“Many choreographers can create interesting movement; few can make it mean so much.” --Chicago Tribune
Celebrating their 30th anniversary year, Doug Varone and Dancers return to the Dance Center stage for the first time since 2001. The program features a revival of Varone classics; including Boats Leaving and Lux. Nocturne(s), a solo work created and performed by Varone, pairs a new solo, Nocturne in E. Minor, Opus 72 #1, which premiered this summer at Jacob’s Pillow, with another solo created 30 years earlier, Nocturne in D Flat Major, Opus 27 #2. The company will also perform the duet folded from in the shelter of the fold, a cycle of episodic, stand-alone vignettes that explore the many forms of faith and belief, as well as the acts of coping, realization, choice and the expectations attached to it. The vignette folded, set to music by Julia Wolfe, examines the fragile and precarious nature of intimacy.