Winter Joy Celebration

By Lisa Thurrell

Directed by Lisa Thurrell

In November, we present one of Madison?s most beloved holiday traditions, ?Winter Joy,? honoring the arrival of winter and its delights. The program includes an imaginative work, ?A Day in the Life of a Who,? a kind of homage to Dr. Seuss; ?Yggdrasil?, inspired by the mythical Norse Tree of Life that holds together heaven and earth; and ?Once Upon a Winter?s Eve,? set to Benjamin Britten's ?Ceremony of Carols and Songs,? evoking the enchantment of a long winter night when a child discovers magical snow fairies. Guest artists include Perfect Harmony Men?s Chorus and performer Kiro Kopulos, with music by composer Thomas Powell, costumes by New York City designer David Quinn, and makeup by MAC cosmetic-design artists. This lineup embodies the coming together of art, nature, and wonder for viewers of all ages.

Produced by Kanopy Dance Company at Overture Center for the Arts,221 State Street, Madison, WI 53703

Performances: November 16-18, 2007

Performance Times: Friday and Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2:30pm

Ticket Prices: $24/adult $22/students 12 and under

Call 608 258-4141 for reservations or more information.

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Kanopy Dance is holding auditions for its 2007-2008 season on Saturday Aug 18 from 2-4pm at Kanopy studios, 341 State Street, Madison. Kanopy is seeking professional modern dancers, male and female. Rehearsals begin in September with Paid Performances. Performances include Kanopy’s Overture Center Season and touring. Schedule consists of two daily Company classes (one Modern, one Ballet) and Rehearsal following. (Tue-Fri 8:00am-12:30pm) Please call 255-2211 for a reservation; bring your resume/photo and prepare a short solo to present. Audition will consist of a modern dance class, repertory and showing of solos. (