Long Center Dancestry...anew

Dancestry ...anew

June 28 – June 29, 2019 | Rollins Theatre


About the show

Shay Ishii Dance Company presents Dancestry ...anew, June 28 - 29 in Rollins Studio Theatre.

Shay Ishii Dance Company presents the fifth anniversary of Dancestry! Dancestry is a celebration of artistic heritage and revival of historic dance. This year’s production, Dancestry…anew, is a collection of reconstructions, restagings and reimaginings that elaborate on the masterworks of modern dance pioneers, Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan and Erick Hawkins with contemporary technology and media. The program culminates with new works by the collaborating artists who have studied and embodied the techniques, philosophies and choreography of these dance icons. Anew traces dancers and choreographers across generations with a rich historical narrative and a compelling contemporary voice.

The Saturday matinee is a family friendly afternoon of concert dance and interaction with the dancers, artists and sets.

Collaborating Artists include: Meg Brooker (Duncan Dance Project), Jessica Lindberg Coxe (Lindberg/Slayter Reconstructions), Katherine Duke, (Artistic Director of Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation), Shay Ishii, Louis Kavouras (Principal Dancer of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company) and Megan Slayter (Lindberg/Slayter Reconstructions).

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.” Jonelle Seitz of the Austin Chronicle named 8 Clear Places (Erick Hawkins’ work presented at Dancestry) as number 1 of the Top Ten Thrills (No Frills) in Dance of 2017.

  • Family 4-Packs are available for the Saturday 2pm performance.


Shay Ishii Dance Company has been sharing classic and historic modern dance with Austin and Central Texas since 2006. SIDC has performed and presented work across Texas and Hawaii, Scotland, France, England and New York, where we were featured as the finale for the Erick Hawkins Centennial Celebration at the 92nd Street Y. Over the years, we have brought artists from overseas and across the country to Central Texas to celebrate modern dance. And we have been honored to collaborate with local artists of all disciplines including sculptor and painter Catherine Lee, architect Andrew Nance and Grammy-nominated Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare.