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September 21, 2022

Courtney Thomas

Courtney Thomas is an Austin-based writer interested in the intersection of art and politics. In 2022, she graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a BA in Theatre and Dance and a BA in Humanities.

Dance review: Ballet Austin’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Launching its 2022-23 season at the Long Center, Ballet Austin offers a remount of "The Taming of the Shrew," choreographed by Stephen Mills and originally commissioned by the John...

Dance review: BLiPSWiTCH’s ‘Gentle our Driftless Caravan’

“Gentle Our Driftless Caravan” is an exceptional new dance work choreographed by BLiPSWiTCH (Taryn Lavery and Alex Miller) and Alexa Capareda. Commissioned and produced by En Route Productions, the...

Steef Crombach’s ‘One Bad Monkey’

Steef Crombach’s exhibition “One Bad Monkey” at Women & Their Work toys with the idea of collective memory by reenvisioning elements of Austin’s visual culture. For many of the pieces...

Theater review: ‘Tales of a Blerd Ballerina’ seamlessly integrates dance, humor

“Tales of a Blerd Ballerina,” Valoneecia Tolbert’s choreopoem at the Vortex, is a story of growing up while hemmed in by expectations of conformity. Dance, music and humor are...

The female gaze is front and center in ‘Women Painting Women’

The exhibition “Women Painting Women” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, curated by Andrea Karnes, does more than amend a centuries-long art historical narrative centered on male...

Rehab El Sadek’s ‘Secret Place’ at the Elisabet Ney Museum

When artist Rehab El Sadek arrived in Austin after immigrating from Egypt, she found “a secret place for contemplation” at the Elisabet Ney Museum. Like El Sadek, Ney was...

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