Mime, Body, Spirit
Nov 14-16, 2014
Presented by Urban Land Interests
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm

Venture into a questing dreamscape of mystery and nuance as physical theater and modern dance marry into an evening of angst, solace, and vibration…

A confluence of dancer/actors from across America and Europe join Kanopy for a mysterious and powerful evening.

“A Strange Day for Mister K,” a world premiere of corporeal mime physical theater and dance written especially for Kanopy by recognized leaders of the genre: Steve Wasson and Corrine Soum, Artistic Directors of London’s Theatre de L’Ange Fou and White Church Theatre Project, Spring Green. Former Martha Graham principal dancers, Graham dancers, and Kanopy Dancers perform together in this Kafkaesque tale.

Also on the program, Steve Wasson and Corinne Soum perform “Resonance II,” a duet based on the founder of Corporeal Mime, Etienne Decroux’s “La Meditation.” Former Graham Principal Dancers and Graham dancers: Donlin Foreman and Jenny Emerson Foreman dance their “Last Call;” Martin Løfsnes and Carrie Elmore Tallitch create a duet of energies; Sandra Kaufmann and Deb Goodman reprise Lisa Thurrell’s “Lamentation Variation.”

Lamentation Variation created in association with, and using the creative structure provided by, the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Nov 14, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Mime Body Spirit for admittance. Artists will talk about the creation process.

Martha Graham: In Her Footsteps
Feb 6-8, 2015
Presented by Stone House Development
and Custer Financial Services !
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm

Grace, hope, beauty, tenderness: uplifting human cornerstones for expanding above the shadows of war…

In homage to the founder, we present selections from Martha Graham’s iconic Appalachian Spring, danced to Aaron Copeland’s uplifting music. Debuted at the height of WW II, it is an American dance of grace and expansive hope.

Miki Orihara, Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform a solo from her recent concert ‘Resonance’ that premiered at LaMama, NYC.

Lisa Thurrell’s powerful ‘Miserere’ (Have Mercy), International Bonnie Bird Choreography Award nominee, reveals humankind’s struggle to reach the divine. Robert E. Cleary premiers an homage; and Kanopy will perform NYC choreographer Stanley Love’s ‘Bonewash.’

Re-staging of selections from Appalachian Spring licensed through Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Feb 6, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Martha Graham: In her Footsteps for admittance.
Artists will discuss Martha Graham’s legacy and work

Emergence: Gaia Rising
April 17-19, 2015
Presented by Earthling Interactive
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm !

Seeds sleep the winter chill away, and in respect for the warming sun, the spring rains and receptive earth, a new beginning emerges, as does new and original dance…

A piquant potpourri of new dances presented by local, national, and international choreographers. Maureen Janson, director of Smartdance, presents a modernist work. Choreographer and former Lar Lubovitch dancer Marc Kotz presents his classical modern work. Audience-favorite Kiro
Kopulos, unveils a work informed by Japanese Butoh. Robert E Cleary re-invents his Primavera Portena. Tiana Ching Maslanka, premieres a dance based on Scottish folklore. Brienna Tipler, a work inspired by Monet masterpieces. Carlos Ramirez, director of Danztrad, blends Mexican
folkloric and modern dance. Juan Carlos Díaz Vélez, presents a fusion of Flamenco with contemporary ballet.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday April 17, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Mime Body Spirit for admittance. Choreographers will talk about their process of creating dance.

All Season 2014-15 Performances:
Overture Center for the Arts, Promenade Hall
201 State Street Madison WI 53703 !

Tickets:
608 258-4141
www.overturecenter.org
$29 General/$22 Student (college/university)/$14 youth (under 18)

Questions?
608 255-2211
info@kanopydance.org
www.kanopydance.org