A blog about Austin’s arts scene with news, reviews and recommended happenings.

Ballet Austin explores love, death and sex

9:42 am Feb. 9, 2017

The studio lights gleam brightly, yet an aura of darkness pervades.

Pairs of dancers in rehearsal togs curl, loop and tangle around each other. They mirror each other’s movements, often in distorted, unsettlingly beautiful ways. Everywhere

Dance review: Arcos Dance’s “Domain”

4:42 pm Sep. 12, 2016

For most of this year, Arcos Dance has been unfolding parts and pieces of “Domain,” a hugely ambitious  transmedia performance the Austin-based group debuted in San Marcos this weekend as part of a Texas State

Watch: Austin flamenco dancer Olivia Chacón

8:14 am Jun. 22, 2016

Sometimes in dance it really is just all about the feet.

Recently we dropped in on a rehearsal with A’Lante Flamenco, the award-winning Austin troupe headed up by the husband-and-wife team of Isai and Oliva Chacón.

A’Lante has show this weekend at the Long Center. “Snapshots: New World Flamenco” features work by two guest flamenco choreographers, Karen Lugo and Miguel Vargas.

The show features Olivia Chacón in a solo of her