Upcoming Performances

SEASON 19


Be Still, My Heart

A new work by Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company
December 6-8, 2018
SiteATX
440 E. St. Elmo Road, Bldg G
Austin, TX 78745

AUSTIN DANCE FESTIVAL

TBA

Everything!
Everything!
Everything!

A new work by Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company
May 30-June 2, 2019
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704


HOW TO WATCH A KDH MODERN DANCE PERFORMANCE LIKE A PRO

IF YOU ARE NEW TO MY WORK

Don’t worry about “getting” anything, just watch. I’m interested in people and their stories, and my dances are almost always about people doing people things, so my best advice is to watch what happens. It’s similar to people-watching at the park, the mall, the airport, restaurant, beach or wherever.

WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE

I’m into movement invention which means I go into the studio and investigate new ways of moving. If you want, look closely for detailed, complex, sometimes hidden movements and a high contrast between dynamics like super-fast and super-slow. You might also notice that I break things up and then re-group.

IF YOU WANT MORE FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE

Try this tip I learned from a friend: Watch, notice what piques your interest, and then ask yourself why. Why does this particular moment grab your attention? Why does that one make you feel a certain way? This helps you get into my thoughts and better understand my choreographic intentions.

THERE’S NO WRONG ANSWER

It’s up to you to decide if my work is funny, poignant, moving, odd, eerie, disturbing, beautiful or all of the above. It is fine with me if you see something or feel something completely different from what I see and feel. You get to bring your own history to, and see your own reflection in, the work. In a sense, every dance is tailor-made for you. My hope is that you will feel something and that you’ll be intrigued enough to come back and experience the next work.

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