Spring Dances

Directed by Lisa Thurrell

Works by Ann Christiansen, Robert E.Cleary, Kiro Kopulos, Andrew Smith and Lisa Thurrell will be premiered. Also featured are Guest Artist David Quinn, NYC Costume Designer and Madison Lighting Designer, William Owen. Music by David Bowie and Pat Metheny to J.S.Bach and Yanni will serve as settings for lively dances.

Lift Up Thy Skirts choreographed by Ann Christiansen to the Brandenburg Concerto #3 by J.S.Bach will be performed.

Robert E.Cleary will present his This is Not America to music by David Bowie and Pat Metheny's reworking of the song by The Ahn Trio for cello, violin, and piano. Aria by Drew Smith, to music by Yanni, will also be presented.

Another new work will be created for this concert by Performance Artist, Kiro Kopulos. Continuing his ongoing explorations of the qualities of earth and water, Kopulos and Lisa Thurrell will premiere his physical theatre duet (sound/music tba.)

Partita and Chorales, choreographed by Lisa Thurrell, will feature costumes created by guest designer David Quinn, remembered for his imaginative designs for the Kanopy Does Metallica concert in February 2000. Thurrell has chosen Bach's Partita in D Minor and Ciaccona for Solo Violin and Four Voices. The choreography is an expanded and reworked version of Thurrell's Partita, premiered last year. However this new work expresses a very different tone: it is set to the period music and to the Ciaccona for solo violin and voices in the previously hidden chorales, revealed by Helga Thoene. Created around 1720, the music incorporated numerology and hidden text.

Produced by Kanopy Dance Company at Old Music Hall 925 Bascom Mall UW-Madison

Performances: April 19 & 20 at 8 pm

Ticket Prices $15 GA, $13 students and seniors

Call Concert tickets are available at the door; however, advance reservations are advised. Call (608) 255-2211 for reservations or more information.

Music Hall is handicap accessible and near parking ramps and city Bus routes.


Kanopy Dance Company's highly acclaimed concert series is held in the Carol Rennebohm Auditorium of Music Hall, with its familiar clock tower, located at the base of Bascom Hill near Park Street and University Avenue. The concert showcases works choreographed and performed by guests and by members of the Kanopy Dance Company. This season's concerts continue the modern dance company's goal to present the work of new and mature composers; musicians, dancers; choreographers; lighting, costume and set designers.

The company includes Christine Angevine, Ann Christiansen; Robert E. Cleary, Allison Espeseth, Jennifer Jett, Rachel Kravitz, Drew Smith and Lisa Thurrell, Artistic Director.