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DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS: in the shelter of the fold / epilogue

epilogue: Hollis Bartlett, Whitney Dufrene, Hsiao-Jou Tang, Courtney Barth |  Photo: © Erin Baiano

Doug Varone’s epilogue makes New York City premiere at BAM (photo © Erin Baiano)

BAM Fisher, Fishman Space
321 Ashland Pl.
June 5-8

Manhattan-based Doug Varone and Dancers will perform their seven-part look into intimacy and faith, the spiritual and the secular, in the shelter of the fold, at BAM Fisher June 5-8, featuring the New York City premiere of an epilogue. The hundred-minute piece is choreographed by Varone, with original music by Lesley Flanigan, Julia Wolfe, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Raz Mesinai, and Kevin Keller, performed live by Flanigan, PUBLIQuartet, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. The lighting is by David Grill and David Ferri, with costumes by Liz Prince. The evening-length piece comprises the sextet horizon, the duet folded, the trio shelter, the duet field, mass for twelve dancers, the solo solo, and epilogue for eight dancers. The sections, five of which debuted in 2016 at Purchase, are interrelated but can stand alone; folded, with a score by Wolfe, was commissioned by BAM for the company’s thirtieth anniversary season in 2017. The troupe consists of Courtney Barth, Hollis Bartlett, Bradley Beakes, Jake Bone, Whitney Dufrene, Hsiao-Jou Tang, Doug Varone, Aya Wilson, and Ryan Yamauchi with Ross Honaker, DeQuan Lewis, Paulina Meneses, Amber Morgan, and Paul Singh. “Each creative process is a tremendously collaborative event with the dancers, embracing all of our imaginations, instincts, and artistry. My thanks and love to them for being such great, caring allies in the creation of the many dances that fall from my brain,” Varone says in the program.

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