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Doug Varone and Dancers
Doug Varone and Dancers

March 16, 8:00 pm

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“If this work and these dancers can’t move you, I don’t know what would.” –Dance Magazine

Experience the first performance of To My Arms / Restore, an evening-long two-part work that embodies dancemaker Doug Varone’s choreographic fascination with the interplay of the deeply emotional and the immensely physical.

Set to a suite of exquisite operatic arias by Georg Fredric Handel, To My Arms (Part 1) builds a rich and distinct landscape of love and loss within a suite of eleven dances, evoking a strange otherworld of intimacy.

In stark contrast, Restore (Part 2) is visceral and tactile, driven by the 21st-century sound of Festival Voices and Nico Bentley’s Handel Remixed, a score that fuses the fundamentals of Handel’s 18th century choral score Dixit Dominus with beats more commonly heard in clubs around the globe; the result is a marriage between a score and a dance that is unabashedly glorious.

Run time: 70 minutes with intermission

For more than 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to audiences well beyond the proscenium arch, earning a reputation as one of the most respected dance companies working today. Award-winning choreographer and director, Doug Varone works in dance, theater, opera, film, and fashion. He is a passionate educator and articulate advocate for dance. Varone received his BFA from Purchase College where he was awarded the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007.

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This engagement is supported by The Audience Building Project, a program of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor and New York State Legislature.

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The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.

The Purchase PAC’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.