ISHIDA Dance Company: Beginning | Long Center

Ishida Dance Company: Beginning / APXH'

January 3 – January 4, 2020 | Rollins Theatre

About the show

ISHIDA Dance Company presents Beginning / αρχή, January 3 & 4 in Rollins Studio Theatre.

What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?

Beginning/ αρχή is ISHIDA Dance Company’s first public performance fundraiser on January 3 & 4, 2020.

ISHIDA is a new world-class contemporary dance company in Austin that will premiere multiple creations by Artistic Director, Brett Ishida, former dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montréal.

Brett Ishida’s work is narrative driven relating to audiences in modernity. She merges theatrical images with the aesthetic beauty of the human form, athleticism, and precise physicality. As she builds her repertoire, her pieces will intertwine like dreams. She is creating memory-houses for audiences where themes, characters, and their ghosts, reemerge in different pieces to build relationships and familiarity that might pull at our heartstrings in imitation of Life’s enigma.

The evening begins with the opportunity to sample complimentary small bites from some of Austin’s leading restaurants…La Condesa, Intero, Mongers, Le Politique, Rosedale, Il Bruto, Nightcap, Fogo De Chao, Sweet Chive, Poke Poke, Via-313, Eddie V’s, Swift’s Attic, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, Juniper, and Oseyo. (Kindly note, not all restaurants will be present both nights.)

Following the complimentary foodie social hour, the performance will commence in the intimate Rollins Studio Theatre. There will be an introduction to each of the pieces sharing insights and narratives that inform the dance-making and artistic vision of ISHIDA.

  • Doors open at 7:30pm
  • Join ISHIDA Dance Company for a complimentary foodie social hour, beginning at 7:30pm
  • The performance of Beginning/ αρχή commences at 8:30pm
  • VIP Tickets include premium seating in the Rollins Studio Theatre, admittance into an exclusive reception area after the performance to meet the dancers, and the opportunity to sample complimentary dessert bites. To purchase VIP Tickets, select your preferred evening in the right-hand column and then choose a seat in the first three rows.
  • All patrons, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend the performance.


Ishida Dance Company presents world-class contemporary dance performances consisting of new works by up-and-coming choreographers that experiment with narrative in dance theatre and may use alternate media which supports accessibility for audiences to gather meaning in performances. Such programming extends an invitation towards introspection and embracing Otherness.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.