Next Generation of Dance:
Kanopy 2 & Academy Showcase

May 20, 2023

The significance of the Next Generation of Dance cannot be overstated. Kanopy Academy and its 100+ dedicated students are integral to Kanopy’s cultural mission, and we are so very honored to shine a special light on their hard work, and their technical and creative progress. Watch the next generation of dancers and choreographers in Kanopy’s pre-professional training program, Kanopy 2, and the Kanopy Academy ignite the stage with new ideas, new expressions and even original choreography and costuming developed and built by the dancers themselves.

The Next Generation of Dance is also a special opportunity for members of our pre-professional company, Kanopy 2 (along with some Kanopy Company members and Academy students), to perform iconic works by Kanopy’s co-artistic directors, Robert E. Cleary and Lisa Thurrell, who have earned national acclaim for their dancing and their choreography.

Kanopy 2, our second Company, offers a pre-professional training program open to exceptional students of dance by audition only. Serious dancers are introduced to an intense vocabulary of classic and modern forms and study with national luminaries shaping the future of modern contemporary dance.

Numerous Kanopy 2 alumni have forged professional dance careers or earned success in other creative careers of their choosing.

Performing at the Overture Center for the Arts
Reception Following 5pm Performance

SAT May 20, 2 & 5PM


Tickets (reserved seating): $35 | Groups: 4 or more $30
Ages 18 & under $20 | Students $20

Age Recommendation: Ages 6 and up | Running Time: 90 minutes

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