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    Shay Ishii Dance Company Presents Dancestry...Beckoning

    Presented by at The Long Center: Debra & Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre

    March 24 - March 25, 2017


    Shay Ishii Dance Company Presents Dancestry...Beckoning

    Dancestry: Illuminating the Past, Inspiring the Now

    Shay Ishii Dance Company presents Dancestry...Beckoning, a celebration of artistic heritage and revival of historic dance. Beckoning showcases masterworks of modern dance pioneers Isadora Duncan and Erick Hawkins alongside the reimagined work of Loïe Fuller. The program culminates with premiers by the artists who have studied and embodied the technique, philosophy and choreography of these dance icons. These contemporary works are set on young dancers from Austin and Texas State University, inspiring the next generation. Dancestry traces dancers and choreographers across generations with a rich historical narrative and contemporary voice. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

    Featured Works: 

                Isadora Duncan: Many Faces of Love

                Erick Hawkins: Pine Tree and He and She Snowing, from Eight Clear Places

                Loïe Fuller: Reimagining of Fire Dance

    And new works by Meg Brooker, Katherine Duke, Jessica Lindberg Coxe, LeAnne Smith and Shay Ishii.

    Collaborating Artists include: Meg Brooker (Artistic Director of Duncan Dance Project), Jessica Lindberg Coxe (Lindberg Slayter Reconstructions), Katherine Duke,  (Artistic Director of Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation), LeAnne Smith (Director of Dance at Texas State University)

    The Austin American Statesman named Dancestry

    “Best of Austin Arts in 2015: Fresh and Forward Thinking"

    Dancestry received the Austin Critics Table Award 2015-16 for  “Short Work” and

    was nominated for “Concert,” “Ensemble,” “Dancer,” and “Lighting Design”


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    Photo credit: Amitava Sarkar

    The Long Center for the Performing Arts > The Long Center: Debra & Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre

    The Long Center for the Performing Arts
    701 W. Riverside Drive
    Austin, TX 78704

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $20 General $16 Student/Military/Senior

    Phone: (512) 457-5100


    Parking is available in the Palmer Events Center Parking Garage located between Riverside Drive, South First Street and Barton Springs Road just south of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin (cost: $7.00 per car, fee paid at booths upon entering garage).  There is also Valet Parking.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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