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2017 Austin Dance Festival
This year's showcase of two dozen dances proved how Austin's dancing has risen to the level of its dance making
"...When I was still new to Austin, in 2008, I interviewed Ellen Bartel about the dance..."

April 7, 2017 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Austin Dance Festival
The debut of this new dance fest offered a range of interesting work, the best being fluent in musicality
"...AustinVentures StudioTheater April 18, 8pm show..."

April 24, 2015 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Big Range Austin Dance Festival
Choreographer Ellen Bartel is stirring up the local dance scene again with a bigger, more sophisticated dance fest
"...Three years after pulling Austin's contemporary-dance scene out of the gutter with the Hot..."

June 6, 2008 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Austin Dance
Some Austin dance artists will be getting out of town this summer – way out of town: Innsbruck, Jacob's Pillow, and Hong Kong – thanks to special invitations
"...Like most everyone, dance artists like to get out of town during the..."

June 23, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Actor/director Norman Blumensaadt, dance artists Kathy Dunn Hamrick and Anuradha Naimpally, and philanthropists Jeanne and Michael Klein join the ranks of cultural heroes
"...at the vitality of the arts and culture in Austin, it isn't just the current crop of creators who..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Vincent Mantsoe and Dance Theatre X
Defining African-derived contemporary dance with professor Charles O. Anderson
"...When modern-dance pioneers like Mary Wigman and Martha Graham appropriated bits..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

A Dance Writer Moves On
After a decade with the Chron, Jonelle Seitz takes her leave
"...Oh, friends in Austin's dance community, this is news I'm sorry to deliver...."

Oct. 17, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Dance of the Prodigal Son
Soft-spoken and self-effacing choreographer Stephen Mills seems an unlikely candidate for rebellious Prodigal Son. But he was, breaking away from Ballet Austin in 1996, only to return two years later. Now the newly named artistic director of Ballet Austin, Mills talks about his departure, his return, and the future of the company.
"...Guadalupe Street, the building housing the studios of Ballet Austin, and over the next nine years, did a significant..."

April 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2016 Austin Festival of Dance
The second round of Kathy Dunn Hamrick's streamlined contemporary dance festival is as carefully curated as the first
"...Leave it to Kathy Dunn Hamrick, choreographer of resonant dances and developer of a solid audience base for her..."

March 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018
In this year’s dance and classical offerings, extraordinary depictions of loss and suffering continue to haunt
"...1) "FOUR MORTAL MEN" (Ballet Austin) Stephen Mills' elegy for dancers he knew in Eighties..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company
An impossible symphony and a manipulated dance challenge our experience of time and memory
"...The Big Small, a dance choreographed by Kathy Dunn Hamrick and performed by her..."

July 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's Disrupted
KDHDC and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance used classical music to launch into playful patterns and absurd rituals
"...Kathy Dunn Hamrick invited the Dallas-based Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, a youthful troupe that has appeared at Hamrick's Austin..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Five Recommended Arts Events in Austin This Weekend
In which your local cultural FOMO is subdued via this handy listicle
"...out and about and experiencing some of what goodness Austin’s got to offer, artwise:..."

April 6, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ballet Austin
Before revving up the jackhammers to renovate its downtown dance center, Ballet Austin is inviting the public to go Dancin' in the District
"...project kicking into high gear. This one is Ballet Austin's new Dance Education Center at Third and San Antonio...."

March 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Creative Alliance Honors 2015
Third class of honorees: Moser, Mexic-Arte, Esparza, Harden
"...When the Austin Creative Alliance isn't busy connecting members of our arts,..."

Nov. 10, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Speaking of Dance
The difficulty of describing dance inspires choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick to create an ingenious 30-minute dance out of phrases from dance reviews.
"...Kathy Dunn Hamrick was reading a dance review when a phrase caught her eye: "multiple cuppings..."

April 25, 2003 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Sharing the Dance
A new generation of Austin choreographers is expanding our concept of dance through the combination of movement styles and traditions from across the globe, and Barbejoy Ponzio talks to them about the part fusion plays in their work.
"...a fusion of different cultures, so why shouldn't the dances she creates be the same? "I am part Italian,..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

Dance of the Century
Rhoda Winter Russell reflects on a historic life in dance and the Mary Wigman connection
"...take a summer course with Wigman, the German expressionist dancer and choreographer who was one of the mothers of..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

School of Dance
Post-MFA, Ellen Bartel has a brand-Spankin' new choreographic point of view
"...The dancers were unhurried as they paced and pivoted, evoking the..."

May 11, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Who Gives a Damn About Big Range Austin?
The answer might be a lot closer than you think
"...Here comes the Big Range Austin Dance Festival again, for the fourth annual time, but..."

June 24, 2011 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dance Fever
With Hot September Flurries, a corps of Austin choreographers burn up the Blue all month long
"...tally up the total number of choreographers working in Austin today, you'd need at least another couple appendages with..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dance/USA Convenes in Austin
The national arts organization brings honors for the Butlers and big questions about the form's future
"...are as organic as rhythm itself? What responsibility do dancemakers and dance companies have to their societies and communities?..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Trash Dance
The process used by Austin choreographer Allison Orr to create this dance piece for garbage trucks and sanitation workers is revealed in this fascinating documentary record.
"...man’s trash may be another man’s treasure, it takes Austin-based choreographer Allison Orr to demonstrate that one city’s trash..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Free Dance!
Complimentary classes at Ballet Austin and Tapestry, plus a free monthly tap show
"...• Ballet Austin holds its annual day of free dance classes this..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Big Range Austin
The festival that packs a year of contemporary dance into two weekends
"...Most of the year, Austin's contemporary dancemakers are pretty far-flung, across the calendar and..."

June 25, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fourth Annual Ultimate Book & Dance Affair
Kathy Dunn Hamrick's casual fundraiser gives pros and amateurs alike room to move
"...Martha Jones, 72, has been taking dance classes two or three times per week since her..."

July 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Gotta Dance!
Kevin Archambault came late to dance, but his love of it and commitment to it have brought the young dancer and choreographer a long way in a short time.
"...and he followed his instincts, which brought him to Austin and opened up an entirely new world. Within one..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Arts Feature by Lindsey Schwartz

Dance
Ongoing Dance Events
"...Austin Ballroom Dancers play swing, Latin, rock, and ballroom classics..."

March 14, 1997 News Feature

Dance Visionary Charles Santos Heads to NYC Life Cycles
"...as he talks about spending half his life in Austin, founding the Austin Festival of Dance, his impending move..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Arts Feature

The Past, Present, and FuturX of Latinx Performance in Austin
The current surge of Latinx theatre and dance in Austin speaks to both tradition and pioneering new directions
"...Ground Floor Theatre's premiere of There and Back by Austin playwright Raul Garza; (Un)Documents, a new work by local..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Feature by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

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