Tickets to Kanopy Dance Company's 40th Season Now on Sale

For this our 4Oth Anniversary Season, Kanopy will present three weekend of provocative dance-vivid performances inspired by Martha Graham's teachings of tension and release-- but works that are Kanopy's own-created in collaboration with artists and chroreographers from around the globe.

Please scroll below for more details about our signature season. But first take a moment to join us in applauding our 2015-16 underwriters and, you, the audience who make Kanopy Dance possible. Our deepest gratitude and sincere thanks to:

Individual Anonymous Donors, Urban Land Interests and Tom Neujahr, Custer Financial Services, Century House, Earthling Interactive, US Charitable Trust, Pleasant T Rowland Foundation, DaneArts (with funds from Evjue Foundation), Wisconsin Arts Board (with funds from State of Wisconsin and National Endowment for the Arts), Madison Arts Commission (with funds from Wisconsin Arts Board), Madison Community Foundation, Herb Kohl Charities, Dance Fabulous, Fair Trade Coffee House, Lifetime Family Dentistry, The Studio Madison, Alan Koa Spa & Salon, SprintPrint, Adams Outdoor Advertising, Harper Photography, Zillman Advertising, Rudels Photography, Horner Photography and generous support from numerous individuals.


Presented by Century House

Guest Artists: Chicago's Winifred Haun & Dancers
American Dance Masterwork : Charles Weidman
Nov 13-15, 2015
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm

Hope, despair, joy, rage, beauty, ugliness of the heart... the Ying Yang of the spirit... Juxtaposed. Guest Artists include Chicago's Winifred Haun & Dancers. Kanopy Dance is honored to present the American Dance Masterwork "Lynchtown" by Charles Weidman. Created in 1936, this work is a chilling portrait of a community consumed by fear and violence. Haun's Company will present excerpts from "Promise" inspired by Steinbeck's East of Eden. Kanopy's Co Artistic Director Robert E Cleary will stage his provocative "This is Not America," where the blind eye is turned from truth. Lisa Thurrell, Kanopy Co Artistic director, brings to the stage the beautiful and romantic "Come Months, come Away." Loved by audiences, this dance celebrates the poetry of Keats, Bronte and Shelley; and in movement style pays homage to Graham, Humphrey & Weidman; bringing hope and beauty from the darkness.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Nov 13, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Juxtaposed for admittance.
Meet the artists. Discussion of Doris Humphrey/Charles Weidman's legacy and influence as pioneers of Modern Dance in America.

Master Class with Guest Artist Winifred Haun
Saturday Nov 14, 11-12:30pm, Kanopy Studio
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Rioult: Hearts Entwined
Presented by Urban Land Interests and Custer Financial Services
Guest Artists: former Martha Graham Principal Dancers Pascal Rioult & Joyce Herring and their dancers from NYC's RIOULT DANCE NY
Feb 12-14, 2016
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm
Love weaving together souls, luscious, complicated, mythic, delightful, harmonious, discordant. Guest Artists include former Martha Graham Principal Dancer and Director of his eponymous NYC based Dance Company, Pascal Rioult; his Co Director and former Martha Graham Prinicipal Dancer, Joyce Herring, and several dancers from RIOULT DANCE NY. Kanopy Dance Company is proud to perform Pascal Rioult's world acclaimed "Wien." Pascal Rioult Dancers will perform excerpts from Rioult's "On Distant Shores" and "Views of the Fleeting World." Kanopy's Co Artistic Director Lisa Thurrell will present her "Prelude & Fugue" and Robert E Cleary, Kanopy Co Artistic Director will premiere " Luminous" to fulfill this Valentine Card.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Feb 12, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Rioult: Souls Entwined for admittance.
Artists will discuss Martha Graham's influence in relation to their own creative work.

Master Class with Guest Artist Pascal Rioult/Joyce Herring
Saturday Feb 13, 11-12:30pm, Kanopy Studio
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Presented by Earthling Interactive
Guest Artists: featuring NYC based Stanley Love, Artistic Director of Stanley Love Performance Group, and local and national artists
April 8-10, 2016
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm Color, variety, joy, and life blooms resplendent! Enjoy a blossoming of modern dance, contemporary ballet, and performance art. BLOOM! - A glorious range of style, form, physicality and expression. Kanopy stages local, regional and national choreographers, new dances and beloved dances: NYC choreographer Stanley Love's delightful 60's glam "The Love Number;" NY choreographer/performer Edie Nightcrawler's "Living End I and Living End II" -Isadora Duncan meets Bowie...Mad-Town's own Kiro Kopulos creates a Butoh inspired work..."Paradiso" a premier from Kanopy's Anna Betz... and Kanopy Director Robert E. Cleary's beautiful and painterly "Primavera"...An uplifting romp.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday April 8, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to BLOOM! for admittance.
Choreographers will talk about their process of creating dance.

Master Class
Saturday April 9, 11-12:30pm, Kanopy Studio
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Tickets are now on sale at the Overture Center-please visit here for tickets and information: TICKETS608 258-4141. $29 General/$22 Student (college/university)/$14 kids (under 18)

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