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Masterworks: Martha Graham’s Celebration, Jacqulyn Buglisi’s Sospiri

Guest Artists: Virginie Mécène, Director of Graham2, Martha Graham Dance Company, former principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company and principal dancer with Buglisi Dance; Kevin Predmore, former Martha Graham Company dancer and principal dancer with Buglisi Dance.

October 19-21, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts

201 State Street Madison, WI 53703

Fri: 7:30pm      
Sat: 5pm
Sat: 8pm
Sun: 2:30pm
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Tickets: www.overturecenter.org, 608.258.4141

On Sale August 25!

Ticket Prices: $29/general, $22/students, $14/children & youth

Revel in Emotions in Motion

We kick off our season of exuberant fetes and strong emotions with Martha Graham’s masterwork Celebration. This signature piece is paired with Jacqulyn Buglisi’s hauntingly beautiful Sospiri, performed by guest artists Virginie Mécène, Kevin Predmore, both of whom have extensive experience as principal dancers with Buglisi Dance Theatre and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Kanopy’s Artistic Directors Lisa Thurrell and Robert E. Cleary join the festival with darker muses in their original creations Miserere (Have Mercy), and Fear is the Enemy. ”

Re-staging of Martha Graham’s “Celebration” licensed through Martha Graham Dance Company.


Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Oct 19, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall, Overture Center
Show ticket or ticket stub to Celebrations for admittance.
Meet the artists. Discussion on the masterwork Celebration and more.


Master Class
Guest Artist Virgine Mécène, Artistic Director Graham2, NYC
Thursday Oct 18, 4:30-6pm 
Kanopy Studio, 341 State St Madison WI 53703

Guest Artist Kevin Predmore, Buglisi Dance, NYC
Saturday Oct 20, 10:30am-noon
Kanopy Studio, 341 State St Madison WI 53703



Photography by Shawn Harper