Kanopy Dance Company - Reflections + Dreams
Presented By Kanopy Dance Company

Kanopy Dance Company

Reflections + Dreams

Fri, Feb 18 - Sun, Feb 20, 2022

Promenade Hall: $35 - $40
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Fri 02/18/22 7:30 PM

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All Ages

$20/ ages 18 and under

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Reflections + Dreams, with the work of modern-dance legend Anna Sokolow at center stage, will be performed by five guest artists from NYC’s Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble as well as members of the Kanopy Dance Corps. Featured works will be Sokolow’s Scenes from The Music of Charles Ives (1971), studies in poetic human yearning, and Ballade (1965), exploring the restlessness and inconclusiveness of young love.

The fearless and celebrated Sokolow, who began her career as a dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company in the 1930s and later founded the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, consistently and uncompromisingly expresses her driving sense of social justice and a commitment to political change through her work. And her art resonates now more than ever. In an article published in Dance Magazine in 1965, Sokolow famously wrote that there were no “final solutions to today’s problems,” but that she “could simply provoke an audience into awareness”.

In addition, in a truly rare dance experience, Kanopy Company’s dancers will perform an emotional masterwork, Mourner’s Bench by innovative choreographer Talley Beatty, who studied with Martha Graham and Katherine Dunham.

Mourner’s Bench (1947), with themes of tragic oppression, struggle and transcendence was inspired by Howard Fast’s novel Southern Landscape.

Coming Friday night? Join us for a post-show reception!