10) 'BOUNTIFUL' (Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company) Vibrancy and depth were sustained in works by Hamrick, José Luis Bustamante, and Lisa Kobdish and Mariclaire Gamble...."
"...But as a nonprofessional, she can count on one hand the number of times she's had the chance to perform. In a Sunday evening rehearsal, she and six other women from Kathy Dunn Hamrick's beginning modern class worked with choreographer Lisa Nicks to prepare for such a rare opportunity..."
"...In May, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company hosted New York dance company KDNY in Austin, and now Kathleen Dyer's troupe returns the favor. This weekend they bring Hamrick and dancers to the Big Apple to perform in You Are Here!, a show of dances about life, living, and the pursuit of space..."
"...4) BE STILL, MY HEART (Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company) An improbable combination of prone bodies, darkness, whispers, wordplay, springboard steps, tight ensemble moves, scarves, and lip-synching to pop hits offered an exhilarating revelation of secrets and delights...."
"...• Kathy Dunn Hamrick (Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, Cafe Dance) – company founder, artistic director, choreographer, dancer, educator..."
"...4) GLACIER (Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company) A farewell of sorts. The slipperiness of loss and ice without politics...."
"...MORE OR LESS (Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company)..."
"...5) KATHY DUNN HAMRICK When discourse is broken, meaningful abstract work is where it's at...."
"...But she insisted, and I relented, and now it's almost 20 years later, and Molly and I've been divorced for over a decade, and I'm writing this thing for the Chronicle, this thing about how Salvage Vanguard and its umbrella'd companies – Trouble Puppet, Church of the Friendly Ghost, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance, Heckle Her, Gnap! Theater Projects, Lucky Chaos, and more among them – are unanchored once again...."