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DURHAM, NC: American Dance Festival Presents Doug Varone and Dancers

DURHAM, NC: American Dance Festival Presents Doug Varone and Dancers


American Dance Festival


Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke
125 Science Dr
Durham, NC 27708


Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 7:30pm



American Dance Festival

Program: To My Arms/Restore
Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes including one intermission
Tickets: $35–$54

To My Arms/Restore is a new two-part work embodying Doug Varone’s decades-long choreographic fascination with the profoundly emotional and the immensely physical. Set to a suite of arias by G. F. Handel, To My Arms builds a landscape of love and loss, evoking a strange otherworld of intimacy. In stark contrast, Restore feels as if it has been ripped out of today’s front pages, bringing a message of community, defiance, and resilience in a world recoiling and rebounding. Driven by the 21st-century sound of Nico Bentley’s Handel Remixed, the score fuses Handel’s 18th-century choral score Dixit Dominus with beats more commonly heard in clubs around the globe.

“If this work and these dancers can’t move you, I don’t know what would.”
– Dance Magazine

Sunday, June 23 at 7:30 pm *Post-Performance Discussion

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