Arts in Context

Austin artist breaks through unspeakable emotions with movement

Austin artist breaks through unspeakable emotions with movement

Editor's note: CultureMap is proud to present the latest installment in our partnership with KLRU's documentary series Arts In Context. The series explores the process of creation and what it's like to be a working artist in the Austin area. You can watch more stories at

Sadé Jones is a choreographer, psychologist, and artist who uses her background in psychology to help others heal through dance. As founder of the Austin-based Ashé Arts, Jones educates people on the healing power of movement.

"Dance saved my life," says Jones. "People think that because you go through certain things ... that that's who you are. It's not necessarily who you are, but it's also not something to run away from. Movement takes the truth out of that. It funnels it into beauty."

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire, and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique — whether music, arts, or public issues — by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts In Context, Central Texas Gardener, Decibel, and Overheard with Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Through Movement Sade Jones
Photo courtesy of KLRU Arts in Context