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AUSTIN DANCE FESTIVAL

MARCH 22-24, 2024




AUSTIN DANCE FESTIVAL 2023 RECAP


“It gets better every year!”

“The best dance festival yet!”

“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!”




TICKETS



Tickets for 2024 will be available here!




MEDIA

Artist Interviews

See more artist interviews at vimeo.com/austindancefestival


PRESS

Austin Dance Festival 2023

David Robinson’s Preview of Austin Dance Festival

CTX Live Theatre

David Robinson’s Review of Dance on Film

CTX Live Theatre


Austin Dance Festival 2021

David Robinson’s Reviews of Austin Dance Festival 2021

CTX Live Theatre, Part 1 of 2

CTX Live Theatre, Part 2 of 2


Austin Dance Festival 2020

David Robinson’s Review of Dance on Film 2020

Art Profiler - Dance on Film (Austin Dance Festival) Review


Austin Dance Festival 2019

David Robinson’s Backstage Perspective

ArtProfiler - Part 1: Read about the Dance on Film showcase

ArtProfiler - Part 2: Read about the Professional showcase

ArtProfiler - Part 3: Read about the Youth Academy showcase


SIGHTLINES

Previews of Dance on Film screening


2019 Archive

2018 Archive

2017 Archive

FAQ

WHAT KIND OF DANCES AM I GOING TO SEE?

Our festival presents contemporary modern works. Since each dance reflects what is important to that particular choreographer, our programming is incredibly diverse. Look for expression, meaning, abstraction, virtuosity, minimalism, humor, gravity, grace, design, experimentation, movement invention, and more.


WHAT IS THE THEATER LIKE? DO I NEED TO BRING MY OPERA GLASSES?

We want our audience members to be close to the action and to enjoy great sightlines, so we present our showcases in small theaters where the seats are on risers so you won’t miss any of the action. Rollins Studio Theater is a 138-seat black box theater in The Long Center. Every seat is a great seat.


CAN I BRING MY FAMILY?

We suggest bringing young children to the Youth Edition Concert to see our pre-professional dance companies. These dances are better suited to young audiences than our professional showcases. Some films in the Dance on Film screening may contain adult content.


WHAT ELSE CAN I DO AT THE FESTIVAL?

Take a master class, listen to artist interviews and the director’s chat, attend the college dance fair. The theater is located downtown near Lady Bird Lake and close to hiking trails, restaurants, shopping, and museums.


HOW DO YOU SELECT THE PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS?

Dance artists and companies submit videos of their work to the festival. A diverse group of choreographers, educators, and dance writers from across the country review artist submissions and make recommendations based upon factors such as creativity and innovation, development of ideas, choreographic structure, execution, diversity, and historical, social, and cultural perspectives. The Executive Director uses the recommendations to curate showcases that highlight superior work in the broad field of modern dance, that demonstrate equitable representation, that showcase a variety of local, regional, and national work, and that deepen our understanding of ourselves and each other.


HOW DO YOU SELECT THE YOUTH DANCE COMPANIES?

Youth dance company directors submit videos of their company work to the festival.The festival directors strive to represent a wide range of modern dances from local, regional, and national youth dance companies. We look for submissions that are fully-realized pieces of choreography, that are well-rehearsed, and that are executed in a highly-proficient manner. The dances must also meet fundamental guidelines including but not limited to age range and length of dance.


ADA COMPLIANCE POLICY

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company will provide reasonable modifications and equal access to communications by request. Please provide two weeks advance notice if you require accommodations. Contact: adfnatasha@gmail.com or 512-934-1082.


I still have a question.

No problem! Shoot Natasha an email. adfnatasha@gmail.com

SPONSORS

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company is supported in part by The Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by supporters just like you.


You can show your support for the festival by making a donation here.

Venmo @kdhdance

STAFF

Kathy Dunn Hamrick

Executive Producer of Austin Dance Festival

Executive and Artistic Director of KDH Dance

kathy@kdhdance.com

Natasha Small

Executive Director of Austin Dance Festival

adfnatasha@gmail.com

Roxy Gage

Director of the Youth Edition's Master Classes, Performances, and College Fair

roxy@austindancefestival.com

Anna Bauer

Communications Director

adfannabauer@gmail.com

Ilana Wolanow

Coordinator of the Opening Reception

President of Board of Directors for KDH Dance

ilana@austindancefestival.com

Stephen Pruitt

Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer

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stephen@fluxiondesigns.com