Kanopy Redux: No Limits
Oct 20-23, 2022
Kanopy Redux: No Limits is a debut of new works/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. Renowned world class dancer and choreographer, Pascal Rioult (Rioult), directs the Kanopy Company in his signature masterwork “Views of the Fleeting World, (“Views”). Restaged works will include Lisa Thurrell’s poignant “Cassandra’s Cry “and Robert E. Cleary’s joyful “Primavera” and the bold + spirited “Bound and Determined”.
Rioult’s “Views”, a series of 7 dreams/meditations performed in ensembles and as three duet groups, is a rare artistic treat that intertwines the parallels in Bach’s music and Asian culture Projected watercolor paintings– evoking Japanese woodblock prints, provide the backdrop for Views and recorded nature sounds are played during the transition between its sections. Rioult’s original costumes for Views, designed and fabricated by the renowned Karen Young and inspired by the hearth tones in nature as well as by the pleated pants/skirts worn by the Samurais in ancient Japan– will be utilized in Kanopy’s production.
Kanopy Dance is the only professional company, (other than Rioult Dance NY), to perform Views, regarded as an extremely demanding contemporary dance, both technically and emotionally. Rioult was a principal dancer for the Martha Graham Dance Company, interpreting many of the most prestigious roles in the Graham repertory, including the “Christ” figure in Graham’s El Penitente, dancing with guest artist Mikhail Baryshnikov. In 1994, Rioult also founded the critically acclaimed Rioult Dance NY, which performed internationally.
Performing at the Overture Center for the Arts
Reception Following the Friday Night Performance
THU Oct 20, 7PM
FRI Oct 21, 7:30PM
SAT Oct 22, 5 & 8PM
SUN Oct 23, 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 Artists:
Pascal Rioult, former Principal Dancer Martha Graham Dance Company and Artistic Director of Rioult Dance NY
David Quinn, costume designer, founder Quinndustry
Michael Knight, dancer
Brad Orego, dancer
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