July 14, 2017– (Becket, MA) As Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival rings in 85 seasons, Doug Varone & Dancers celebrates its 30th anniversary as a company with a program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 2–6. Doug Varone & Dancers embodies “sheer kinetic force and profound emotional insight” (The Washington Post). As Artistic Director and Founder of the company, Doug Varone has been an inspiration to the contemporary dance field for decades. Varone opens this program with an ode to his life’s work titled Nocturne(s), a partnership of self-performed solos from the past and the present, including a world premiere on Varone himself. This reflective dance is followed by Varone’s iconic group piece Boats Leaving and his newest work, ReComposed. The company’s Jacob’s Pillow program if full of both fresh ideas and historic moments. Their week at the 2017 Festival gracefully compacts the decades of inspiration and growth Doug Varone & Dancers has both experienced and given back to the dance community.
“We are delighted to be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this important American contemporary dance company at the Pillow! Varone’s work has extended beyond dance into opera and theatre worlds, and he has influenced the work of countless choreographers over the past three decades. We will have the chance to see Doug Varone himself present a new Nocturne to go alongside one that he performed at the Pillow in 2001, and we will experience his newest work, ReComposed, with a visual and movement palate that simply explodes onstage,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.
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