The show provides Austin-area dancers with a priceless opportunity to see some of the most influential early modern dance works brought back to life. ACC dance faculty Jessica Lindberg Coxe is in the midst of it all with her breathtaking Loie Fuller reconstructions.
|Jessica during tech at the Long Center for Fuller's Lily of the Nile|
|Fuller's Lily was originally performed in 1896.|
Dancestry is your chance to see Fuller's work; an opportunity no one had before Jessica was inspired in a dance history class as an undergrad. "Anytime you get to see something people saw over a 100 years ago, you learn something about yourself, about art form and about aesthetics. These pieces spoke to people a 100 years ago and they still resonate today."
|The lighting for Fuller's pieces are reconstructed by Megan Slayter.|
Dancestry also showcases work by early modern pioneers Isadora Duncan and Erick Hawkins. If you ever wanted a chance to see dance history come alive, check out the show. There are also several former ACC dancers performing. So come support your fellow dance mates and help preserve these early modern dance legacies!
Dancestry runs September 11-12 at the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre. Tickets available online.
Photography by Anne Wharton.