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Ballet Austin's Night of Community
When a ballet's dress rehearsal becomes the main act
"...For more than 20 years, Ballet Austin has run a little-known program which has left..."

May 9, 2019 Arts Post by Barbara Purcell

Ballet Austin Returns With Revival of Hamlet
Company’s most successful production launches 2023-24 season
"...Ballet Austin’s affinity for the works of William Shakespeare are..."

Aug. 12, 2023 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Ballet Austin’s Not Afraid of the Dark
The glow-in-the-dark visions of this earnest, sweet ballet will excite and inspire the youngsters who see it
"...most important thing about Not Afraid of the Dark, Ballet Austin's production with its apprentice company, Ballet Austin II...."

Oct. 27, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Ballet Austin's Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the Beast
In its striking concept and execution, Stephen Mills' take on the fairy tale was his most fully realized story ballet since Hamlet
"...way inhuman, feral, grotesque. And that much applied to Ballet Austin's Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin's Grimm Tales Gets Brutally Frank
Stephen Mills and company embody an artist’s fabulous vision
"...of life in their times. The company was called Ballet Austin, and the man who created most of the..."

March 29, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ballet Austin II and Butler Fellowship Program's Spring Performance
The program's mix of classical and contemporary work challenged its young dancers and left you wanting to see what's next for them
"...Ballet dancers are eternal students; even international stars depend on..."

March 10, 2017 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Austin: Save the last dance for me
Four of the company's most gifted dancers are taking their leaves after this season's finale
"...A ballet dancer's career, like an athlete's, can be cruelly short...."

May 9, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Six Decades of The Nutcracker at Ballet Austin
Stephen Mills sprinkles seasonal magic on a beloved Christmas institution
"...and then there are traditions within traditions. Since 1962, Ballet Austin has enchanted audiences with its annual performances of..."

Dec. 1, 2023 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ballet Austin II Launches Fables of the World Series
A more inclusive happily ever after with Maria and the Mouse Deer
"...In contemplating its return to performing before live audiences, Ballet Austin II – Ballet Austin's second company, with dancers..."

Oct. 14, 2022 Arts Feature by Leila Saidane

Ballet Austin
Big Apple scores big with 'NAT/D' 4
"...Who will be the winner of Ballet Austin's fourth New American Talent/Dance competition in February? Well,..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin: The Start of Something BIG
A big new production, a Big Apple debut, and big gifts to support its big new dance center downtown may make this the biggest season yet for Ballet Austin
"...The watchword for Ballet Austin as it kicks off its 2005-06 season is..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker
The company’s 56th run at this holiday classic retains its magic – enough beauty and wonder to transport you to enchanting realms
"...long since graduated from the preteen demographic that finds ballet so entrancing and this ballet especially so since it..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin's Masters of Dance
This triple bill of abstract works was a tribute to the piano and its range, excellently performed
"...Piano moves the body. It's a rule that ballet dancers live by – in the daily class, the..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Austin’s Alice (In Wonderland)
In which the young heroine grabs those wild wonderland reins
"...why the second part of the title of this ballet, choreographed in 2012 by Septime Webre and a new..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Austin
Ballet Austin shines a light on human rights and the Holocaust in reviving its 2005 work
"...Ballet Austin has once again turned on the Light, but..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin: Youth moves
Choreographers ages 7-17 won their own chance to shine during this week's search for New American Talent
"...the only ones getting to strut their stuff for Ballet Austin during its biennial New American Talent/Dance this week...."

Feb. 15, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Courage Moves in Ballet Austin's Exit Wounds
For his new dance, choreographer Stephen Mills turned to moments of inspiration in his own life
" Stephen Mills' life. The older woman was the Ballet Austin artistic director's late mother. The men were friends..."

April 6, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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..."

March 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin's Hamlet
Long after everyone who was in Bass Concert Hall the night of October 29 has shuffled off this mortal coil, Stephen Mills' ballet of Hamlet will live. Ballet Austin's world premiere production looked and sounded sublime.
"...the rattling of jewelry in the Bass Concert Hall, Ballet Austin's world premiere production of Hamlet, choreographed by artistic..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Arts Review by Rob Curran

Ballet Austin's Director's Choice
In four ballets, three ways of collective being and one irrelevant romance
" Pontus Lidberg's Stream (2013), the opening work on Ballet Austin's Director's Choice program, the Swedish choreographer said he..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its leaders – those..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Light' Dawns in Austin
A new ballet leads the way in an ambitious community project promoting tolerance
"...This season, Ballet Austin and the College of Education at UT-Austin are..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
The Critics Table's picture-perfect year
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of stage productions,..."

May 13, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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

The Contemporary Austin Wants to Celebrate You
Membership hath its privileges, and right now they’re even better
"...Yes, the Contemporary Austin is this city’s only museum focused solely on contemporary..."

Feb. 16, 2022 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Playback: Austin Music's Cooperative Future
Could music collectives make Austin the next Music Row?
"...There's no quick fix for the arduous grind of Austin's music industry, where the pay's low, the rent's high,..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...It was four for Thr3e at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday night, with Salvage Vanguard..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

PBS Zooms In on Austin
'One Square Mile: Austin' premieres next week
"...we get to the heart of it all: Downtown Austin...."

Feb. 5, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

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
"...Meanwhile, Ballet Austin artistic director Stephen Mills spent the week of..."

June 23, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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