|Doug Varone and Dancers
Hometown: NY, NY
Web site: http://dougvaroneanddancers.org
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From its first concerts at P.S. 122 in 1986, in repertory dances such as the propulsive Rise (1993) and Lux (2006), the site-specific Neither (2000) at the lower East Side Tenement Mu≠seum, in Ricky Ian Gordonís song cycle Orpheus and Euridice for Lincoln Center (2005), the emotionally charged opera Joseph Merrick: The Elephant Man (2006), and the multi-media Bottomland, televised on PBS for Dance in America in 2008, Doug Varone and Dancers has been singled out for its expansive choreographic vision, versatility, and technical prowess.
Varone and his company members are especially prized for their kinetic dexterity, musicality and acting instincts, and are sought after for their multi-discipline residency programs and intensive professional workshops. Eleven New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies) have been awarded to Varone, his dancers and designers.
At home in New York City, Doug Varone and Dancers is the resident company at the 92nd St. Y Harkness Dance Center, for onsite rehearsals, showings, performances, workshops and classes. On tour, the company has performed in more than 100 cities in 45 states across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Stages include The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, San Francisco Per≠formances, Londonís Queen Elizabeth Hall, Torontoís Harbourfront, Moscowís Stanislavsky Theater, the Venice Biennale, and the Tokyo, Bates and Jacobís Pillow Festivals.