Here are some highlights from the upcoming fall dance season:

Kanopy Dance Company

“Beautiful Isolation”

Nov. 10-12 at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.

Performing masterworks “Lyric Suite” and “Escape” from “Rooms” by Anna Sokolow, a principal dancer for Martha Graham’s original company who formed her own company in the 1930s, Kanopy will explore the anguish of the human condition.

Also included in this performance are Robert E. Cleary’s “This is Not America” and Lisa Thurrell’s “Partita & Chorales”.

“Dark Tales”

Feb. 9-11 and 16-18, 2018 at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.

Considering the imposing circumstances that women can face, Kanopy will tell tales from Bluebeard’s murdering his wives to responses to modern violence against women.

“Radiance”

April 13-15, 2018 at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.

A celebration of 50 years of choreography by Lonny Joseph Gordon including “Radiant Shaman” and a new work devised in collaboration for Kanopy called “Bench, Benches, Benchmark”. Included in this performance is “Trashed” and original work by artists Kiro Kopulos and Georgia Corner.

“Fanning the Flame”

May 5, 2018 at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.

Featuring Kanopy Company 2, the next generation of dancers and choreographers will bring their new concepts to the stage with original pieces by Kanopy artistic directors and guest artists.

Madison Ballet

“Push”

Oct. 20-21, at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St.

Pushing the boundaries of the art form, this performance will combine ballet with contemporary choreography and music. Each dancer will be highlighted for their athleticism and charms in this evening of shorter current and classical work.

“The Nutcracker”

Dec. 9-26 at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.

Tchaikovsky’s iconic score comes to life with 150 dancers, a 25 foot tree and splendid accompaniment from the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. This show is a beloved holiday tradition for many families.

“She”

Feb. 2-3, 2018 at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St.

A celebration of female choreographers and vital women from both classical and contemporary ballet. “She” will challenge how audiences identify what it is to be male or female.

“Rise”

March 31-April 1, 2018 at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.

Madison Ballet returns to its original home at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater for an evening of ballets, which offer something for everyone. This performance blends classical and contemporary styles to give audiences a taste of something entirely different.

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Amanda Finn is an arts and lifestyle reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.