Reviews for Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company Performances

Review 2 of 2: Austin Dance Festival 2021 - Dance on Film

Review 2 of 2: Austin Dance Festival 2021 - Dance on Film

by David Glen Robinson
Published on June 06, 2021

All the devices, techniques, and magic of cinema could be woven into the imagery of dance in these filmed selections from across the world . Shakespeare never said, “All the world’s a location for film” -- but this year’s selectees might believe that bent aphorism.

 The culmination of Austin Dance Festival 2021 was Dance on Film, the innovative program of the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company to present selected global dance films to Austin audiences. Unlike the canceled 2020 Austin Dance Festival, the 2020 Dance on Film program was presented in November of last year, safely under outdoor covid protocols at Rocket Cinema in Moody Meadow. This year’s edition returned joyously to the same venue.   The core concept of …

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Review 1 of 2: Austin Dance Festival 2021 by Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company and friends

Review 1 of 2: Austin Dance Festival 2021 by Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company and friends

by David Glen Robinson
Published on June 06, 2021

Austin Dance Festival Performances had overlapping time frames, so that a single reviewer found it impossible to give eyewitness testimony to all the pieces in the grand event. The culminating piece titled "Entr'acte" could have been more colloquially entitled “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”

  The Austin Dance Festival, 2021 edition, was a triumph of bootstrapping. The 2020 edition was canceled when Austin and the world lay in the destructive grip of the coronavirus pandemic. This year the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, producer of the festival, had to reset all the organizational devices necessary to produce a live show with multiple artists. The job was especially hard for not having produced any kind of public performance for a …

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Review: The Undoing of Nonet by The Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company

Review: The Undoing of Nonet by The Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company

by David Glen Robinson
Published on December 06, 2013

The Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company (KDHDC) is said by many to be the best modern dance company in Austin, and it also receives notable positive mentions statewide. Part of this reputation is built on the company’s athletically powerful performances and embrace of abstract communication, a hallmark of all modern dance inherited from Martha Graham. And while much of modern, or contemporary, dance in the 21st century has moved more toward narrative story dances or drifted …

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