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Doug Varone and Dancers in "Possession." Photo: Erin Baiano.

Doug Varone and Dancers

Nocturne(s), Boats Leaving, Folded (a duet from in the shelter in the Fold) and Lux

February 8, 9 and 10, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.  

“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.

Additional Events

FREE Masterclass with Dancer Aya Wilson
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm  

Visceral Dance Center, Studio 2 | 2820 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago
please note the location at Visceral Dance Center
Note: You must reserve a spot to participate.

Post-Performance Conversation: Thursday, February 8



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Tickets: $30 Regular / $24 Seniors / $10 Students



New England Foundation for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts
Illinois Arts Council Agency

The Dance Center presentation of Doug Varone and Dancers is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.