From Kanopy with Love
Directed by Lisa A. Thurrell, Artistic Director
Visiting New York artists include:
- Stanley Love, Choreographer, Artistic Director of Stanley Love Performance Group, will premiere his WISConsin 21 and is setting his The Love Number on Kanopy's dancers
- Ede Thurrell, Choreographer, member of SLPG, will direct reprise of her well received Patsy (1998)
- Lari Hogan, Dancer, member of SLPG will join Kanopy's dancers
- David Quinn, Costume Designer for SLPG, remembered for his costumes for Kanopy's Metallica concert (2/00)
Other works/performances included in the program are by Portland OR Choreographer, Wendy Hambidge; and, Kiro Kopulos, Performance Artist and Desireé Mathews, Impersonator, both of Madison.
Music by Patsy Cline, Egberto Gismonti, Stevie Nicks, Queen, The Supremes, Barry White and more
Kanopy Dance Company:
Christine Angevine, Ebru Aydar, Heidi Bakken, Allison Espeseth, Ann Christiansen, Robert E. Cleary, Jenifer Jett, Rachel Kravitz, Merrit Yandell-Ahmad, and Lisa Andrea Thurrell, Artistic
Produced by Kanopy Dance Company at The Bartell Community Theatre (formerly the Esquire) just off the Capital Square
Performances: February 23 and 24, 2001 at 8 PM
Ticket Prices $15 general admission; $13 Students with ID and Senior Citizens
Call 608-255-2211 for reservations or more information.
Guest Artist Stanley Love, whose choreography has been praised in The Village Voice, The New York Times, LGNY and elsewhere, is the subject of an in depth interview in Index Magazine (Sept/Oct 2000.) Love has been producing his work for the past six years with a company of 22 and more dancers. He studied with Anna Sokolov, Maria Grandy, Ethel Winter and Doris Rudko. His work reflects the influence of social dance forms of this past century. His is known for his high-energy club scene sources and contemporary themes such as his recent Motown inspired work, Supreme Suite. Love is also noted for his use of many unusual alternative locations and outdoor spaces for his company's site specific performances. Stanley Love is himself an amazingly agile and tireless performer and teacher.
Ede Thurrell, formerly of Madison, dances with Stanley Love Performance Group and bopi's black sheep/dances by Kraig Patterson in NYC. She has danced with several other groups including Troika Ranch, Nayo and Friends, Oona Haaranen, and (former Madisonian) Elise Knudsen companies, among others. Her choreography "Patsy" was a critical hit in Madison and around the state when Kanopy performed it in 1998. Her Blues Sweet set to music by Middleton Composer Vicki Tzoumerka-Knoedler was seen here in 1999. She was also featured in last February's Kanopy Does Metallica Concert. Thurrell studied in Madison and at Juilliard and graduated from Barnard College in Dance.