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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

Austin Dance Festival
The debut of this new dance fest offered a range of interesting work, the best being fluent in musicality
"...For a city crazy with festivals, our dance festival history is kind of shaky. For much of..."

April 24, 2015 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Events of 2005 That Engaged and Endure
'Chronicle' Arts Editor Robert Faires lists his favorite performances of dance and classical music from 2005
"...2) Night of Four Moons (Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks) A dream, brief but oh so sublime, with a..."

Jan. 6, 2006 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

Top 10 'It's Alive!' Moments in Dance, of Those Events I Happened To See in 2010
Recalling the times in 2010 when contemporary dance and ballet showed a pulse
"...In 2010, both ballet and contemporary dance were proclaimed flatliners by prominent dance critics. Those critics..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Headlong Dance Theatre: Fusion Cuisine
This Philadelphia troupe's mix of theatre and movement creates something tasty
"...can be said for our stage fare, especially when dance and theatre are used as a basis to inform..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

Top 9 Lasting Impressions in Dance From 2009
Recalling a year in which cranes became dancers and dancers became stars
"...lit by phosphorescence against the infinity of night, harnessed dancers floated through perpendicular somersaults like rotating stars. Spectacle, yes,..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Dance Fever
With Hot September Flurries, a corps of Austin choreographers burn up the Blue all month long
"...Or, say, a month. Because this town boasts enough dance makers to fill a page of the calendar with..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Benefits Round-up: See Art, see Art run, see Art run and dance
Support your local nonprofits by buying prisoner art for the Inside Books Project, running a 5K for the Paramount and State theatres, and listening to Latino artists for the Austin Latino Theater Alliance
"...fun will be raffles, a karaoke contest, and a dance contest. Admission is $10 at the door...."

Sept. 8, 2006 Arts Feature

In Memoriam: Phyllis Slattery
Remembering the longtime director of Dance Umbrella
"...The Austin dance community has lost one of the dearest friends it..."

Dec. 19, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Spells-bound
Seattle's 33 Fainting Spells, which enchanted local audiences with the dance drama The Uninvited in 1997, makes its long-awaited return to Austin.
"...was so singular a work -- suggesting how modern dance might look had Alfred Hitchcock and Buster Keaton been..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Getting in Step
Austin Dance Artists Talk Connecting & Community
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Feb. 28, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Heart of The Beast
Can Donald Byrd Make Art of True-Life Violence?
"...being exploitative. The Domestic Violence Project, created by Austin's Dance Umbrella (DU) and the New York City-based dance company..."

May 9, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

10 Minutes Max: For 600 seconds, anything goes
The weekend forecast calls for an umbrellaDance Umbrella, that is, and its annual showcase of short performance works
"...come rain or shine, you can always use an umbrella, and this weekend there's one everybody in Austin should..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

'Swift Solos'
olive Dance Theatre's tribute to pioneering breaker Ken Swift
"...Ken Swift might be the most famous dancer you've never heard of, but that wouldn't be the..."

July 16, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Articulations
The National Endowment for the Arts puts federal grants in the stockings of nine Austin arts organizations, and Ben Bentzin takes leave of Arts Center Stage.
"...that views artistic freedom and expression as essential. From dance to theatre to folk art, it is especially heartening..."

Dec. 28, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

How $50,000 Is Shaking Up Austin's Black Artists Buried Treasure
"...includes six play productions, including one children's play; a dance festival; a jazz festival; a community picnic; three visual..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Arts Feature by Danielle McClelland

'10 Minutes Max': Just Enough Time to Get Moving
The clock is ticking for local movement artists, as Dance Umbrella brings back its ever-popular program of new short movement pieces, '10 Minutes Max'
"...Dance Umbrella, the Austin service organization for movement artists since..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Unkindest Cuts of All
A snapshot of the impact that this year's 31% cut in Cultural Contract funding had on 10 Austin arts companies that were on a strong growth track and had that growth in city funding abruptly reversed.
"...worst cases -- Creative Opportunity Orchestra, Pro Arts Collective, Dance Umbrella, and Tapestry -- the 31% cuts pushed funding..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulatons
Sayonara, Synergy
"...performing arts spaces. On May 31, Synergy Studio, the dance studio/theatre space/rehearsal hall/classroom that has been an outpost for..."

June 12, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Outstanding!
Nominations for the 2006-2007 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...include the rest of the performing arts – i.e., dance and classical music – and the visual arts, too...."

May 18, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...critics has recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. The nominations..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...to recognize the year's most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. The nominations for the..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...to recognize the year's most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. On Saturday, May 1,..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...to recognize the year's most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. The nominations for the..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
The full list of winners for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...pioneering contributions to the community in the areas of dance, classical music, theatre, or the visual arts...."

June 11, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...Critics Table Awards, recognizing exceptional work in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art from May 1, 2002..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

May I Have the Envelope, Please?
The 2004-2005 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...of whom made remarkable contributions in the areas of dance, classical music, theatre, and the visual arts...."

June 10, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
The full list of winners for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art, as presented during its annual ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.
"...remarkable contributions to the community in the areas of dance, classical music, theatre, visual art, and comedy...."

June 6, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Nine Austin arts organizations find grants in their stockings, courtesy of a Santa played by the National Endowment for the Arts.
"...contribution to our national and local cultural heritage. From dance to opera to theatre to cinema to folk art,..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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