Austin Dance Festival May 29, 2021 at Pioneer Farms
Austin Dance Festival 2021 is going outdoors! Discover local modern dance companies as they perform live throughout the grounds of Pioneer Farms. Join our community group dance on the town square. Watch as our Youth Edition dancers take a master class in site-specific improvisation and then create a spontaneous performance. Settle in for Dance on Film which will be shown on Rocket Cinema’s 40-foot screen in an open field, under the Texas stars. All guests should bring their own blankets or chairs and a picnic (and maybe some insect repellent!). Covid rules will be enforced.
10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, 78754.
Plenty of free parking.
Dance on Film 2020
Our schedule is coming together. We’ll probably start the event around 6:30 or 7:00pm, but until we finalize the programming, check back for updates!
Improvisation Performance with Guest Artist Sarah Starkweather.
Get the details and register here.
YOUTH EDITION “IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE”
Open for Viewing
COMMUNITY POP-UP DANCE ON THE TOWN SQUARE
DANCE PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE VENUE
DANCE ON FILM
Dance films from around the world shown on Rocket Cinema’s 40 ft. outdoor screen in the middle of Moody Meadow. Bring your chair/blanket and picnic!
PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANIES
KATHY DUNN HAMRICK DANCE COMPANY
CARR & THE TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES
SYNERGY DANCE COMPANY
STUDIO 29 DANCE CENTRE
Guidelines, FAQs, and Application
GUIDELINES, FAQS, AND APPLICATION
DANCE ON FILM
Submit Applications Through FilmFreeway
See more artist interviews at vimeo.com/austindancefestival
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
Previews of Dance on Film screening
WHAT IS PIONEER FARMS AND WHERE DO I PARK?
Pioneer Farms is a living history museum located in Northeast Austin, just ten minutes from Central Austin. We are hosting the festival at Pioneer Farms this year due to the pandemic. It is a scenic outdoor events venue that allows us to safely present dance in numerous sites throughout the property. There are two large, free parking lots on site.
WHAT SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE?
This is an outdoor event in a spacious setting with plenty of room for people to practice social-distancing. We will require advanced ticket sales, restrict the number of tickets sold, and provide contactless check-in from your car. We will also enforce safety protocols as determined by the venue and by the City of Austin, such as masking up when social-distancing is not possible. These protocols can change often, so please check back for updates.
WHAT KIND OF DANCES AM I GOING TO SEE?
We usually host dance companies from all over the country in a theater designed specifically for viewing dance, but this year’s festival will feature Austin’s local professional and pre-professional dance companies performing contemporary modern dances on porches, in yards, and on 8x8 platforms. 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, athleticism, movement invention, and even more out-of-the-box thinking than usual!
CAN I BRING MY FAMILY?
Yes, absolutely! This is a family-friendly event! Most of the dances run 10 minutes or less. We suggest a PG-13 rating for our Dance on Film screening, but all of the dance performances leading up to the screening are suitable for all ages.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING?
Bring a picnic with plenty of water, drinks and snacks, a blanket and/or chairs, your mask, and insect repellent (just in case). Don’t bring alcohol or pets. Smoking is not permitted.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO AT THE FESTIVAL?
In addition to watching performances by professional and pre-professional dance companies, you can watch a pop-up dance on the town square, take part in an improvisation class, watch dance on film on a big outdoor screen, buy a t-shirt, and have a picnic!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-934-1082.
I still have a question.
No problem! Shoot Lisa an email: email@example.com
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, The Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Amplify Austin and by supporters just like you. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individual and communities, visit arts.gov.
You can show your support for the festival by making a donation here.
Kathy Dunn Hamrick
Executive Producer of Austin Dance Festival
Executive and Artistic Director of KDH Dance
Director of Professional Showcases, Master Classes, Artist Interviewskathy@kdhdance.com
Coordinator of the Opening Reception
Director of Front of House
Point of Contact for Business Sponsorships
Co-Director of Dance on Film and Director's Chats
President of Board of Directors for KDH Danceilana@austindancefestival.com
Director of the Youth Edition's Master Classes, Performances, and College Fairroxy@austindancefestival.com
Lisa Anne Kobdish
Administrative Assistant for the Festival
Co-Director of Dance on Filmlisa@austindancefestival.com
Organizer for Community Pop-Up Dancesveronica@austindancefestival.com
Ticketing and Box Office Management for ADF Eventsshea@austindancefestival.com