Summer Dance Workshop

Doug Varone and Dancers

June 5 – 25, 2016

Photo by J. Caldwell
Photo by J. Caldwell

Doug Varone

Doug Varone founded Doug Varone and Dancers in 1986, and has become known for his emotionally charged, animated, and distinctive movement style. His incredible ability to tell a non-literal story can be seen in his solo The Fabulist (2014), in which he illustrates the confidence experienced in youth and the vulnerability that comes with aging. Captivated by detail, he is also known for site-specific works, like The Bottomland (2008), which was set in the Mammoth Caves of Kentucky, and featured in PBS’s Dance in America series. Commissions include the Limón Company, Hubbard Street, Rambert Dance Company (London), Martha Graham Dance Company, Dancemakers (Canada), Bern Ballet (Switzerland), An Creative (Japan) and Batsheva Dance Company. He received an OBIE Award (2006), multiple NEFA National Dance Project grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship (1996), and two individual Bessie Awards (1998, 2007). In 2015 he was honored with a Doris Duke Artist Award for Dance. He is currently on faculty at Purchase College and his latest piece, ReComposed, commissioned by the American Dance Festival, premiered in July 2015.