Dancing on a Lake and Other Pandemic Miracles – Tarra Gaines, Arts + Culture TX
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company: 21 Years and Counting The best part of his pandemic has been, once again, taking class with Kathy Dunn Hamrick via zoom. – Neil Ellis Orts, Arts+Culture Texas
“The miracle that is Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s AT A DISTANCE” -Tarra Gaines, Arts+Culture Texas
“And on preternaturally hot Saturday as the sun went down, I watched a live performance for the first time in more than six months. Dancers on their precarious platforms moved through lissome, meditative sequences.” -Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Sight Lines Magazine
ABOUT KATHY DUNN HAMRICK DANCE COMPANY
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company is one of Austin’s longest-standing modern dance companies, having delivered stellar art experiences since 1999. With dances described as “strikingly athletic and wonderfully expressive,” “heavenly,” “smart” and “masterly,” Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company has accumulated numerous awards from the Austin Critics Table, including Outstanding Dance Concert, Outstanding Choreographer, Outstanding Dancer, Outstanding Duet, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Lighting Design (Stephen Pruitt) as well as additional nominations for Outstanding Original Score (Jacob Hamrick).
Off the stage, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company has served over 12,500 students through arts outreach initiatives, like “Move It!,” which provides diverse dance experiences to at-risk youth. The company teaches free after-school dance classes for Del Valle ISD, presents dance assemblies and master classes for schools and conducts artist residencies for universities.
In addition, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company produces Austin Dance Festival, an annual event that presents modern dance companies from across the country. The festival includes professional showcases, master classes, artist interviews, community-wide dances, Dance on Film screenings, and a Youth Edition concert for pre-professional dancers. Visit www.austindancefestival.com.
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