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Performa / Dance's Artist and Muse
Performa / Dance's program of four pensive and sensitive works explored physical and emotional distress and pain in great depth
"...Mark your calendars for next June: Performa/Dance, led by choreographer Jennifer Hart, presents just one concert..."

June 8, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Performa / Dance's Confections
This evening of works, performed outdoors at the Umlauf, mixed art, beauty, and nature in ways that enraptured
"...experience of something special. Live at the Umlauf's recent Performa/Dance night was just that sort of happenstance. The event,..."

April 19, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Performa / Dance's Midsummer Offerings
The three dances in this mixed program all turned on the difficulty of making connections
"...to be understood was the theme, threaded through three dances on romantic, familial, and communal relationships, of the third..."

June 30, 2017 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

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

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018
In this year’s dance and classical offerings, extraordinary depictions of loss and suffering continue to haunt
"..."FOUR MORTAL MEN" (Ballet Austin) Stephen Mills' elegy for dancers he knew in Eighties New York created such tight..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jonelle Seitz's Top 10 Thrills (No Frills) in Dance of 2017
A thread of starkness and clarity ran through the year’s most memorable movement
"...Through these varied dances, I saw a thread of starkness and clarity. In..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Dance/USA Convenes in Austin
The national arts organization brings honors for the Butlers and big questions about the form's future
"...are as organic as rhythm itself? What responsibility do dancemakers and dance companies have to their societies and communities?..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Dance Card
"...Performa/Dance: 4x3: Four Works by Three Choreographers June 10 &..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...30, 2018, and settled on what was outstanding in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in that span..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Table have agreed on the most outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...When the discipline under discussion is dance, it's the nature of the artists to be on..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Critics Table have settled on what was outstanding in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in that span..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'Ignite: Three Works'
Choreographer Jennifer Hart and dancer Edward Carr gather kindling, set a match
"...mid-morning sun in May, is tender and organic. Both dancers are barefoot, and Thompson's brown hair, in a long,..."

June 13, 2014 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...Bohème and Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance's Kiss Me, Kate with three awards each. Nine projects..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...art at the awards came in the form of dance, erupting spontaneously from those at the mic: Austin Arts..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Not Very Statesman-like
The daily of record's release of Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, its only full-time arts critic, isn't getting good reviews
"...the outcry with complaints about van Ryzin's lack of attendance to their own hyper-specific artistic niche, many less quick..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Top 10 Kicky Linkups in 2014
This year, dance was all about the partnering – some of it unusual, all of it captivating
"...1) ANDREA ARIEL/SUPER CREEPS/STRIKE ANYWHERE PERFORMANCE ENSEM­BLE/DAVID BOWIE (The Bowie Project: A Rock and Roll..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Shanon Weaver's Top 10 Theatrical Performances of 2017 (the Second Half)
The year was well-served by actors who could channel spookiness, rebellion, despair, and dance fever
"...THE CAST OF ZOMBIE PROM (TILT Per­form­ance Group) Big performances, even bigger hearts...."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014-2015
"...Choreographer and Performa/Dance Artistic Director Jennifer Hart accepts the Short Work, Dance..."

June 2, 2015 Photo Gallery

Testperformancetest
A new multiyear program will ensure that Austin sees what's on the cutting edge
"...down, it's refreshing to hear about one starting up. Testperformancetest is a multiyear program that will bring national and..."

April 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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