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Five Things That Are Worthy of Your Generous Support
Local arts organizations need your help when it comes to end-of-year giving
"...premieres, classics, and underexposed gems of cinematic brilliance to light, and offers Austin Public, a technology-abetted space for our..."

Dec. 17, 2021 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Things ...
Your weekly guide to the best happenings in Austin
"...Blue Lapis Light: Edge of Grace..."

Oct. 8, 2021 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Robert Faires' Top 10 Works That Spoke to Me About 2020
Throughout 2020, performances and books seemed to contain messages about the year – its trials, its traumas, and its echoes in history
"...8) BEYOND THE CLOUDS (Blue Lapis Light) A departure from the sky-high spectacle of..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blue Lapis Light's Beyond the Clouds
This aerial dance company's production brought its dancers down to earth but still lifted us up
"...scale seemed strangely off for one of Sally Jacques' Blue Lapis Light productions. No 20-story buildings with dancers racing..."

Oct. 30, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...THEATRE Austin Cabaret Theatre – Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell 3/26, canceled Austin Playhouse..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Joys in Dance and Classical in 2019
It was a year in which the bold and the beautiful made strong impressions in dance and music
"...8) IN LIGHT (Blue Lapis Light) Humans channeling angels – spinning, twirling,..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blue Lapis Light's In Light
In this aerial dance production, the performers move through the sky with such grace, joy, and harmony, they might as well be angels
"...city's violet crown, in the past easily seen at twilight Downtown. The weight of the summer air – no..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

How to Be Your Best Self in 2019
Take a class, learn a language, find your people
"...are a big deal in Austin; local shops like Blue Lapis Light, Brass Ovaries, Four Elements Aerial & Creative..."

Jan. 10, 2019 Events Post

Austin's Hottest Winter Date Ideas
Seasonally appropriate suggestions for your next night out
"...an elaborate tent that creates quite the intimate atmosphere. Lights With the Light of Your Life..."

Dec. 3, 2018 Events Post by Shalavé Cawley

A Dance Writer Moves On
After a decade with the Chron, Jonelle Seitz takes her leave
"...has decided to stop. The review she wrote of Blue Lapis Light's Belonging, Part One has turned out to..."

Oct. 17, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Arts Funding Matrix: Reloaded
Arts Commission's FY 19 funding adjustments head to Council
"...culture of diversity," said Sally Jacques, artistic director of Blue Lapis Light, which didn't experience a cut, "but funding..."

Oct. 2, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Blue Lapis Light's Belonging, Part One
The work's dancers, whether on the ground or sailing through the air, were beacons of human hope and empathy
"...of Sally Jacques' 2017 work Belonging, Part One, each Blue Lapis Light dancer, whether on the ground or sailing..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

10 Recommended Arts Events This Fall
So much creative energy flowing to quench your cultural thirst
"...4. Blue Lapis Light: Belonging These new (and, we daresay, breathtaking)..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Events Post

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème
The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Street Corner Arts' production of Grounded received three awards. Blue Lapis Light's aerial dance work Belonging, Part One received..."

June 5, 2018 Arts Post 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
"...in the form of Stacked Waters, the mass of blue tiles that fill the atrium. The Kleins commissioned it..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Dance and Classical Treasures of 2017
Much outstanding new dance and music this year took its cue from the world around us and pressing social issues
"...midnight intensity and unease, choreographer Stephen Mills revealed the light and shadow inside both beauty and beast – and..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Seen / Soon, Sept. 29
Soaring above Seaholm with Blue Lapis Light and discovering Pinocchio in hip-hop with Abraham.In.Motion
"...Part One brought soaring beauty to Seaholm Plaza as Blue Lapis Light aerial dancers twirled on and around its..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Arts Column

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 22-24
Not too many, right? Just enough. Just enough for the city.
"...2) Those daring aerialists of Blue Lapis Light enjoy making gravity their bitch, to work..."

Sept. 21, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Lighting Jason Amato, Atlantis: A Puppet Opera Patrick Anthony, A..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Classical Music / Dance Treasures of 2016
The richest work in dance and classical music this year ran the gamut from a dance in a backyard pool to an opera about Cold War brainwashing
"...Dance Company) A necessary work in this election year, spotlighting the troupe's dancers – their diversity, histories, and hopes..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Revolve Austin: A Movement Display
This party / showcase allowed attendees to move through a historic house and observe the work of nine dance companies
"...here with Rapt Aerial Dance (they've also worked with Blue Lapis Light). Myers lunged outward, restrained by a silk..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Jennifer Sherburn's Riverside
With her new site-specific dance Riverside, choreographer Jennifer Sherburn says, "Come on in, the water's fine!"
"...for years. But as a dancer in the 2011 Blue Lapis Light work Devotion, a site-specific spectacular set at..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Other Options
"...also has two circus groups, Sky Candy Austin and Blue Lapis Light, who perform aerial dance and can teach..."

Aug. 3, 2016 Postmarks

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...The History of King Lear, The Hidden Room Theatre Skylight, Street Corner Arts A Streetcar Named Desire, Austin Shakespeare..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top Nine Big-Bang Dance Concerts of 2015
Each of the top dance performances of 2015 created a universe of its own
"...(Texas State Univ. Division of Dance), Edge Of Grace (Blue Lapis Light), and The Minstrel Show Revisited (Spectrum Dance..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2015
Leaving deep impressions from 2015's dance and classical music works were the unexpected elements, like screen doors, trees, and car horns
"...and a symphony of 80 car horns, flashing hazard lights, and moving windshield wipers. Honorable Mentions..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...ballets – The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Giselle, et al. – delight and have grown in technique and style during the..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Blue Lapis Light's Edge of Grace
Blue Lapis Light leaves its epic aerial work for an intimate and uniquely compelling dance on scaffolding
"...in sight. Which feels a bit strange for a Blue Lapis Light production, since so much of this aerial..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Moving Toward the Edge of Grace
The new and the familiar at Blue Lapis Light's new home
"...of other artists, including choreographers, musicians, and sound and lighting designers, performed the first of a trilogy of dances..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

The Grand Designs of Ia Ensterä and Jason Amato
"...soon to leave town. Scenic designer Ia Ensterä and lighting designer Jason Amato have each contributed award-winning designs to..."

July 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

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