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'The Art of Listening'
In her new book, choreographer Darla Johnson shares her secrets for making dance
"...By the time I had started collaborating with Darla Johnson, she had already been a member of New..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

All Bodies Dance
The latest production from Johnson / Long Dance Company, I Stuck My Head in the Garden is a 65-minute topsy-turvy of boys and girls in all their confusing combinations and shows the troupe once again smashing the notion that dance belongs to the tall, the thin, and the flat-chested.
"...the dance seizes the attention. The latest production from Johnson/Long Dance Company, I Stuck My Head in the Garden..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Ideas Through Movement
Political and philosophical issues aren't just topics for writers and dramatists. Several Austin choreographers are using themas subjects for dances. Toni Bravo, Jeffery Bullock, Lisa Fehrman, and Andrew Long explain how they see ideas through movement.
"...along with student choreographer Joel Valentin-Martinez and guest artists Darla Johnson, Andrew Long, and the Johnson/Long Dance Company, use..."

March 3, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Seven Year Itch': REALMdanceproject's lucky number
Folks don't often make a big deal out of a seventh anniversary, but with all the changes in REALMdanceproject this year, the troupe thought it a good idea, hence its new show, 'Seven Year Itch'
" ACC in the late Nineties – classes that Darla Johnson taught," says Ouellette. Right after Rachael's daughter was..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...Nathanielsz, and a longtime champion of original dance work, Darla Johnson. Choreography informances and showcases near the end of..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

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.
"...but companies such as Kinesis Dance Theatre Project and Johnson/Long Dance Company...."

Oct. 22, 1999 Arts Feature by Dawn Davis

ACC Dance Department: The joys of discovery
ACC's dance program is noteworthy for its strong faculty and the way they help young choreographers find their voice
"...That's local choreographer Darla Johnson (Johnson/Long Dance Company, Big State Productions) reflecting on..."

May 2, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

I Stuck My Head in the Garden
With I Stuck My Head in the Garden, Johnson / Long Dance Company moved into new territory in its exploration of things sexual and sensual, and the result was good-natured fun, a romp in the garden, with nothing remotely threatening or dangerous.
"...With I Stuck My Head in the Garden, Johnson/Long Dance Company moved into new territory in its exploration..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

The 'West' Shall Rise Again
A new generation creates its own take on the show that changed Austin theatre
"...from performance art (Fowler), music (Jo Carol Pierce), dance (Darla Johnson), punk rock (Mateer, John Hawkes), photography (Bill Leissner),..."

April 7, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dancing Through Uncharted Territory
Choreographic explorers Sharir & Bustamante and their 20-year expedition of discovery
"...Hay, Sally Jacques, Heloise Gold, Diana Prechter, Andrea Ariel, Darla Johnson and Andrew Long, Ellen Bartel, to name a..."

May 13, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Black & White
Two Arts Groups Cross the Color Line Creatively
"...reflect strongly on the new work they are creating. Darla Johnson/Andrew Long & Company, a white multimedia dance group..."

June 21, 1996 Arts Feature

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Dance Fever
Robi Polgar responds to the November concert of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, featuring the premiere of Austin composer Darden Smith's Grand Motion.
"...Darden Smith, with an attendant multimedia performance by Austin's Johnson/Long Dance Company...."

Nov. 12, 1999 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

A major change in direction for Teatro Humanidad.
" hosting the regional platform here), Andrew Long and Darla Johnson of Johnson/Long Dance Company, and Stephen Mills, the..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Another Evening with Dottie P.: Bracing Shot of Wry
" in order; a look at "the small," as Johnson/Long Dance Company calls those everyday moments and minutiae that..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Arts Review

"...Now & Again, Darla Johnson & Andrew Long at McCullough Theatre..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Column

Hay Stops Playing Awake
"...the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Aloha, Johnson/Long Hay isn't the only local dancer to be doing..."

Aug. 9, 1996 Arts Column

Fast, Cheap, and in Control
Cost-of-living increases are making local artists do more with less
"...into movement. Preceding it on the program will be Darla Johnson's The Unbridgeable Distance, a ritual and meditation on..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

10 Minutes Max: For 600 seconds, anything goes
The weekend forecast calls for an umbrella – Dance Umbrella, that is, and its annual showcase of short performance works
"...attended Austin Community College, danced for Allison Orr and Darla Johnson, danced for Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks, now dances for Blue..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks: Save the last dance for me
When the curtain falls on the final performance of its 24th season, Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks will dance away into history and an era of dance in Austin will end
"...Hay, Sally Jacques, Heloise Gold, Diana Prechter, Andrea Ariel, Darla Johnson and Andrew Long, Ellen Bartel, to name a..."

June 8, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

P.I.'S Case Casts (Another) Cloud Over Yogurt Shop Probe
Private investigator Louis Akin alleges that police and prosecutors busted him on false charges to block defense efforts in the yogurt-shop case.
"...question the integrity and credibility of APD Detective Paul Johnson, the lead investigator on the 12-year-old murder case...."

Feb. 14, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A False Confession?
Witness testimony in the capital murder trial of Michael Scott, the second defendant to stand trial for the yogurt shop murders, began August 14.
"...statements, defense attorney Garcia contended that when Detective Paul Johnson reordered the investigation in 1996, he went about the..."

Aug. 23, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...forth from Why?, whose ode to a chicken named "Darla" not only expresses sympathy for a lipless creature on..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

March 4 Election Results
The latest primary news
"...Commissioner Pct. 4 Total Margaret J. Gómez 5,867 (73%) Darla Wegner 2,208 (27%) Justice of the Peace Pct. 5..."

March 4, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...a master of pre-WWII blues as performed by Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, and Johnny Shines. (Antone's, 10pm) --..."

March 8, 2002 Music Feature

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
"...the rootsy wisdom of journeyman songwriter-shaman Walter Salas-Humara. Eric Johnson's Alien Love Child then crank it up a notch..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

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