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Five Things to Enjoy During Black History Month
Art, theatre, music, ballet, and more
"...Austin's own Ballet Afrique presents the city's first all-Black en pointe dance..."

Feb. 18, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

An Evening of New Dance
The work here, while not so new, showed that area black dance is living and diverse
"...close-to-home talent by soliciting work from brand-new Austin-based troupe Ballet Afrique and the 30-year-old Dallas Black Dance Theatre, as..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Arts Review by Jonelle Wilkinson Seitz

A Frique of Nature
Three dancers surrendering their bodies to empathy made for a poignant and transcendant work
"...into the annual Long Center performance by China Smith's Ballet Afrique, to an a cappella version of "Strange Fruit,"..."

July 13, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...eclectic mix of styles typical of our town: classical ballet, modern, aerial dance, tap, folklorico, flamenco...."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Renee Davis' 25 Years as Harriet Tubman in Sister Moses
The dancer talks about her quarter-century of walking in the footsteps of this legendary conductor on the Underground Railroad
"...capoeira dancers, a presentation of African dance by Austin's Ballet Afrique, and the Huston-Tillotson Concert Choir singing the spiritual/protest..."

Feb. 7, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Big Range Austin
The festival that packs a year of contemporary dance into two weekends
"...such up-and-comers on the scene as Leah Smiley Tubbs (Ballet Afrique), Ann Berman (Forklift Danceworks), Lisa Del Rosario (Sheep..."

June 25, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Move, Ballet Afrique..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Play Ball'
Allison Orr finds dance at the diamond, choreographing baseball moves in a tribute to Downs Field
"...Serafia, St. James Baptist Church Youth Choir, Da'Shade Moonbeam, Ballet Afrique, and more; and, of course, a baseball game,..."

May 9, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Black History Month and Austin's Dirty Laundry
KLRU launches online series featuring ATX civil rights leaders
"...much-needed race discussion. Dancer and teacher China Smith, of Ballet Afrique, is the focal point of the month’s Arts..."

Feb. 5, 2014 Screens Post by Sarah Marloff

Body Rock
Riders Against the Storm celebrate one wild EP
"...DJ Riddlore, and a team of dancers from the Ballet Afrique dance troupe before EP opener “Holy Water” ushered..."

July 3, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

After a Fashion: For the Benefit of Mr. Jones
Stephen shares some serious and sad news
" well as performances by the Austin City Showgirls, Ballet Afrique, and the lovely Judy Von Miller. Delectable delicacies..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

New Work: Performances
Journeys in story, song, and dance with four outstanding women of color
"...• Sadé M. Jones, Ballet Afrique dancer and recent Austin Critics Table Award winner..."

June 8, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tapestry Dance Company
Poet Zell Miller III joins the dancers of Tapestry to make music together
"...Texas Department of Theatre & Dance grad Kirstin Grbic, Ballet Afrique dancer Adriana Ray, Montreal native Tanya Rivard, and..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

BAM! Black Arts Movement Festival
ProArts' showcase of film, art, music, theatre, dance, and food packs a punch
"...contemporary dance performance from the relatively new Austin troupe Ballet Afrique. For the first time in the festival's history,..."

June 4, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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