Informal showing with Guest Artists from Sokolow Dance Theater Ensemble, NYC

Join us for an informal showing with Guest Artists from Sokolow Dance Theater Ensemble, NYC, Kanopy Dance Company, Kanopy2 and Workshop students

Under the direction of Kanopy’s co-artistic directors
Lisa Thurrell and Robert E. Cleary
With a distinguished Guest Artists

Saturday July 29, 2017
Kanopy Studio
341 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
free event

JOIN us for a special showing and preview of Anna Sokolow’s masterwork “Lyric Suite” to be performed in Kanopy Dance Company’s “Beautiful Isolation” concert in its Season 2017-18 at the Overture Center for the Arts. Learn about the importance of Anna Sokolow in American Modern Dance, her artistry and technique. See the Kanopy Dance Company Dancers, Kanopy2 and workshop students presenting Sokolow’s works and dance technique.


Jim May, Director Emeritus and founder of Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, original member of Anna Sokolow’s Players Project, and former Principal Dancer in the Jose Limon Dance Company.

Samantha Geracht Artistic Director of Anna Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, member of Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project for eleven years, and when the name changed, became a founding member of Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble.

ANNA SOKOLOW (1910-2000). Known as one of the most dynamic and uncompromising of choreographers, Ms. Sokolow began her career as a dancer with Martha Graham. In the early thirties, she studied choreography with Louis Horst at the Neighborhood Playhouse and quickly became his assistant and most outstanding composition student. The work of Ms. Sokolow has had and continues to have a profound effect on the course of contemporary dance throughout the world. She founded the first modern dance companies in Israel and Mexico and influenced such artists as Alvin Ailey, Pina Bausch, and Martha Clark. Ms. Sokolow also made important contributions to the theater. Her choreography for the Broadway stage included Street Scene (1947), Regina (1949), and Candide (with Leonard Bernstein, 1956); in 1967 she created the original dances for the off-Broadway production of Hair. She was a founding member of The Actors Studio, where she taught movement for actors. As a teacher of dance, Ms. Sokolow covered much ground, from the Juilliard School (prominently featured in a 2002 documentary) and the 92nd Street Y in New York City to the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. Anna Sokolow created a body of work that combines dance and music with theater, poetry and prose. Called the “Solzhenitsyn of twentieth-century dance,” she consistently and uncompromisingly reflected the realities of society through her work. 




Kanopy Dance & Friends perform at Art Fair on the Square July 8, 2017

Enjoy Beautiful Madison… ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE… and dance!

July 8, 2017


Kanopy Dance & Friends: Kanopy Company 2, Sadira Dance, and Heidi Hakseth & Dancers.

Across from The Children’s Museum at the Capitol. NORTH HAMILTON/Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Performing Arts Stage

Auditions Kanopy Dance Company 2017-2018 Season

Open to adult male and female dancers with strong background in modern and ballet. Audition will be in modern dance class format. Bring Ballet shoes for ballet segment. Be prepared to take class and present a short solo. Interested dancers register before June 12 for audition  by emailing their name, contact info and resume/photo to: [email protected] Intensive rehearsals Intensive rehearsals with Guest Artists July 24-July 29, July 31-Aug 5, Aug 14-18, AUG 21-27 . Ongoing class/rehearsals begin after Labor Day. Interested dancers not available for designated audition times contact us: [email protected]. Phone: 608 255-2211performances_2015_emergence

Saturday June 17, 2017

Kanopy Studio 341 State Street Madison, WI 53703

Kanopy Dance Academy All School Showcase 2017

Overture Center, Promenade Hall
Sunday May 21, 2017, 1-5pm
suggested donation $10

Students will present their own choreography, as well as dances created for them by their teachers, classical ballet variations and modern repertory. Come see what they have to share and enjoy. See dances from the 3 year olds on up to the KanopyCompany2  and the Adult Ensemble. Be AMAZED!

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