Kanopy Dance & Overture 10th Anniversary Celebration

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Celebrate Overture’s 10th Anniversary with American Kaleidoscope
A stunning and memorable collaborative work featuring all ten Overture Resident Groups

At the Overture Center for the Arts
Saturday, Sept 27 at 8PM and Sunday, Sept 28 at 3:30PM

Kanopy Dance to perform Martha Graham’s Steps in the Street” with live accompaniment by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

For the first time ever, all ten of Overture Center for the Arts’ resident arts organizations, along with Overture’s own Tommy Ensemble, will collaborate on a single performance to celebrate the arts center’s 10th Anniversary.

Directed by local theater veteran Sarah Marty, American Kaleidoscope will feature the work of American composers, writers, playwrights, and choreographers.

“This is nothing Madison has ever seen,” said Overture Center CEO Ted DeDee. “Our resident companies are simply second-to-none professional arts organizations. They regularly entertain and inspire audiences all year long. To have them working together is going to be simply astounding experience that will not soon be forgotten…”

American Kaleidoscope is part of Overture’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Longtime Madisonian Jerry Frautschi donated $205 million to build the facility, which opened in 2004. At the same time his wife, Pleasant Rowland, funded an endowment to support Overture’s resident companies.

Two performances will take place on the anniversary weekend, first at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 and again at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 28. Tickets are $25, $35 and $50. Ticketholders are also invited to a cocktail reception to begin 90 minutes before curtain.

For more information about American Kaleidoscope and tickets please visithttp://www.overturecenter.org/about/news/1016-you—ve-never-seen-a-concert-like-this-sep-12-2014 
(Information provided courtesy of the Overture Center for the Arts)

American Kaleidoscope Program
Sam Hutchinson
Principal Organist, Madison Symphony Orchestra
Fanfares by Calvin Hampton

Overture’s Tommy Ensemble
“Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked
Madison Symphony Orchestra “El Salon Mexico” by Aaron Copland

Children’s Theater of Madison 
Excerpt from American Girl Revue

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society with Li Chao Ping Dance
“I will not be sad in this world” by Eve Beglarian

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
“Three Souvenirs for Flute and Piano” by Paul Schoenfield

Forward Theater Company
Excerpt from Our Town

Kanopy Dance with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
“Steps in the Street” by Martha Graham set to music by Wallingford Riegger

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra 
Violin Concerto, Movement One, “Allegro” by Samuel Barber

Madison Ballet with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
“The Man I Love” by George and Ira Gershwin
“Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” by The Four Topps

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
A reading by Max Garland, Poet Laureate

Children’s Theater of Madison
Excerpt from To Kill A Mockingbird

Forward Theater Company
Excerpt from Angels in America

Madison Opera with Madison Symphony Orchestra
Selections from Candide by Leonard Bernstein

Madison Symphony Orchestra with Madison Opera Soloists, Madison Opera Chorus & Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus
“Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide by Leonard Bernstein

Kanopy Dance and American Kaleidoscope

Kanopy Dance Company is honored to be vetted by NYC’s Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance  to perform Graham’s”Steps in the Street”  at Overture’s American Kaleidoscope . “Steps in the Street” is a great American masterwork and especially fitting for Overture’s  10th Anniversary Celebration.  We are also thrilled to perform Graham’s iconic work  accompanied by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with Maestro Andrew Sewell.

“Steps in the Street” (1936), a section of the full-length “Chronicle,” is also referred to as Devastation — Homelessness — Exile was a response to the menace of fascism in Europe. This is one of the very few dances Martha Graham made which can be said to express explicitly political ideas. “This dance does not attempt to show the actualities of war, rather does it by evoking war’s images…” The intent is to universalize the tragedy of war. –Martha Graham Center

Steps in the Street”  is licensed through Martha Graham Company and Center for Contemporary Dance” 

Steps in the Street (1936)
Choreography: Martha Graham
Regisseur: Sandra Kaufmann
Assistant to Regisseur: Deb Goodman, Lisa Thurrell, Robert E Cleary
Music: Finale from New Dance, Opus 18b – Wallingford Riegger (arr. Aaron Sherber)
Music Performed by: Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Conductor Andrew Sewell
Costumes: Martha Graham Center, reconstruction of the original design: David Quinn, Quinndustry
Lighting Design: Kenneth Ferencek based on reconstruction of the original design by Beverly Emmons, Martha Graham Center
Dancers: Kanopy Company and Company II dancers:  Brienna Tipler, soloist; Jessica Hoyt, Alyssa Jendusa, Alaina Keller, Olivia Rivard, Sierra Kay Powell, Anna Betz, Olive Earley, Bessie Howell, Sophia Korotev, Sarah Nathan, Veda Manly, Maya Finman Palmer, Eve Levi, Maia Sauer, Margaret Brackey, Catherine Maxwell, Sundara Link (cast includes alternates).

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