Doug Varone and Dancers will perform a program including Short Story with music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Rise, set to John Adams's Fearful Symmetries, and Varone's newest work entitled Alchemy (set to Daniel Variations by Steve Reich.) The music for Alchemy was inspired by the biblical Book of Daniel, as well as the words of Daniel Pearl, the American Jewish reporter kidnapped and murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in 2002. The links below will help you learn more about Doug Varone and Dancers, as well as the music included in this performance:
Reviews of performances by Doug Varone and Dancers from The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Books featuring interviews with and information about Doug Varone and other prominent choreographers.
A video recording of a version of Gustav Holst's The Planets, featuring the choreography of Doug Varone.
Recordings and scores of works by composer John Adams, including Fearful Symmetries, upon which Doug Varone's Rise is based.
Recordings of works by Steve Reich, as well as information on Daniel Pearl and the Book of Daniel.
AUDIO CLIP: An excerpt from Fearful Symmetries, by John Adams, upon which Doug Varone's Rise is based.