Monthly Archives: September 2017

Kanopy Dance Presents Beautiful Isolation, November 10-12, 2017!

Kanopy Dance Presents Beautiful Isolation

Presented by Custer Plumb Financial Services

Masterwork: Anna Sokolow’s “Lyric Suite,” and excerpt “Escape” from “Rooms”

Photography by Shawn Harper and Design by Cathy Sheets

Guest Artists: Samantha Geracht & Jim May the Artistic Directors of Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, NYC; and Zada Cheeks, Chicago freelance dancer.

November 10-12, 2017

Overture Center for the Arts

201 State Street Madison, WI 53703

Fri: 7:30pm      
Sat: 5pm
Sat: 8pm
Sun: 2:30pm
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Tickets:, 608.258.4141

Ticket Prices: $29/general, $22/students, $14/children, youth

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.

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.

Master Class 
Guest Artist Samantha Geracht, Artistic Director Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, NYC 
Thursday Nov 9, 4:30-6pm, Kanopy Studio, 341 State St Madison WI 53703


Dance Wisconsin presents Portraits of Strength, October 7, 7:30pm!

Dance Wisconsin presents Portraits of Strength

Join Dance Wisconsin for a choreographer’s showcase that examines the strength of women. All original new works are choreographed by women. The pieces grapple with how women empower themselves either as an expectant choreographer working with water to an all female ensemble whose dance tells the story of overthrowing evil with female power.    Get tickets here!

Madison Contemporary Vision Dance, Path to Healing, September 16-17!

In “Path to Healing”, Madison Contemporary Vision Dance will explore different modalities and commonalities of healing. We all experience seasons of life that are filled with struggle, loss, hardship, and/or illness. The way we heal is very personal and speaks to our character. In this family friendly concert, choreographers and performers explore this very monumental and significant part of life, giving audience members some hope in our often turbulent and divided culture. Through contemporary dance, a style that combines elements of several dance genres, including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet, we share personal stories of healing. Madison Contemporary Vision Dance strives to connect the mind and the body through fluid and meaningful dance movements

Saturday | September 16 | 2pm & 7pm

Sunday | September 17 | 2pm

Overture Center for the Arts – Playhouse Theater 

 201 State St, Madison, WI 


($16.50 for students and seniors, $18.50 for adults)

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Tickets available online, by phone and at the theater

The Milwaukee Ballet’s Nutcracker 3-Day Sale starts today!

Buy One, Get One 50% Off
September 11-13
The magic, mayhem, and music of Milwaukee’s most popular holiday tradition continues to captivate and inspire. Discover the joy of The Nutcracker for the first time, or fall in love with it all over again.Use Offer Code CLARA
Tickets available through: 
– Milwaukee Ballet Box Office at
(414) 902-2103
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm (lowest handling fees!)
– Marcus Center Box Office at
(414) 273-7206
Mon-Fri 12-9pm; Sat 12-9pm; Sun 12-5pm
– Online at

We may experience a high volume of calls due to the popularity of our sale. Please leave a message if you reach the box office voicemail or fill out this form. A member of our box office staff respond to all messages and forms received.

If you’re buying online, be sure to enter CLARA in the Offer Code box.

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance Classes, Fall 2017!

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance Classes

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance is currently offering class at Kanopy Dance Studio, 341 State St. 2nd Floor above the GAP, Madison, Wisconsin, unless noted otherwise. 

All classes will include instruction in flamenco dance technique, which includes footwork, arm and hand work, rhythmic hand-clapping and turns.

Classes are open to both women and men. Partners are not necessary. Dancers 12 years of age and up are welcome in the general classes.


To register, please contact Tania Tandias via email,, phone, (608) 250-0369 or by web at If interested in paying with PayPal, please contact Tania. Make checks out to Tania Tandias and send to 1128 Chandler St., Madison, WI 53715.

Beginning Class

Students will learn the basics of the “baile flamenco”, which include footwork, arm & handwork and turns. Besides technique, a choreography and combinations will also be taught.

Thursday6:00-7:00 pmSep 14-Dec 14, 2017, no class Nov 23.

Fee: $176, 13 classes

Advanced Beginning Class—guajiras with Spanish fan     

In this class, students will continue to build their knowledge of flamenco dance through more challenging technique exercises.  Choreography and fan technique will also be taught for the Cuban-inspired dance, guajiras.

*Intro to flamenco dance required.  Fans will be sold in class.

Thursday7:00-8:15 pmSep 14-Dec 14, 2017, no class Nov 23.

Fee: $195, 13 classes

Ongoing Intermediate Class

Monday5:30-7:00 pmSep 11- Dec 18, 2017, no classes Sep 18Oct 30Dec 4.

Fee:  $198, 12 classes

Intermediate Class with company rehearsal

*By invitation only

Monday5:30-8:00 pmSep 12- Dec 18, 2017, no classes Sep 18Oct 30Dec 4.

Fee:  $240, 12 classes

Castanet Class

In this class, students will learn basic castanet technique, rhythms, and exercises, plus focus on adding castanets to simple dance combinations. 

Friday4:30-5:30 pmSep 15- Dec 15, 2017, no classes on Oct 27Nov 3 & 24Dec 8.

Fee:  $135, 10 classes


Parenting Through Movement Class at Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy!

Join  Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy for a new class, Parenting Through Movement.  

Enjoy movement, music and fun while improving and developing your movement connection (attunement) with your child!  

This class is for parents and caregivers and their children age 8 months to 4 years old.  You will strengthen your attachment, learn positive interventions and help your child develop healthy social skills. 

Classes are limited to 8 child participants and their parents and/or caregivers, so space is limited.  

Each session is comprised of 6 weekly classes and led by Dance/Movement Therapists Whitney Bush, MA, R-DMT and Genevieve Dunn, MA, R-DMT.

For more information about Parenting Through Movement Classes offered by the Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, please contact Genevieve Dunn, (608) 251-0908