Kanopy Dance Postpones Kanopy Redux: No Limits

Kanopy Redux: No Limits  Now Rescheduled October 20-23, 2022, at the Overture Center for the Arts (Show was slated for April 22-24, 2022)

Kanopy Dance Company is postponing its April 22-24 performances of Kanopy Redux: No Limits at the Overture Center for the Arts until October 20-23, 2022.Several positive cases of Covid-19 have been identified among members of the production’s technical and artistic team, despite strict adherence to comprehensive Covid safety protocols that have been in place during the two-month rehearsal process (that exceeded some 200 hours) for the show.

While Kanopy is deeply disappointed to make this announcement and extends its apologies to audience members for any inconvenience, the health and safety of our larger community is paramount. With the challenging demands and close physical interactions required during the rehearsals and performances of Kanopy Redux: No Limits, we must ensure a safe environment for our artists, director, and crew to come together as they prepare to take the stage and after the curtain rises.

We are grateful that we have been able to obtain commitments from our guest director, Pascal, and guest artists to return for the October 20-23, 2022, run of Kanopy Redux: No Limits that will open Kanopy’s 2022-23 mainstage season at the Overture Center for the Arts.

The Overture Center Box Office will reach out to all Kanopy Redux: No Limits ticket holders to facilitate the exchange of tickets for the rescheduled production in October or for a full refund.

 

About Kanopy Redux: No Limits

Kanopy’s Kanopy Redux: No Limits (now October 20-23, 2022) at the Overture Center for the Arts, will present a debut of world-class reconstructed works as well as iconic Kanopy favorites. Expect impossibly exquisite physical dance that will defy the limits for human movement and lavish, custom costuming.

Internationally renowned dancer and choreographer, Pascal Rioult, guest directs the Kanopy Company in his signature masterwork, “Views of the Fleeting World”, (“Views”). “Views” is a series of dreams/meditations in seven sections, a rare artistic treat that intertwines the parallels in Bach’s music and Asian culture with the Japanese wood block prints of the great ukiyo-e master, Hiroshige, a major inspiration. Reconstructed works will include Lisa Thurrell’s poignant “Cassandra’s Cry” and Robert E. Cleary’s joyful “Primavera” and the bold + spirited “Bound and Determined”.



Guest Artists and Faculty Summer 2022

July 5-Aug 7, 2022

Join us dancing with world acclaimed artists from around the country – along-side Kanopy’s Artistic Directors and Faculty. Deepen your dance technique and artistry. Engage in creative activities. Learn, and learn about, these modern dance techniques, their different foundations toward the physical art of movement, their beginnings, and how artists through time create and find inspiration.

Faculty:

  • Robert E. Cleary, Artistic Director, Kanopy Dance, Madison, WI.
  • Georgia Corner, former Principal dancer Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Madison, WI.
  • Luis Gabriel Zaragoza, Principal dancer, Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, New York, New York.
  • Samantha Geracht, Artistic Director Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, New York, New York.
  • Lloyd Knight, Principal Dancer Martha Graham Dance Company, New York, New York
  • Anne Marie Loesch, Master Teacher, Humphrey-Weidman Technique, Chicago, IL.
  • Brian Norris, former Principal dancer Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Madison WI
  • Maya Finman Palmer, Teacher, dancer, Alvin Ailey Professional Program, New York, New York
  • Lisa Thurrell, Artistic Director, Kanopy Dance, Madison, WI.

  

   

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Kanopy’s 2021-22 Season Opens December 2021

 

Life. Hope. Recharge. The Pure Joy of Kanopy Dance

Kanopy  Dance Company is thrilled to ignite Overture Audiences

With illuminating and leading-edge Dance Performance once again

Kanopy’s 2021/22 Season Opens in December, 2021

 

Kanopy Dance Company 2021/22 Season at

Promenade Hall in the Overture Center for the Arts

Tickets on Sale,

https://www.overture.org/

Kanopy  Dance is delighted to light up the Overture stage again this December, opening our season  with Winter Fantasia, a cherished holiday celebration of dance. Winter Fantasia, (Dec. 2-5, 2021,Thursday-Sunday — 6 performances), features two treasured winter stories rooted in Scandinavian folklore and brought to life through the magic of dance. Also on the program, an uber charming  performance of a Kanopy original, “Winter in The City”, inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s score from “On the Town”.

