Doug Varone and Dancers
June 5 – 25, 2016
ReComposed, Doug Varone and Dancers, photo by Grant Halverson, courtesy of The American Dance Festival
From June 5 – 25, 2016, Skidmore College will offer an intensive workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers in Saratoga Springs, New York. Led by Doug Varone and Dancers, the program will offer training in Modern Technique, Phrasework, Ballet, Improvisation, Repertory, Choreography and other special electives. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy Skidmore's facilities and the Saratoga Springs community while training and performing under the guidance of this master choreographer and the Company.
Doug Varone and Dancers will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2016. Since its founding in 1986, the Company has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess. On the concert stage, in opera, theater and on the screen, Varone's kinetically thrilling dances make essential connections and mine the complexity of the human spirit. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone's work can take your breath away.
At home in New York City, Doug Varone and Dancers is the resident company at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. 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 Performances, London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, Toronto's Harbourfront, Moscow's Stanislavsky Theater, the Venice Biennale, and the Tokyo, Bates, Jacob's Pillow and American Dance Festivals. In opera and theater, the company regularly collaborates on the many Varone-directed or choreographed productions that have been produced around the country. Varone, his dancers and designers have been honored with 11 New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies). Most recently, Doug Varone was honored with a Doris Duke Artist Award for Dance in 2015.
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This residency is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program.