Celebrations! Kanopy Dance Company's 2018-19 "A Season of Festivals and Fetes"

By Kanopy Dance Inc.

Directed by Lisa Thurrell and Robert Cleary

Presented by Custer Plumb Financial Services, Urban Land Interests, and Jendusa Design & Engineering

Revel in Emotions in Motion

We kick off our season of exuberant fetes and strong emotions with Martha Graham’s masterwork Celebration. This signature piece is paired with Jacqulyn Buglisi’s hauntingly beautiful Sospiri, performed by guest artists Virginie Mécène, Kevin Predmore, both of whom have extensive experience as principal dancers with Buglisi Dance Theatre and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Kanopy’s Artistic Directors Lisa Thurrell and Robert E. Cleary join the festival with darker muses in their original creations Miserere (Have Mercy), and Fear is the Enemy.

Join Kanopy Dance for our 2018-2019 performances, which all feature celebrations — some tied to holidays and seasons, some simply expressing joy. And isn’t that what great dance is about? Translating emotions into movement that is more meaningful than words. Dance is naturally part of the rituals that mark the passage of time on the calendar — and the festivals that commemorate beginnings and endings, important milestones, change and growth. So celebrate with Kanopy throughout the year, as we create revels of all kinds onstage at Overture Center for the Arts.

Re-staging of Martha Graham’s “Celebration” licensed through Martha Graham Dance Company.

Masterworks: Martha Graham’s Celebration, Jacqulyn Buglisi’s Sospiri

Guest Artists: Virginie Mécène, Director of Graham2, Martha Graham Dance Company, former principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company and principal dancer with Buglisi Dance; Kevin Predmore, former Martha Graham Company dancer and principal dancer with Buglisi Dance.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Oct 19, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall, Overture Center
Show ticket or ticket stub to Celebrations for admittance. Meet the artists. Discussion on the masterwork Celebration and more.

Master Classes
Guest Virgine Mécène, Artistic Director Graham2, NYC
Thursday Oct 18, 4:30-6pm, Kanopy Studio, 341 State St Madison WI 53703
Register: kanopydance.org

Guest Kevin Predmore, Buglisi Dance, NYC
Saturday Oct 20, 10:30am-12pm, Kanopy Studio, 341 State St Madison WI 53703
Register: kanopydance.org

Photography Shawn Harper

Produced by Kanopy Dance Company at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, Madison, WI 53703

Performances: October 19-21, 2018

Performance Times:
October 19-21, 2018
Fri: 7:30pm
Sat: 5pm
Sat: 8pm
Sun: 2:30pm

Tickets: www.overturecenter.org, 608-258-4141

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