April 27-30, 2023
Colin Connor, an internationally renowned dancer, award-winning choreographer, and former artistic director of the Limón Dance Company, that is regarded as one of the world’s greatest– guest directs two of his celebrated works:“Recent Arrivals” and “Weather in the Room”, in Kanopy’s Dance Journeys. Connor describes his work as: “rooted in the mystery of how we live in our physical beings. It is an ongoing investigation of perception, both of dancers and audience, and based on how, in the end, all human experience is felt through the senses.” Critic Jennifer Dunham, writing for the New York Times, praised the clarity of intention in every movement of Connor’s riveting choreography as “a relief …to see movement treated as a sufficiently expressive medium.”
“Recent Arrivals” is a beautiful and poignant reminder of the American immigrant story that links us all. It has been set on both ballet companies and modern ensembles. The work is for eight dancers and performed to a sound score and the first movement of Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony”.
“The work is an homage to those who have had the courage to leave behind their homeland and everything they know to face an unknown future. If we each look back at our ancestors, we will find someone who has made such sacrifices with hope to bring a better life for generations to come.” -Colin Connor.
In his cross-generational, “The Weather in the Room”, Connor choreographs humanity and in his words: “unveils the strength and fragility of a long-term relationship” and the shifting emotional landscape that surrounds an older couple, to be danced by Kanopy’s Co-artistic Directors Robert E. Cleary and Lisa Thurrell.
Six Kanopy Company dancers will illuminate and magnify the charged “weather” of the couple’s evolving bond. Expect a stunning and synergistic performance with both generations of dancers drawing dynamic strength and artistry from each other.
Performing at the Overture Center for the Arts
Reception Following the Friday Night Performance
THU Apr 27, 7PM
FRI Apr 28, 7:30PM
SAT Apr 29, 5 & 8PM
SUN Apr 30, 1 & 4PM
Tickets (reserved seating): $40
Groups: 4 or more $35
Ages 18 & under $20
Age Recommendation: Ages 6 and up
Running Time: 90 minutes
Meet the Guest Artist
Colin Connor, former Artistic Director of Limón Dance Company, NYC
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