“Starry Nights: Painting with Dance” at Overture Center Sunday

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Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 11:53 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Overture stage will become a canvas when Kalaanjali Dance Company and Kanopy Dance Company premiere “Starry Nights: Painting with Dance” on Sunday.

The fusion production is inspired by the art of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. The dance companies will combine principal modern dance techniques and classical Bharatanatyam Indian dance in three original choreographies that evoke the expression, rhythm, and passion of Van Gogh’s iconic works, including “Starry Nights” and “Sunflowers.” Bharatanatyam is the oldest classical dance tradition in India that dates back nearly 3000 years.

Kalaanjali Dance Company, based in Madison and San Francisco, was founded by Kanopy’s guest artist, Meenakshi Ganesan. Lisa Thurrell is the co-artistic director for Kanopy Dance Company.

The shows are Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The 3 p.m. show is sold out. Tickets can be found here.

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