Doug Varone and Dancers

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Friday, July 24 at 8:00pm
Saturday, July 25 at 7:00pm

Children’s Matinee Saturday, July 25 at 1:00pm

Since its founding in 1986, Doug Varone and Dancers has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone’s work can take your breath away. In ReComposed (2015), co-commissioned by ADF and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, he creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” With lighting design by Robert Wierzel, Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” said Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

ReComposed is co-commissioned by ADF and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. ADF support provided by the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Dance. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council.

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Durham Performing Arts Center

July 24, 2015
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm