Discover the Power and Passion of Dance!

While our stage at the Overture Center will likely remain dark until next fall, we are carefully planning for our return to the stage– developing exciting, thought-provoking and uplifting dance in partnership with local, regional, and nationally recognized choreographers and dancers. Expect several performances this summer at outdoor venues for a sneak peek of the dance treats that lie ahead when we all gather at the Overture Center once again.


Past performances

  • October 18-20, 2019

    Experience the artistry of an American legend! Martha Graham was a truly revolutionary dancer and choreographer, and to celebrate her ongoing legacy, we are honored to host dancers from Graham 2, a company chosen from the most elite dancers at the Martha Graham School.
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  • December 13-15, 2019

    This beloved holiday celebration is back! As the snowflakes begin to swirl, and icicles dot the winter landscape, Kanopy presents two treasured December stories through dance: Once Upon a Winter’s Eve and The Norse Tree of Life (Yggdrasil).

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  • February 14-16 & 21-23, 2020

    Spend Valentine’s Day celebrating the love of Adam and Steve! In celebration of all queer and cis-gender relationships, Lin Manuel Miranda famously proclaimed “Love is love is love is love,” during a Tony acceptance speech for Hamilton. Now Kanopy Dance echoes that powerful and passionate declaration through dance.

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  • April 17-19, 2020

    In a landmark collaboration, Kanopy Dance will partner with Madison’s own daring page-to-stage theater company Are We Delicious? to create an evening of short plays, musicals, and movement pieces based around the mysterious French astrologer, physician and poet Nostradamus.

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  • May 9 & 10, 2020

    Witness the future of modern dance!Martha Graham’s combination of power and passion provide the inspiration for the next generation of modern dance, explored by Kanopy 2.

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