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Big Range Austin
A new-to-town dance duo pushes movement–music fusion further
"...rehearsal, choreographer Lorn MacDougal is pondering a dance-music problem. Dancers Ann Berman and Theresa Hardy are in a tangle..."

June 5, 2009 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Balanchine, by the Muse
Working with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Ballet Austin gets in step with history
"...ends meet on a smaller budget by rounding up dancers from other companies several times a year. This setup..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Arts Feature 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. You..."

May 9, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Adjusting to the Mise-en-Scène
Nine nonfilmmakers – artists out of place – make one in 48 hours
"...A photographer might be the cinematographer, say, or a dancer might be chosen to be an actor. Then, on..."

July 13, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

City v. La Bare
Is Austin being prude?
"...You'd think a quick review of La Bare's dancers would help clear up the debate. La Bare is..."

July 28, 2006 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Director's Choice
With her choreographic achievements being showcased in Ballet Austin's 'Director's Choice / Evolution,' Gina Patterson explains what makes a choreographer
"...Gina Patterson can tell you. She was an accomplished dancer for years before making her choreographic debut in 1998...."

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Larkin's Journey
New York choreographer Regina Larkin keeps coming back to Ballet East
"...war with Iran, Regina Larkin had a revelation while dancers lifted her into the sky. "My head was way..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Arts Feature by Patti Hadad

Robert Earl Keen
"...Robert Earl KeenNo Kinda Dancer (Koch)Robert Earl KeenA Bigger Piece of Sky (Koch)Robert Earl..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

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
"...Dancer, Female..."

June 11, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Finding a New Rhythm
After a health crisis, Tapestry's Acia Gray slows things down
" her health forced the internationally respected rhythm tap dancer and choreographer to take a look at herself and..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sex, Lies and Fairytales
Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks' season opener seemed to be about journeys, with six choreographers charting the ways we get from here to there and what they mean
"...The dancer lifts one leg slowly, the knee rising as languidly..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Arts Review 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.
"...Dancer, Female..."

June 6, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Ears & Feet'
Utilizing technology to combine dance and computerized music has come a long way since the Eighties, as can be seen in the 2003 edition of EARS & Feet, the annual UT College of Fine Arts program that pairs student composers with student choreographers to collaborate on a piece.
"...toilet flush -- but it is triggered by the dancer, his place on the stage, the swiftness of her..."

May 2, 2003 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

American Movie
What to see at the sixth annual Cine Las Americas.
"...legendary Queen of the Gypsies. Amaya was a flamenco dancer who rose from deep poverty to become an internationally..."

April 25, 2003 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Page Two
In blaming the anti-war movement for all possible future scenarios connected to terrorism or the war in Iraq, the hysterical right has poised itself to lead a devastating assault on the Constitution and its protections.
"...a documentary on that town's famed musical mob. American Dancer is a documentary about male strippers that is already..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
"...eyes." In this way, the wording doesn't address the dancer's sexuality and leaves a nice ambiguity. Was the dancer..."

May 17, 2002 Column

Diddley Daddy
'Bo Knows Not to be Stupid'
"...of mine or nothing like that. She was a dancer in Austin, Texas. I think I saw her at..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

B. Iden Payne Award Nominations, 1999-2000
"...Degas' Little Dancer, ZSTC Project InterAct..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UP: Left in the Dark
UP, the first piece from Spank, Ellen Bartel's new dance company, contains moments of lovely counterpoint and top-notch technique, but its repetitiveness and murky intention leave one with too many questions that don't get answered.
"...Darkness. A lamp turns on and a dancer is silhouetted. The lamp turns off. It turns on...."

Aug. 18, 2000 Arts Review by Dawn Davis

Ali Farka Touré, Afel Bocoum, Warfield Theater, San Francisco, July 26
"...piercing tenor. Early in Bocoum's otherworldly 45-minute set, a dancer suddenly appeared among the proto-soccer-uniform-clad band -- bass, djembe/calabash..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Visions of Sugar Plums
It may be old news to most of us, but every December thousands of children discover The Nutcracker for the first time, and it inspires many to take up dance. Dawn Davis was one of them, and she talks to three young ballerinas about what The Nutcracker means to them.
"...a rite of passage. Find me an American ballet dancer who hasn't appeared in The Nutcracker (in any form)..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Arts Feature by Dawn Davis

Waves Coming to Shore
No artist in the last 50 years has combined dance, theatre, music, scenery, and costume into epic spectacles like Pina Bausch, and as this German visionary returns to Austin Dawn Davis explores her work and her impact on the city's Johnson / Long Dance Company.
"...even codified technique -- were deemed unnecessary. Choreographers and dancers challenged every rule imposed by their predecessors, every assumption,..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Arts Feature by Dawn Davis

Painting With Sound
"...a totally improvised, completely unique work using musicians, singers, dancers, actors, and visual artists...."

Feb. 12, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

All the Pain Platinum Can Buy
"...decides to get an hour's sleep on the Wave Dancer, Fastball's rented bus. Shuffield and Scalzo are equally tired,..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Back at the BA Barre
"...UT alumnus who performed with BA as a principal dancer for three seasons starting way back in 1982. He..."

May 29, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Points of Departure
The Viewpoints Invade Austin
"...Among these instructors was Viewpoints founder Mary Overlie, a dancer/choreographer who had been a younger member of the Judson..."

May 8, 1998 Arts Feature by Danielle McClelland

Another Ballet Switch
"...only dazzling jazz artists, but a host of local dancers, poets, and actors, including breakdance crew Auspicious; Tapestry Dance..."

June 13, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Sweet New Nut
Ballet Austin Gives an Old Favorite a New Look
"...Tommy Bourgeois' costume design for a Spanish Dancer in the Ballet Austin production of The Nutcracker Obviously,..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Connection of Merce Cunningham and John Cage Chance
"...way. Both the use of computers -- the animated dancers of which can do things real dancers never imagined..."

Jan. 26, 1996 Arts Feature

Out of Many, One
Deborah Hay in a Large Group and Alone
"...developed by Hay and the 17 trained and untrained dancers who took part in Playing Awake 1995, her most..."

Nov. 10, 1995 Arts Feature

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