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Time: May 31, 2022 to June 5, 2022
Location: The Joyce
Street: 175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://www.joyce.org/perform…
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Doug Varone and Dancers
Latest Activity: Mar 25
Doug Varone and Dancers celebrates 35 years with the New York premiere of Somewhere and the 1993 masterwork Rise, Tuesday, May 31, 2022 through Sunday, June 5, 2022 at The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $26 - $61 and can be purchased online at joyce.org/performances/doug-varone-and-dancers or by phone at 212-242-0800.
Somewhere reimagines Leonard Bernstein's timeless West Side Story by stripping the orchestral score of its narrative connotations. The result: pure choreographic vibrancy, brimming with nuance and emotional heft generated by the musical structure. "Filled with the most sublime invention, Somewhere seems destined to become a classic work of contemporary dance." – Santa Barbara Independent
In Rise, dancers take over the stage in swirls of controlled chaos, with composer John Adam's Fearful Symmetries underlying each step. Varone's "highly charged, physically exciting choreography" reinforces the complexity of the human spirit, deeming his inventive body of work "a rarity among his generation" (The New York Times).