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Austin Dance Festival 2021 TBA.

Please enjoy this trailer from the festival’s Dance on Film 2020 Open-Air Screening while we figure out 2021.

LINE-UP 2020

2021 TBA (fingers crossed)


Artist Interviews

See more artist interviews at vimeo.com/austindancefestival



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

2019 Archive

2018 Archive

2017 Archive


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.

Are the two professional showcases the same?

Nope. There are no repeat performances. To see all the festival artists, you’ll need to see all of the concerts.

How do you select the artists?

Artists from all over the world submit videos of their work to panelists who adjudicate the work. We typically receive more submissions than we can possibly present, so a small team of curators has to winnow them down to four hours of diverse works. It is hard to turn away many excellent dances, but we look forward to having another opportunity to present them in the future.

Can I bring my family?

Yes, absolutely! You might also consider bringing young children to the Youth Edition Concert to see our pre-professional companies. These dances are typically shorter and perhaps better suited to young audiences than our two-hour professional showcases.

What else can I do at the festival?

Browse our silent auction, listen as Kate Warren interviews the choreographers, take a master class, see Dance on Film and join the Director's Chat. The theater is located near museums, the new Public Library, the hike and bike trail, restaurants and shopping.


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


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 Interviews


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


Roxy Gage

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


Lisa Anne Kobdish

Administrative Assistant for the Festival

Co-Director of Dance on Film


Veronica DeWitt

Organizer for Community Pop-Up Dances


Shea Larson

Ticketing and Box Office Management for ADF Events


Stephen Pruitt

Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer

fluxiondesigns.com stephen@fluxiondesigns.com

Swng Productions

Photography & Video Production Company


Alex Masi | alex@swngproductions.com