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Ballet 422
Doc captures young dancer Justin Peck choreographing his first ballet
"...high for a bird’s-eye big picture. With the documentary Ballet 422, Lipes’ first return to dance after notable narrative..."

March 20, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ballet Austin’s Not Afraid of the Dark
The glow-in-the-dark visions of this earnest, sweet ballet will excite and inspire the youngsters who see it
"...most important thing about Not Afraid of the Dark, Ballet Austin's production with its apprentice company, Ballet Austin II...."

Oct. 27, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Watchmaker's Song
Ventana Ballet's playful take on The Nutcracker lets audiences in on the action and brings a new magic to the familiar ballet
"...can be quite a challenge. But last December, Ventana Ballet leapt into the fray and managed, against all odds,..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin's Night of Community
When a ballet's dress rehearsal becomes the main act
"...For more than 20 years, Ballet Austin has run a little-known program which has left..."

May 9, 2019 Arts Post by Barbara Purcell

La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet
A lovely, enthralling examination of the Paris Opera Ballet from Frederick Wiseman.
"...In his fly-on-the-wall examination of the world-class Paris Opera Ballet, Wiseman travels with camera in and out of rehearsal..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ballet Austin's Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the Beast
In its striking concept and execution, Stephen Mills' take on the fairy tale was his most fully realized story ballet since Hamlet
"...way inhuman, feral, grotesque. And that much applied to Ballet Austin's Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin's Grimm Tales Gets Brutally Frank
Stephen Mills and company embody an artist’s fabulous vision
"...of life in their times. The company was called Ballet Austin, and the man who created most of the..."

March 29, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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..."

March 10, 2017 Arts Review 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...."

May 9, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin
Big Apple scores big with 'NAT/D' 4
"...Who will be the winner of Ballet Austin's fourth New American Talent/Dance competition in February? Well,..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet East
The company establishes its first dance academy for students at Eastside Memorial
"...This week, Ballet East Dance Company once again provides a showcase for..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin: The Start of Something BIG
A big new production, a Big Apple debut, and big gifts to support its big new dance center downtown may make this the biggest season yet for Ballet Austin
"...The watchword for Ballet Austin as it kicks off its 2005-06 season is..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker
The company’s 56th run at this holiday classic retains its magic – enough beauty and wonder to transport you to enchanting realms
"...long since graduated from the preteen demographic that finds ballet so entrancing and this ballet especially so since it..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin's Masters of Dance
This triple bill of abstract works was a tribute to the piano and its range, excellently performed
"...Piano moves the body. It's a rule that ballet dancers live by – in the daily class, the..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Austin’s Alice (In Wonderland)
In which the young heroine grabs those wild wonderland reins
"...why the second part of the title of this ballet, choreographed in 2012 by Septime Webre and a new..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Austin
Ballet Austin shines a light on human rights and the Holocaust in reviving its 2005 work
"...Ballet Austin has once again turned on the Light, but..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin: Youth moves
Choreographers ages 7-17 won their own chance to shine during this week's search for New American Talent
"...the only ones getting to strut their stuff for Ballet Austin during its biennial New American Talent/Dance this week...."

Feb. 15, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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
"...dance, according to Rodolfo Mendez. The artistic director of Ballet East Dance Company says he sees a generation of..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet East: An expression of Hope
Ballet East hasn't changed its name to Alvin Ailey West, but with a fourth choreographer from the prominent dance troupe having set work on the Austin company, it could
"...Ballet East hasn't changed its name to Alvin Ailey West,..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Live Music for Opera and Ballet
"...Last March hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth. The reason: TBT was showcasing..."

May 15, 2009 Postmarks

Ballet East: 'Tribal'
Ballet East goes "Tribal" this weekend, using movement to explore issues of belonging, the ties that bind, and how tribes can lower us to barbarism or lift us to redemption
"...Ballet East goes "Tribal" this weekend, which means that company..."

March 26, 2004 Arts Feature

Courage Moves in Ballet Austin's Exit Wounds
For his new dance, choreographer Stephen Mills turned to moments of inspiration in his own life
"...in Stephen Mills' life. The older woman was the Ballet Austin artistic director's late mother. The men were friends..."

April 6, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin
Before revving up the jackhammers to renovate its downtown dance center, Ballet Austin is inviting the public to go Dancin' in the District
"...construction project kicking into high gear. This one is Ballet Austin's new Dance Education Center at Third and San..."

March 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin's Director's Choice
In four ballets, three ways of collective being and one irrelevant romance
"...to Pontus Lidberg's Stream (2013), the opening work on Ballet Austin's Director's Choice program, the Swedish choreographer said he..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Mécanique, Le
"...direct and conscious exploration of the film medium. Le Ballet Mecanique was graphically designed to complement a piece of..."

Sept. 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Page Two: Mutiny: A Ballet in Several Parts
Part II, Illustration Not Validation

May 14, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Balanchine, by the Muse
Working with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Ballet Austin gets in step with history
"...propelled by the forces of the sound. "Is this ballet?" some in their plush seats undoubtedly wonder. Of course...."

Oct. 24, 2008 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Dance of the Prodigal Son
Soft-spoken and self-effacing choreographer Stephen Mills seems an unlikely candidate for rebellious Prodigal Son. But he was, breaking away from Ballet Austin in 1996, only to return two years later. Now the newly named artistic director of Ballet Austin, Mills talks about his departure, his return, and the future of the company.
"...on Guadalupe Street, the building housing the studios of Ballet Austin, and over the next nine years, did a..."

April 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Next Steps
Ballet Austin seeks out tomorrow's Balanchines with a new and unique choreographic showcase
"...Ballet Austin has an idea, and this week the company..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Men in Tights
The Rigors of a Career in Ballet
"...physical exertions would wind any professional athlete. Dancing, particularly ballet, is not sissy stuff...."

Oct. 20, 1995 Arts Feature

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