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 often combines poetry or ancient Greek philosophy with theatrical images and revolves around everyday being and reflections on early childhood attachments that shape who we are and where we are going.

As she builds her repertoire, her pieces will often intertwine like dreams. She is creating memory-houses for audiences where 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, Otoko, 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, and Oseyo to name a few. (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.