Austin Dance Festival


adfnewcafeMarch 31-April 2, 2017

AustinVentures Studio Theater
(In the Ballet Austin building at San Antonio and 3rd)
501 W. 3rd
Austin, Texas

13 Austin-dance companies 6 Texas-based companies  5 Nationally-based dance companies  15 Youth dance companies

Performances  Master classes  Pop-up CommunityDance  Site-specific performance by Body Shift  Artist Interviews  Silent Auction  Modern Dance Trivia Challenge



Wristbands, Single Tickets, Youth Edition, Master Classes


Friday, March 31st

MASTER CLASS 10:30-12:00
Gierre Godley, Artistic Director of PROJECT 44 (Astoria, NY)
Café Dance, 3307-B Hancock Drive
Int/Adv dancers 18 and up

A 2010 graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (MFA), Gierre J Godley is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher currently living in NYC. In 2010, Gierre created PROJECT 44, an all-male troupe dedicated to howcasing the beauty of male artistry throughout the arts. The group has performed in various national and international venues. 

MASTER CLASS 1:00-2:30
Renay Aumiller, Artistic Director of RAD/Renay Aumiller Dances (Durham, NC)
Café Dance, 3307-B Hancock Drive
Int/Adv dancers 18 and up

The emphasis of this Somatic-based modern technique will be on expansive, whole body movement experienced through the lens of The Franklin Method®. We will explore ways to integrate performance, biomechanical, and technical concepts through anatomy and imagery to efficiently initiate movement in a warm up, center work, and traveling combinations. We will concentrate on utilizing a sense of fluidity and radiation to discover transitions and, in turn, discover ways to individualize structured movement vocabulary.

Class size is strictly limited. Master Class tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will be available here and through Eventbrite’s Austin Dance Festival event page. Tickets go live March 1st.

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Saturday, April 1st

Austin Dance Festival presents 23 modern dance companies and independent choreographers in
three completely different shows: the 3pm and 5:30pm shows are one hour each, while the 8pm show is a
two-hour concert with a brief intermission. There are no repeat performances. Every concert features
unique programming, so plan on seeing all three!
Between concerts, we’ll be in the theater preparing for the next show. Here’s what you can do while we
get ready for you:

Sunday, April 2nd

Austin Dance Festival/Youth Edition
Our first annual Austin Dance Festival/Youth Edition gives student dancers ages 13-18 from Austin and beyond a special opportunity to present their work in a professional, non-competitive setting. Sunday at 4pm. See our next generation at work!

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