"...Now, it's happening in the dance community. Choreographers and dancers are looking to help Sharon Marroquin, who is currently being treated for cancer and, despite having insurance through the Austin Independent School District, is being socked with some heavy bills..."
"...Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. For more information, visit www.sharonmarroquin.wixsite.com/dance...."
"..."Our characters are considered marginal people," says Sharon Marroquin, who collaborated with Bravo in the creation of this production. "And these characters search for some kind of connectedness."..."
"...Earning the most nominations this year were Austin Opera's staging of the Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate and Sharon Marroquin's expansive dance Las Cuatro Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees, both of which received seven nominations; and two theatre productions that captured six nods apiece: Penfold Theatre's time-spanning racial drama Clybourne Park and Vortex Repertory Company’s premiere of Sarah Saltwick's A Perfect Robot...."
"...Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Hyde Park Theatre's The Aliens, Zach Theatre's Hairspray, and Sharon Marroquin's dance work The Materiality of Impermanence were all recognized with three honors each..."
"...The Materiality of Impermanence, Sharon Marroquin Short Work..."
"...This year the program involves a baker's dozen of dance makers and shows on 13 of the 30 days. Still, it's an intriguing mix of creators, with relative newcomers such as Lindsey Taylor and Kayo Tsujimoto alongside local arts stalwarts Toni Bravo and Kathy Dunn Hamrick; Bartel, whose most recent project, KillSport, was based on the cult film Death Race 2000, alongside Allison Orr, whose most recent project, The King and I, was a choreographic meditation on Elvis; plus Caroline Sutton Clark (Wicked Cricket Dance Theatre), Lauren Tietz (Improvisation Movement Project), Ray Eliot Schwartz (Elsewhere Dance Theater), Amy Cone, Sharon Marroquin, and Cherami Steadman...."
"...Even Sharon Marroquin's "Garden," while a solo, seemed to speak to the individual-in-a-group theme I kept seeing. In it, a Chaplinesque/Keaton-ish Marroquin became infatuated with a small mound of dirt, and her deadpan delight in sinking her toes into the soil, touching it, watering it, and cultivating from it a flower communicated the place each of us has among earth's living things and what we can do to nurture life around us..."
"...The Souls of Our Feet, Tapestry Dance CompanyShort Work"Creative Process: Weekday 6:00AM," Hot September Flurries, Sharon Marroquin..."
"...Melissa Villarreal's "Ring of Destiny," with its Middle Eastern costumes and music, imbued the marriage rite with a mythic splendor, while Marlo Wanielista-Berg's "Watch What You Wish For" was a whimsical vignette of four girls fighting over a parasol that, on a windy day, ultimately proves more trouble than it's worth. Eric Midgley's "Endless River" was almost epic, filling the stage with 10 dancers to convey a sense of nature's tribes in sweeping, sometimes thunderous collective movement, while Sharon Marroquin's "Endangered Species" held a hushed focus on four dancers' individual gestures watching one's fingers wiggle, pivoting one's hand to suggest a bird cocking its head, peering through a cage creating an enigmatic and intimate beauty..."
"...2) 'LIGHT/THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY PROJECT' (Ballet Austin)/'THE MATERIALITY OF IMPERMANENCE' (Sharon Marroquin) Performed at the Long Center the same week, both works proved dance's ability to explore weighty issues with power and eloquence. BA's first revival of Stephen Mills' Holocaust meditation affirmed it as his masterpiece..."
"...We feel the weight of that belly, too, how it feels to lug all that developing life around, in Caroline Sutton Clark's "Sextet for Twelve," in which a half-dozen dancers in the family way balance mythic images of motherhood a stately promenade with each dancer carrying a plastic bag filled with water and a goldfish swimming in it with pregnancy at its most mundane: trying to sleep with that great ball around your middle, walking on legs that feel weighted, perpetually being called to the bathroom. We feel the pressure brought to bear on mothers with careers in Sutton Clark's "Trio From Wee Beasties," wherein Sharon Marroquin is buffeted and bounced between Amanda Evans and Megan Knotz, who accuse her of not giving enough to her child or her art..."
"...Overall, I found the piece smart and whole. Also of note was "Between Death and I, You Stand," for which the lights went up on choreographer Sharon Marroquin in sleepy entanglement with her student, Ciara Walsh, age 11..."
"...10) LISA DEL ROSARIO'S 'FAMILIAR CADENCE'/MAGDALENA JARKOWIEC'S 'SOME PEOPLE ARE THIS' (All Things Animate) AND SHARON MARROQUIN'S 'CHAMBERS' (Ariel Dance Theatre)..."
"...Sharon Marroquin, "For You Lucia"..."
"...• Thirst, From Loss to Grace – Diverse Space Dance Theatre's choreographic tribute to Austin creatives who died in 2009 (among them Lucia Rodriguez, Tina Marsh, Amy Farris, and Robin Shivers). Toni Bravo, Sharon Marroquin, Orlando Casnove, and Christopher Swain provide choreography to music by the Creative Opportunity Orchestra and Russ Smith...."
"...Sharon Marroquin, "Garden"/"Crandall Canyon..."
"...Sharon Marroquin, "Garden"/"Crandall Canyon..."
"...2) Sharon Marroquin's "Crandall Canyon Mine" (Big Range Austin Dance Festival) Evocative and heartbreaking. Dance at its most communicative...."