Then, in February, (Feb 18-20, 2022, Friday-Sunday), Kanopy is excited to present Reflections + Dreams with the work of modern dance legend Anna Sokolow at center stage, to be performed by five guest artists from the NYC’s Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble as well as members of the Kanopy Dance Corps. In a truly rare dance experience, a stunning masterwork by innovative choreographer Talley Beatty will also be presented by Kanopy Company’s principal dancers.

Kanopy closes the 2021/22 mainstage season with a captivating concert in April, (April 22-24, 2022, Friday-Sunday): Kanopy Redux: No Limits, a debut of New Works/Reconstructed Works as well as Kanopy Favorites. Expect impossibly exquisite physical and inspiring dance that will defy the limits for human movement. More surprise performances and signature choreography for Kanopy Redux: No Limits will be announced.

For more Information Contact:  Susanne C. Voeltz 608.284.0848  [email protected]

 

Auditions for Kanopy 2 Pre-Professional Company and Training Program

How Dancers Become Dancers: Kanopy Dance Company Develops New Dancers  with its  Rigorous Training program, Kanopy 2


Admission is by Audition. 
Auditions for new Kanopy 2 dancers to be held  Saturday, July 24,  2021 from 2:00-3:30PM, at the new Kanopy Center for Modern and Contemporary Dance, 329 West Mifflin Street, Madison WI

Kanopy will hold auditions for its 2021-22 Pre-Professional Company and Training Program, Kanopy 2, on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM, at the Kanopy Center for Modern and Contemporary Dance, 329 West Mifflin Street, just around the corner from the Overture Center for the Arts.
 
Serious dancers, (age 14-23), admitted by audition, are introduced to an intense vocabulary of classic and modern forms and study with national luminaries shaping the future of modern contemporary dance. Each year, Kanopy 2 performs and presents original choreography in Kanopy’s season ending Academy showcase at the Overture Center.  Students may also occasionally be cast in Kanopy’s mainstage season. In addition, Kanopy 2 members dance in outreach performances and workshops throughout the year. Numerous Kanopy 2 alumni have forged professional dance careers or earned success in other careers of their choosing.
 
Selected dancers will enroll into the Kanopy2 program which begins Sept 7, 2021, committing to approximately 14 hours per week of classes and rehearsals from Sept 2021-May 2022, and the Kanopy Summer Intensive 2022 (5 weeks).  Classes and rehearsals are Monday-Thursday evenings, Saturday daytime/early eve, with option to train with the  Kanopy Dance Company Tuesday-Thursday mornings. Most students, once accepted, study and perform as members of  Kanopy2 for 1-4 years. Auditioning dancers should have a background in modern dance with experience in other forms such as post-modern, ballet, and contemporary.
 
 
To Audition:
Email your request to audition: 
[email protected]
Include your full name, contact information (email, address, and phone), age, three references, head shot, dance photo, dance reel (if available), and short bio of your dance training and dance performance background.
If accepted to audition, you will receive a confirmation email.
 
Once accepted:
Plan to attend a modern dance class, learn repertory, and have a 1–2 minute solo prepared to perform. (modern/contemporary).
 
Saturday July 24,  2021, from 2:00-3:30PM
Kanopy Center for Modern and Contemporary Dance
329 West Mifflin Street, Madison WI 53703

 

Guest Artists & Faculty Summer 2021

SUMMER  2021  IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL Formats 

July 6-Aug 7, 2021

Join us dancing with world acclaimed artists from around the country – along-side Kanopy’s Artistic Directors and Faculty. Deepen your dance technique and artistry. Engage in creative activities. Learn, and learn about, these modern dance techniques, their different foundations toward the physical art of movement, their beginnings, and how artists through time create and find inspiration. Also, Surprise Pop up guest teachers from around the nation will inspire with master classes.

Faculty:

  • Darwin Black, Kanopy faculty and company dancer; former dancer TU Dance Sacramento Ballet, RIOULTDANCENY, Madison WI.
  • Robert E. Cleary, Artistic Director, Kanopy Dance, Madison, WI.
  • Georgia Corner, Kanopy faculty; former principal dancer Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Madison, WI.
  • Luis Gabriel Zaragoza, master teacher, principal dancer, Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, New York, New York.
  • Samantha Geracht, Artistic Director Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, New York, New York.
  • Anne Marie Loesch, master teacher, Humphrey-Weidman Technique, Chicago, IL.
  • Vershawn Sanders-Ward, Artistic Director Red Clay Dance Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Lisa Thurrell, Artistic Director, Kanopy Dance, Madison, WI.

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