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UT Dance Repertory Theatre’s Fall for Dance
Work after work in this program emphatically spoke to current events, to the here and now
"...The word was spoken by one of the dancers in a cluster of about a dozen facing the..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Dance and Classical Treasures of 2017
Much outstanding new dance and music this year took its cue from the world around us and pressing social issues
"...into his life, legend, and legacy with blazing music, performances, and visuals...."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 9 All-In Dance Concerts (Plus 3 Short Works) of 2013
This year, dancers took on weighty matters – gender, the body, grief – exploring them with remarkable depth
"...'THE BIG SMALL'/'THE UNDOING OF NONET' (Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Com­pany) Separated by months but related in mood, these..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s Glacier
As an elegy to the ice, this dance aestheticized doom but left us plenty of edge
"...has taken lately – the subtle resistance of last fall's The Four (3) Seasons, the driving inevitability of last..."

June 9, 2017 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Enron
This production of Lucy Prebbles' play smartly recounts and reframes the corporate beast's rise and fall
"...The rise and fall of Houston corporate monolith Enron was a stain on..."

March 2, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Not Just Dance
Moving Into New Forms at the Performing Arts Center
"...Sydney Dance Company Cross-disciplinary is the focus this fall in dance..."

Oct. 31, 1997 Arts Feature by Stephanie Beauchamp

Breathe, Fall, Suspend
Kathy Dunn Hamrick explains what modern dance is and why she keeps making it
"...Spring is a time for renewal, for fresh perspectives, for rebirth and rejuvenation, so..."

April 30, 2004 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Speaking of Dance
The difficulty of describing dance inspires choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick to create an ingenious 30-minute dance out of phrases from dance reviews.
"...Kathy Dunn Hamrick was reading a dance review when a phrase caught her eye: "multiple cuppings..."

April 25, 2003 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Quest for Aztlan
Roen Salinas Searches for -- and Finds -- Life in Folklórico
"..."Just dance. Dance, dance, dance." -- El Maestro Andres Segura Granados..."

April 24, 1998 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Dance Visionary Charles Santos Heads to NYC Life Cycles
"...on the downtown streets. The air is warm, even for a Texas fall -- the temperature is pushing 80..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Arts Feature

Batsheva Dance Company
Going gaga for sensation-based movement
"...choreographer Ohad Naharin. A back injury was the impetus for Naharin's new way of approaching movement, which he developed..."

March 16, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Gotta Dance!
Kevin Archambault came late to dance, but his love of it and commitment to it have brought the young dancer and choreographer a long way in a short time.
"...role in his success. He is, after all, a performer, and in show business, how you look is right..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Arts Feature by Lindsey Schwartz

Review: Mark Morris Dance Group
'Mozart Dances' exhilarates with exuberant playfulness
"...Mozart, wouldn't you? You'd also have the Mark Morris Dance Group in Mozart Dances...."

Sept. 27, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Tapestry Dance Company's In Your Shoes
The rhythm tap troupe explores homelessness with a common sense of the form's capacity for complexity, subtlety, and risk
"...I mention that I'm going to see a tap dance show, people do one of three things: tell me..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

10 Recommended Arts Events This Fall
So much creative energy flowing to quench your cultural thirst
"...worthwhile going on in Austin’s fine arts sector this fall?..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Chron Events Post

Playback: Doug Sahm for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
The Austin Music Hall gets slated for teardown, the Roost closes while looking for a cash infusion, Backyard owner Tim O'Connor gets back in the concert game, and a Kickstarter campaign to get Doug Sahm into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
"..."I'm proselytizing for Doug Sahm," proclaims Texas music sophisticate and first-time filmmaker..."

July 10, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Ballet East Dance Company: Reclaiming the modern in a pomo world
Rodolfo Mendez wants us to remember that before there was postmodern, modern dance ruled
"...It may seem odd to imagine something "modern" being forgotten, but that looks to be what's happening in dance,..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two: You Always Remember the Dance
First steps, two step
"...and the Rolling Stones. You realize you almost never dance around the room alone anymore. Ever. Used to do..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Column by Louis Black

Letters at 3AM: Flash Mob Dance Revolution: Part 1
It is only a matter of time before an interconnected world work force begins to ask, 'Who are we really working for?'
"...Capitalism and Its Replacement by a Mode of Commerce for Which, as Yet, There Is No Ism."..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Column by Michael Ventura

The Hideout Theatre's Dance Dreams
The improv artists in this production do an impressive job of detailing the falling and rising fortunes of a ballet company
"...The cast of Dance Dreams at the Hideout are some brave performers, indeed...."

Dec. 8, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks
From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats
"...we couldn't contain all our recommendations on this issue's fall calendar. spacestation1985..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gibney Dance Community Action Residency
Training dancers to help victims of abuse
"...victims of domestic and sexual abuse tend to "self-select for the dance field, because they want to regain respect..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Mother-Daughter Dance
Anuradha Naimpally and Purna Bajekal are of two generations, but they share one timeless tradition
"...required by Bharata Natyam, the style of classical Indian dance that Naimpally has performed, taught, and promoted under her..."

March 29, 2013 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

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.
"...humanness of our bodies. Three female and two male dancers, some in bras and some in undershirts, each of..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Ready for My Close Up
Dancing Where the Audience Can See Everything
"...Don't expect to see sweet little dances if you go see Kathy Dunn-Hamrick's Close Ups. Just..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Arts Feature by Stephanie Beauchamp

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
The Chicago troupe's dances, grounded in contemporary ballet, ranged from ceremonial to intimate to absurd
"...Hubbard Street Dance ChicagoBass Concert Hall Jan. 29..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

UT Department of Theatre & Dance: Gotta sing! Gotta dance!
The new Musical Theatre Pilot Project aims to prepare UT undergrads for belting for Broadway
"...Or to the Paramount. Or perhaps to Zilker Park for the summer musical. Or maybe even to St. Edward's..."

April 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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

The Forest for the Trees
The Austin Arts Commission has never been a model of bureaucratic efficiency, but this year it seems to have become a big cliché in action, a body so focused on procedure and minutiae and the concerns of the moment that it can't see the forest for the trees. It's compounding the problems in Austin's profoundly flawed public arts funding system and demonstrating just how poorly that process serves not only the city's artists but all its citizens.
"...a flashing red light warning spectators to be prepared for undercurrents of tension, personal agendas, lengthy digressions, intense scrutiny..."

July 6, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fall Movie Round-Up
Sneaking Into Autumn
"...SOMEBODY TO LOVE Rosie Perez plays a taxi dancer in a dead-end relationship with a has-been actor played..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

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