Beautiful Isolation - Kanopy Dance's 2017-18 Season "Dance into the Light"
By Lisa Thurrell
Directed by Artistic Director Lisa Thurrell and Co-Artistic Director Robert Cleary
Presented by Custer Plumb Financial Services
A woman sits alone in an evening dress attempting to relive her romantic past.
Couples dance together, oblivious to the plight of their fellow countrymen.
Through both original pieces and masterworks the anguish of the human condition is presented in dance with startling and loving clarity.
Experience the unique vision of iconic American choreographer Anna Sokolow, from the stark simplicity of her “Lyric Suite” to her meditation on alienation in the modern world in “Escape.” Then consider the contemporary world in Robert E. Cleary’s “This is Not America,” and Lisa Thurrell’s uplifting “Partita & Chorales.”
Re-staging of Anna Sokolow’s “Lyric Suite” licensed through Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble.
Masterworks: Anna Sokolow’s “Lyric Suite,” and excerpt “Escape” from “Rooms”
Guest Artists: Samantha Geracht & Jim May the Artistic Directors of Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, NYC.
Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Nov 10, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall, Overture Center
Show ticket or ticket stub to Beautiful Isolation for admittance. Meet the artists. Discussion of great American Modern Dance master Anna Sokolow, her history and legacy.
Produced by Kanopy Dance Company at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, Madison
Performances: November 10-12, 2017
Tickets: www.overturecenter.org, 608-258-4141
Ticket Prices: $29/general, $22/students, $14/children, youth