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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.


Pioneer Farms

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, 78754.

Plenty of free parking.



Dance on Film 2020

SCHEDULE

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!


MASTER CLASS

6:30PM

Improvisation Performance with Guest Artist Sarah Starkweather.

Get the details and register here.


YOUTH EDITION “IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE”

7:00PM

Open for Viewing


COMMUNITY POP-UP DANCE ON THE TOWN SQUARE

7:25PM


DANCE PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE VENUE

7:30PM


DANCE ON FILM

8:45PM

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

BLiPSWiTCH

BODYSHIFT

FRANK WO/MEN

KATHY DUNN HAMRICK DANCE COMPANY

KITCHEN

MID:LIFE:CRISIS


YOUTH COMPANIES

CARR & THE TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES

DANCE DISCOVERY

SYNERGY DANCE COMPANY

STUDIO 29 DANCE CENTRE

MEDIA

Artist Interviews

See more artist interviews at vimeo.com/austindancefestival


PRESS

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 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: kathy@kdhdance.com or 512-934-1082.


I still have a question.

No problem! Shoot Lisa an email: lisa@austindancefestival.com

SPONSORS

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.

STAFF

Kathy
Kathy Dunn Hamrick

Executive Producer of Austin Dance Festival

Executive and Artistic Director of KDH Dance

Director of Professional Showcases, Master Classes, Artist Interviews

kathy@kdhdance.com

Ilana
Ilana Wolanow

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 Dance

ilana@austindancefestival.com

Roxy
Roxy Gage

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

roxy@austindancefestival.com

Lisa
Lisa Anne Kobdish

Administrative Assistant for the Festival

Co-Director of Dance on Film

lisa@austindancefestival.com

Veronica
Veronica DeWitt

Organizer for Community Pop-Up Dances

veronica@austindancefestival.com


Shea
Shea Larson

Ticketing and Box Office Management for ADF Events

shea@austindancefestival.com

Stephen Pruitt

Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer

fluxiondesigns.com stephen@fluxiondesigns.com