175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Description: Whether creating whirlwinds of movement that dazzle with complexity or tracing the interior landscape of terse gesture, Doug Varone places indelible humanity at the core of his work. For its 25th Anniversary season, the company will perform the New York premiere of Oratorio, set to Mozart's mythic oratorio "La Betulia Liberata," as well as another new work. The season also includes Boats Leaving, Varone's 2006 Bessie Award winning work; Ballet Mécanique, which he set to George Antheil's iconoclastic score from 1925, and his hallmark solo, Nocturne. Company website: http://www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm Dance Chat: Wed, Oct 10 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)
Venue Description: The Joyce Theater, founded in 1982, is a performance venue in Chelsea dedicated to dance and the related arts of music, design, and theater. The Joyce supports and promotes all styles of dance and strives to educate a diverse audience about this art form. It has hosted more than 270 New York City-based, national, and international dance companies and welcomes an audience of about 140,000 each year to its 472-seat theater. The space originally was the Elgin Theater, a 1941 movie house, but was renovated by architect Hugh Hardy into the patterned brick, art-deco building it is today. Since 1996 The Joyce has also operated Joyce SoHo in lower Manhattan, a more intimate dance center equipped with two dance studios and a 74-seat performance space. The Joyce partners with NYC schools, arts institutions, and community organizations to bring dance education to diverse audiences and integrate the arts into classroom learning. Its school programs reach more than 2,000 students and teachers in K-12th grade. The Joyce also hosts Family Matinees, specially priced afternoon performances geared toward audiences ages 6-14 and their families. To further increase children?s exposure to dance, the theater offers a Joyce Jr. membership. The Joyce?s Dance Humanities Series offers post-performance discussions with artistic directors and dancers, and its free Dance Talks program (held at Joyce SoHo) presents conversations and open rehearsals for artists and audiences. Its sister venue, Joyce SoHo, is located at 155 Mercer Street, between Houston and Prince Streets. The Joyce Theater box office is open daily noon-6pm and through curtain time on performance days.
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