At rehearsal with KDH Dance Company

photo-27Wednesday night, the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company embarked on its final night of rehearsals before “Briefs: An Episodic Adventure” opens Thursday at Salvage Vanguard Theater.

Last year KDH Dance received the Austin Critics Table Awards for both Best Dance Concert and Best Choreographer and company dancer Alyson Dolan won Best Dancer.

Like she did with “The Big Small” and “The Undoing of Nonet” — both sharp, elegant pieces that inventively explored the seemingly little moments in life that nevertheless have the greatest impact, “Briefs” likewise continues Hamrick’s exploration of .

(Watch a video of “Nonet,” which was performed with live accompaniment by Line Upon Line Percussion, here:

IMG_4307About “Briefs” Hamrick says:

“It’s like looking at an old family photo and experiencing a complex rush of feelings about what happened before and after this photograph was taken.”

“I’m providing context for particular life moments, because I’m fascinated by people and their paths.”

“Briefs” runs Dec. 4-6.  See for tickets and more information.










Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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