Don’t Miss Kanopy Company 2 in Performance!

Midsummer’s Eve

Presented by MADISON.COM Wisconsin State Journal and Full Compass
May 11, 2019

Kanopy Company 2 Heats Things Up

Watch the next generation of dancers take to the stage in an evening celebrating Kanopy Company 2.

Performances Sat: 5pm &8pm Reception after 8pm show


Kanopy Dance Company and Kanopy2 Upcoming Performances

Spring’s Awakening 

Presented by The Century House and SprintPrint
April 12-14, 2019

A New Crop Of World Premieres, Locally Made

Kanopy Dance Lab Works, A New Collection Of World Premieres, Locally created, Globally Inspired by Kanopy’s Company of Dancers and Collaborators. Innovation, expressions, and inspiration in modern dance: New works created as part of the Kanopy Dance Lab Works, an ongoing initiative by Company members and guest artists committed to advancing the art of modern dance.

All Mainstage Performances Fri: 7:30pm;Sat: 5pm; Sat: 8pm Sun: 2:30pm

Kanopy Dance Company performances include:
Opening night Preshow Talk and Reception
Master Class week of show

Midsummer’s Eve

Presented by MADISON.COM Wisconsin State Journal and Full Compass
May 11, 2019

Kanopy Company 2 Heats Things Up

As the days get longer, the dancing continues long into warm, starry nights. After the fireflies come out, watch the next generation of dancers and choreographers take to the stage in an evening celebrating Kanopy Company 2. Get set for a summery, sultry evening, rife with new talent, highlighting the work of students from Kanopy’s preprofessional training program. Be there to see these accomplished young dancers spread their wings in daring performances of innovative, new choreography, exuberantly finding their light onstage at Overture Center.

Discover the next generation of talented dancers and choreographers in an evening that showcases and celebrates the work of our students in Kanopy’s intensive pre-professional training program, Kanopy Company 2. Watch our accomplished class of young dancers take the stage with powerful and artistically surprising performances and choreography.

Mainstage Performances Sat: 5pm; Sat: 8pm

Kanopy Company 2 performances include:
Reception after 8pm show


Modern/Contemporary Dance Master Class with Guest Artist Liz Sexe

Artistic Director of Sexe Dance, Madison

Intermediate/Advanced Dancers, Ages 12-Adult

Thursday, April 11, 2019

4:30 – 6:00 PM

Kanopy Studio, 341 State St, Madison WI 53703



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Kanopy Works performed by Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble NYC

Kanopy Works On Stage in NYC!
Robert Cleary’s iconic  “This is Not America”
to be performed in
New York City by the Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble
at The Mark O’Donnell Theater in The Actors Fund Arts Center,
March 21-24, 2019
Kanopy’s co-artistic director, Robert Cleary, says he is “honored to have Sokolow perform ‘This is Not America’ in its spring production of I’m not here to be polite… because Sokolow’s excellence in honest theatricality and dance aligns with my aesthetics and choreography.” Cleary’s “This Is Not America”, choreographed some 18 years ago and uncannily timely—brings to the surface issues and questions we continue to face in our society. It is meant to have the observer take pause, reflect and bring some light into the shadows.

Samantha Geracht, artistic director of Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, first saw “This is Not America” as part of Kanopy’s Beautiful Isolation concert in November of 2017 at the Overture Center. (Ms. Geracht was the guest artist for that concert) Since that time, she has wanted Sokolow to stage “This is Not America” in New York City because the work is so in sync with Sokolow’s artistic mission — intense, evocative, dramatic– as well as political at times— and Ms. Geracht knew that the Sokolow dancers would perform the choreography beautifully.
In addition to Cleary’s “This is Not America”, Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble’s I’m not here to be polite… will feature a reconstruction of Sokolow’s 1973 work, “Three Poems,” “Steps of Silence, “The Desperate Heart” by Valerie Bettis, and “Sleeping Bouquet” by Jim May.
For an in- depth interview with Robert Cleary about his collaboration with Sokolow, his career trajectory in dance and what informs and inspires his choreography, please visit Sokolow dance at If you would like more information about I’m not here to be polite…and tickets: