Dancestry is a gathering of dancers exuberantly committed to illuminating our dance lineage and keeping us connected to our roots. Dancestry showcases masterworks of modern dance pioneers, Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan and Erick Hawkins.


Dancestry is a celebration of artistic heritage and revival of historic dance... connecting audiences, dancers and choreographers across generations with a rich historical narrative and compelling contemporary voice. Essential to the program are works by the collaborating artists who have embodied the techniques, philosophies and choreography of these icons and distilled those influences into vividly relevant dance for the Now. Since our debut program in May 2015, we have reached over 3000 seasoned and newly minted dance history enthusiasts. As part of our vision to inspire new audiences and artists, we have shared outreach performances for over 1800 Central Texas middle and high school dance and performing arts students. Master classes and residencies in technique and repertory play an equally important role in allowing the community to embody the movement and philosophies of these pioneers. These master classes are offered to high school and college students as well as the professional community. Dancestry is available for touring and residencies with flexible programs to make the work accessible to all communities.

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