Find Your Joy On the subway one morning just before finishing up this issue, I started thinking about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and what the company has meant to me over the years. I began reminiscing about the time in high school when I got to take Ailey’s company class. One of my ballet … More »
Fewer choreographers are hiring from auditions. So what’s the best way to secure work? The idea of networking can send dancers into a panic. You’re not sure how to do it, what to say or when to say it. And when you do approach your favorite choreographer and shake their hand, your palms are sweaty … More »
Wendy Perron speaks to choreographer Doug Varone about his style, his process, and his career.
Hypnotic NEW YORK CITY Endless repetition can drive audiences out of the theater, but a gifted choreographer can make watching the same phrase over and over with subtle changes fascinating. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is one of those rare ones. Four of her early works from the 1980s are coming to Lincoln Center … More »
Open mind, healthy body Julia Burrer (center) in Doug Varone’s Carrugi (2012). Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann, Courtesy Doug Varone and Dancers. Julia Burrer flows like water onstage. In Doug Varone’s Lux, her limbs slice and caress the space, her lanky 6′ 1″ frame reaching the corners of the stage even as she drops … More »
Doug Varone and Dancers at 25 Varone’s Carrugi. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann, Courtesy Varone. Whether in older or new work, for one or all eight of his dancers, the emotional potency of Doug Varone’s choreography is a constant. Doug Varone and Dancers is celebrating its 25th anniversary in a season … More »