Shay Ishii Dance Company presents Dancestry, a celebration of artistic heritage and revival of historic dance. Dancestry showcases masterworks of modern dance pioneers, Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Erick Hawkins. The program culminates with new works by the collaborating artists who have studied and embodied the techniques, philosophies and choreography of these dance icons. Dancestry traces dancers and choreographers across generations with a rich historical narrative and a compelling contemporary voice.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. This work was supported by a grant from the Support for Faculty Scholars Award (SFSA), Western Michigan University (WMU).
Loïe Fuller: Night, Fire Dance, Lily of the Nile, La Mer
Isadora Duncan: Bacchanal, Furies, Chopin Suite
Erick Hawkins: Greek Dreams with Flute
And new works by Meg Brooker, Katherine Duke and Shay Ishii.
Collaborating Artists include: Meg Brooker (Artistic Director of Thel Dance Theatre), Jessica Lindberg Coxe (Lindberg Slayter Reconstructions), Katherine Duke, (Artistic Director of Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation), Megan Slayter (Lighting Designer and Lindberg Slayter Reconstructions).
Official website for Shay Ishii Dance Company: http://www.shayishiidanceco.com
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2015/05/22 - 2015/05/23
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There will be an opportunity to talk with artists following Friday's performance.