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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:58 am 
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VARONE DANCERS AT PENN

Donna Williams Vance, Philadelphia Daily News

DOUG VARONE and Dancers perform the Philadelphia premiere of "Ballet Mecanique" in the University of Pennsylvania's Dance Celebration series.
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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 4:23 pm 
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Music drives Varone works

By Miriam Seidel
For The Philadelphia Inquirer

Doug Varone is clearly a choreographer who plugs deeply into music. The busy Varone shows that in a performance ending its run today at the Annenberg Center, the latest in Dance Celebration's 20th-anniversary season.
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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
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Paula Citron reviews Doug Varone and Dancers, performing February 11-15 at Premiere Dance Theatre in Toronto.

http://www.globeandmail.ca

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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
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At the Opera, Onstage Presences Who Don't Sing a Note

By ANNA KISSELGOFF, NY Times

As the director of "Les Troyens," the Metropolitan Opera's current megahit, Francesca Zambello has made an excellent choice in her choreographer, Doug Varone. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/20/arts/dance/20TROY.html target=_blank>more</a>


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A Duet for an Amicable Divorce

By VALERIE GLADSTONE
NY Times

After 15 years as a member of Doug Varone and Dancers, Larry Hahn is retiring from the company. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/01/arts/dance/01GLAD.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:49 am 
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I've consolidated two topics:

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brian posted 15 March 2003 12:46 AM
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Hello All,
Has anyone recently seen DVaD. I saw their show when they came to Toronto, and I was awestruck. I had never in my life seen such emotional movement. Varone has the rare talent of choreographing partnerwork that is astonishing, but still manages to look completely relevant to his choreography. I was moved especially by his piece Possesion. The men in his company are some of the best I have ever seen. Has anyone seen them lately....please post. I'd love to hear other's opinions on the topic.
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Dance That's Out of This World
By Sylviane Gold for Newsday

The performance was over, but no one wanted to leave. The audience just kept applauding Doug Varone's dazzling new piece, "Of the Earth Far Below," after its world premiere on Thursday at Symphony Space.

It was almost as if the seething, convulsive outpouring of movement, set to the slashing rhythms of Steve Reich's "Triple Quartet," had provoked an equal and opposite reaction in the spectators, who could only sit there and clap.

The music, performed live by the String Quartet of the Steve Reich Ensemble, has a tempestuous energy that Varone channels into tidal risings and fallings and whirlpools for the work's eight dancers. Dressed in the simple black costumes of Liz Prince, they speed onstage to lunge into the floor, lift themselves up, then race back into the wings to allow the next wave to dash out, drop and roll and surge up again with breathtaking abandon.

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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
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It seems a long time since Doug Varone was in London. Hope we see him here soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
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A Choreographer's Minimalism Reveals Its Emotional Content

ANNA KISSELGOFF
NY Times

Two men on stage are involved in a symphony of arm movements, a relationship that seems beyond repair but still filled with deep feeling. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/11/arts/dance/11VARO.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
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Hartford Courant -

Varone dancers at Wesleyan
September 11, 2003
- Amy Ellis Luna

The Breaking Ground Dance Series at Wesleyan University opens this year with Doug Varone and Dancers Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Theater.

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Doug Varone and Dancers
Joyce Theater, New York HILARY OSTLERE
By Hilary Ostlere for The Financial Times


Contemporary choreographer Doug Varone has done plenty more than concert dance. An expert child tap-dancer, he studied modern, distinguished himself with the Limón Company and was a principal with Lar Lubovitch. He has ventured into choreography for Broadway, film and opera. And his own company, formed in l986, has grown steadily in prominence.

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In the Tough Ballroom Arena, Love Is Both Found and Lost

By JENNIFER DUNNING
The New York Times
February 6, 2004

Doug Varone plunges into the dark obsidian heart of the ballet ballroom in "Castles," performed by Doug Varone and Dancers on Wednesday night at the Joyce Theater. A world premiere, "Castles" is set to a score by Prokofiev that includes the climactic waltz from "Cinderella," which in itself suggests what Mr. Varone is up to.
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Varone Commands Attention for 'Castles'

By CLAUDIA LA ROCCO
Associated Press
February 5, 2004

NEW YORK
The choreographer makes full use of his dancers' technical prowess and individuality. Like children creating new games, they are joyous but deadly serious.
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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
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O.D.'ing on Beauty

By DEBORAH JOWITT
The Village Voice
February 13th, 2004

I go to concerts by Doug Varone for a fix of gorgeous, strangely evasive sensuality that shivers off the stage and into the audience. Varone's dancers often seem to yearn for the ineffable.
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 Post subject: Re: Doug Varone
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Anticipating performances by Doug Varone this coming weekend:

From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald: Veteran Varone makes overdue Boston debut
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Even though he's a major force on the international contemporary dance scene, Doug Varone is hardly known at all in Boston. In the 18 years his choreography has been winning rave reviews around the world, it's strange that this city has never been a stop on his ensemble's busy touring schedule.
And from Karen Campbell in the Boston Globe: Daring dances on a human scale
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.... That abiding undercurrent of human warmth is part of what makes Varone's choreography so distinctive. While his work is some of the most physically daring and viscerally exhilarating out there, it's not just empty virtuosity.


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