Doug Varone and Dancers

Wednesday, March 15 @ 8 pm

MAINSTAGE THEATRE


PHOTO BY GRANT HALVERSON © THE AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL
"Many choreographers crate interesting movement; few can make it mean so much."
Chicago Tribune

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Doug Varone and Dancers continues to command worldwide attention for its expansive vision, versatility and technical prowess. The New York-based contemporary dance company features “thrilling, mesmerizing work” (The Village Voice) by internationally acclaimed choreographer Doug Varone. An indelible humanity lives at the core of Varone’s work. Whether he is developing dazzling, complex whirlwinds of movement or tracing the interior landscape of terse gesture, Varone creates inventive, exhilarating choreography that is “a feast of tens of thousands of individual moments.” (Kansas City Star) On tour, the company has performed to critical acclaim in over 100 cities in 45 states across the U.S., and in Europe, Asia, Canada and South America. Varone, his dancers and designers have been honored with 11 New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies). www.dougvaroneanddancers.org


HIGHLIGHTS


  • The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will perform traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz, and gospel music!



  • Catalyst Quartet will be "nothing short of fantastic." (Lincoln Journal Star)



  • "Rock stars of the percussion world," So Percussion is pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture.