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José Luis Bustamante
The disappearance, and tentative return, of a choreographic presence
"...sustained focus from not just the choreographer but from dancers, which translates into investments perhaps not required for the..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

The AggreGAYtor: September 19
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...• Dallas Station 4 dancer is stabbed multiple times while on duty...."

Sept. 19, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Friends in Time
This year's tap festival faculty concert proved tap's relevance and transcendance
"...company of babyfaced Jay Fagan's comic, uplifting narrative. Tapestry dancer Travis Knights, performing with the band and singer Penny..."

June 8, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

First Position
This lovely documentary follows six international ballet hopefuls, ages 10 to 17, as they compete for the Youth America Grand Prix.
"...trains on the pointe shoes of dozens of young dancers who are nervously twirling before the curtain rises on..."

May 25, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The FP
This potential cult-movie masterpiece is likely the most original dance film you'll see this year.
"...many other cinematic touchstones. When JTRO's brother, a hotshot dancer, is killed in a "beat-off," he naturally enough pulls..."

March 16, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

From the Vaults: Looking Back at von Trier
"Melancholia" vs. "Breaking the Waves" and "Dancer in the Dark"
"...Is Melancholia as good as Breaking the Waves or Dancer in the Dark? Is it even fair to compare..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Artist
It's a silent, black-and-white film for the 21st century, full of coy delights.
"...Is Born winningly as George meets cute with ascendant dancer Peppy Miller (Bejo, exactly as zippy and gamine as..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Footloose
Finally, a remake that’s not a just a mindless retread.
"...Professional dancer Wormald turns out to have been a wise choice..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dances With Bulls
Capital City Dance Team auditions
"...Must be 18 and high school graduate (sorry too-young dancers), must attend all rehearsals and games (no flakes), must..."

Aug. 24, 2011 Sports Post by Will Schmidt

30 Minutes or Less
Jesse Eisenberg reunites with his Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer for this action comedy about a hapless victim forced to rob a bank or be blown up.
"...who has been recommended to them by an exotic dancer (Kajlich). So they order a pizza; knock out the..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Califa Arts Collaborative
After season's close, ballet dancers join forces in a unique new venture
"...last performance of the season closes in May, its dancers disperse in search of summer work. They're contracted for..."

June 10, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Remembering the dance innovator as his troupe's final tour stops in Austin
"...soft-spoken man. He expressed himself so clearly as a dancer and choreographer, with a brilliant command of artistic time..."

March 4, 2011 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Bieber Fever strikes the cineplex.
"...material helps explain how a moderately talented singer and dancer such as Bieber can suddenly seize the spotlight of..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Parampara Part II
A celebration of Indian classical dance that was unfailingly interesting
"...we see more than just the presence of one dancer. The tradition, the centuries of dancers who performed variations..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Black Swan
Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman whip things into a baroque frenzy in this crazed hybrid of drama and horror set amid a ballet corps.
"...a left. She’s dynamite stuff – a very good dancer, too, at least to this untrained eye – and..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Voices of Rhythm
Spoken word added spark, but dance still spoke the loudest in Tapestry's show
"...the evening. Set against graffiti and scaffolding, the eight dancers (including Gray, who presided over most of the show..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Catfish
This "reality thriller" is a sour cautionary tale about social media.
"...he grows infatuated with Abby’s older sister, Megan, a dancer and singer with whom he talks with on the..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM: The 'Austin Sun' Gets Hung
Old Austin Sun writers may have expected to hang, but not in a museum
"...far as social skills, I was a really good dancer. Scared shit of women, but a really good dancer...."

Sept. 10, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

'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

The Greatest Stories Ever Told
The 2010 Paramount Summer Film Classics
"...is The Red Shoes, the story of an aspiring dancer who dons magical ruby kicks only to find that..."

May 21, 2010 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

New American Talent / Dance
Energy and choreographic craft keep this competition springtime fresh
"...These themes, combined with good design, eager and energetic dancers, and no small degree of theatrical and choreographic craft..."

April 2, 2010 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Final Three
If fast, physical action in a national face-off is what you want, try Ballet Austin
"...directly related to how they put the Ballet Austin dancers through their paces. Each is required to create a..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fish Tank
In this raw and award-winning film, a prickly British teenager hurls herself into scenarios fraught with danger.
"...never see any friends, in fact. Mia, a self-taught dancer who likes to watch Web videos of dance crews..."

March 5, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Voice Dance Company
The debut of Gina Patterson's new company had everything you need in choreography
"...too often, a movement sequence is broken when the dancer stiffly snaps into ballet mode to prepare for a..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet East
The company establishes its first dance academy for students at Eastside Memorial
"...showcase for the talents of the current generation of dancers. Next week, for the first time, it will be..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New York, I Love You
The central thesis in this ominibus of short films is that New York is not its landmarks or its landscape; New York is its people.
"...from him. And nonactor Carlos Acosta, a celebrated ballet dancer, is beautifully understated in a short written and directed..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Paris
Paris, from the French director of When the Cat's Away, follows a half-dozen-plus Parisians and their interconnectedness.
"...the hospital. Duris plays Pierre, whose career as a dancer in a revue is sidelined by a heart ailment..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Every Little Step
This pleasingly meta documentary about the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line intersperses clips from Michael Bennett's original interviews with key players with scenes from the exhaustive search for a new cast.
"...Adam Del Deo. 1974: A group of 18 Broadway dancers gather in a room. They aren't the stars of..."

June 5, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Allisyn Paino
One of Ballet Austin's leading ballerinas is bidding farewell to the spotlight
"...than once that she would never be a professional dancer, Allisyn Paino has had one hell of a career..."

May 8, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Trickery Flickery Mock
Master Pancake makes the movies hurt so good
"...the owner of the strip club. I was a dancer, and Owen was a dancer, and Joe did this..."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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