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The Distance Danced
Between its old and new versions of 'Swingin' Then & Now,' Tapestry Dance Company has swung a long way, baby
"...It's that new company of dancers that will be moving to the old steps in..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Match' Maker
Deborah Hay's latest dance leads to a new start
"...for a new work. What if a group of dancers were given a set of instructions, but each dancer..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two
When they label war protesters' speech as traitorous, right-wing war supporters reveal themselves as truly anti-American.
"...American Dancer is a documentary about male strippers in Florida...."

Feb. 28, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Private Dancers
Watching (bad) movies with Mr. Sinus
"...kind of ether haze, "Showgirls" is the story of dancer Nomi Malone, who works her way up from Vegas..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

She Got Rhythm
In the world of rhythm tap, female dancers are a minority, and women who are masters of the form, as Acia Gray is, are merely a fraction of the whole. But with the debut of the Soul to Sole Festival, Gray hopes to give women who tap their due.
"...extreme, but in the world of rhythm tap, female dancers are a minority, and women who are masters of..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Love Letter to a Klutz: The Secret Behind John Walch's Brilliant Plays
"...John Walch is a terrible dancer. I believe my first fateful experience as John's dance..."

April 20, 2001 Arts Feature by Lisa D'Amour

Dancing the Christmas Spirit
An eight-year-old fan of The Nutcracker has her dream come true when she gets to talk to a choreographer and ballerina -- Ballet Austin's Stephen Mills and Gina Patterson -- about the ballet that helps Christmas feel like Christmas.
"...and the Snow Queen. She switches off with other dancers.) We went up to one of the studios and..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

The Quest for Aztlan
Roen Salinas Searches for -- and Finds -- Life in Folklórico
"...and social programs for the community to bring her dancers to dance schools in Mexico. The sister city programs..."

April 24, 1998 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Featuring Texas
Films From Around the State
" speak," recalls Tim McCanlies about his narrative feature, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81. "I had been looking for a..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

In the Middle of It
Where Tapestry's Acia Gray Likes to Be ó and Is
" conversation with Gray, it's clear that the longtime dancer and choreographer who's also currently the producing artistic director..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tragedy in Lahore as wants and needs are sacrificed for propriety
"...them, the manager for a burlesque troupe, but a dancer...."

May 5, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

She Paradise
Coming-of-age story in Trinidad’s soca scene
"...does follow a young girl’s evolution as a soca dancer in Trinidad. It’s more bittersweet than fun, as our..."

Nov. 19, 2021 Movie Review by Lina Fisher

Pablo Larraín fuses sex and dance in this kinetic drama
"...paternal figure. Ema is not the traditional type, a dancer who is passionate about reggaetón, a genre that’s seen..."

Aug. 20, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

The lasting legacy of revolutionary choreographer Alvin Ailey
"...her camera; the writer his pen. But for the dancer, the instrument of artistic expression is not something external..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Tolly Moseley Takes to the Air in How Are You?
Sometimes you ask, sometimes you answer, sometimes you aerially dance
"...Tolly Moseley knows. She’s a dancer who –..."

Dec. 14, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

This One's for the Ladies
Documentary following Newark’s Nasty Boyz is only skin deep
"...low ceilings and folding chairs. There’s no stage. The dancers in Newark’s all-Black Nasty Boyz revue mingle freely with..."

June 21, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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 their..."

March 10, 2017 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Teacher Remembered
"...classes to anyone who wanted to improve as a dancer. What I learned from him has been a mainstay..."

Jan. 7, 2015 Postmarks

Active Listening
Dance artists Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanielsz, and a new 'Gold Show|Rose Show'
"...collaboration with Margery Segal springs from the workhorse backup dancer – think Tina Turner's Ikettes – but also the..."

May 30, 2014 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

The Undoing of Nonet
This unsettling dance by Kathy Dunn Hamrick seemed a companion piece to her shattering work, The Big Small
"...Nonet refers to the nine dancers in the group, which was experiencing an actual undoing,..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Mother-Daughter Dance
Anuradha Naimpally and Purna Bajekal are of two generations, but they share one timeless tradition
"...the nattuvanar, conducting the musicians' tempo by matching the dancer's rhythms with her voice and a pair of small..."

March 29, 2013 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Alchemies of Anatomy
Choreographer-performer Rosalyn Nasky has a penchant for details
"...experimenting. With regard to the reflexive quality of the dancer's tool, the body, I wonder if Nasky's height and..."

June 22, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
A peek beneath the tutu from Austin's Mike McKinley
"...jump, and he soon found himself training with famed dancer Igor Youskevitch in the style of the old Russian..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

IN under & Through
Deeply felt tributes to the late dancer Lucia Rodriguez shaded Ballet East's program
"...Through program were dedicated to Lucia Rodriguez, the local dancer whose accidental death this past summer deeply saddened many..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

They Might Be Angels
For Blue Lapis Light, dance artists Laura Cannon and Nicole Whiteside become heavenly creatures
" experiment that coincided with Jacques' interest in taking dancers higher and higher. In the late Nineties, she embarked..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The World
Using a sleek visual style and bits of animation, this elegant Chinese film explores the effects of modernism, globalism, and international commerce upon its culture and society.
" into a ghost," laments Tao (Zhao Tao), a dancer in a dreary amusement-park revue, to boyfriend Taisheng (Chen..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Dancing Through Uncharted Territory
Choreographic explorers Sharir & Bustamante and their 20-year expedition of discovery
"...late Seventies – and here was this talented young dancer from Monterrey who had been driving up to Austin..."

May 13, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Match and Solo Adaptations
Strange, funny, obvious, and obscure, Deborah Hay and company's The Match' gave me, in more ways than one, the time of my life
"...And so I was throughout the evening: Dancers moving – and sometimes not moving – in ways..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The 2002 Austin Critics Table Awards
On Monday, June 3, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.
"...Dancer, Male..."

June 7, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Deep Blues From Gatesville
Amy Smith thought a judge would give her two years max for possession of crack cocaine; why is she doing 20?
"...Franco with tales from her days as a topless dancer. "He came on to me and I rejected him...."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

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