Martha Graham: In Her Footsteps

Directed by Lisa Thurrell and Robert Cleary

Grace, hope, beauty, tenderness: uplifting human cornerstones for expanding above the shadows of war…

In homage to the founder, we present selections from Martha Graham’s iconic Appalachian Spring, danced to Aaron Copeland’s uplifting music. Debuted at the height of WW II, it is an American dance of grace and expansive hope.

Miki Orihara, Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform a solo from her recent concert ‘Resonance' that premiered at LaMama, NYC.

Lisa Thurrell’s powerful ‘Miserere’ (Have Mercy), International Bonnie Bird Choreography Award nominee, reveals humankind’s struggle to reach the divine. Robert E. Cleary premieres homage; and Kanopy will perform NYC choreographer Stanley Love’s ‘Bonewash.’

Re-staging of selections from Appalachian Spring licensed through Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

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

Performances: February 6-8, 2015

Performance Times:
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Feb 6, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Martha Graham: In her Footsteps for admittance.
Artists will discuss Martha Graham’s legacy and work.

Ticket Prices: $29 General/$22 Student (college/university)/$14 kids (under 18)

Call 608-258-4141 or visit for reservations or more information.

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