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“If this work and these dancers can’t move you, I don’t know what would.” –Dance Magazine
Experience the Purchase premiere 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 21th century sound of DJ Nico Bentley’s Handel Remix, 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.
Learn more: https://www.dovadance.org/
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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