Doug Varone and Dancers' "The Scrapbook: 10 Months, 10 Letters, 10 Stories, 10 Songs, 10 Films"
Doug Varone and Dancers
Join Doug Varone and Dancers for its 2021 New York Season, The Scrapbook: 10 Months 10 Letters 10 Stories 10 Songs 10 Films. It will premiere episodically over three evenings, April 19, 21, and 23, at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Tickets for the NY Season are $20 (includes all three episodes).
A scrapbook shared between a grandmother and grandson during the first 10 months of the pandemic gives us a glimpse into their locked-down worlds and beyond. Turning the pages, we find letters they exchange, memorabilia from the past and the present, and a parallel narrative of personal stories unfolding in short films set to music of the 40s and 50s.
“The Scrapbook is the culmination of a project that started with the creation of individual short films for company dancers,” Mr. Varone explained. “As the project progressed, the films evolved into an interactive website which weaves the films into one narrative.”
Episode 1 - Monday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. EDT
- What’s This, featuring Aya Wilson with music and recorded by Gene Krupa
- Fever, featuring Hollis Bartlett and Nattie Trogdon with music and lyrics by Little Willie John and recorded by The McCoys
- Mad About the Boy, featuring Bradley Beakes with music and lyrics by Noel Coward and recorded by Dinah Washington
Episode 2 - Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. EDT
- My Funny Valentine, featuring DeQuan Lewis with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and recorded by Chet Baker
- Don’t Explain, featuring Whitney Dufrene with music and lyrics by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr., and recorded by Helen Merrill
- I Can’t Get Started, featuring Courtney Barth and Ryan Yamauchi with music by Vernon Duke, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and recorded by Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
Episode 3 - Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. EDT
- Temptation, featuring Michael Trusnovec with music and lyrics by Tom Waits and recorded by Diana Krall
- Let Yourself Go, featuring Jake Bone with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and recorded by Mark Murphy
- Time After Time, featuring Doug Varone with music by Sammy Cahn, lyrics by Jule Styne, and recorded by Dinah Washington
Almost Like Being in Love, featuring Doug Varone with music by Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and recorded by Nat King Cole
All episodes are 20 minutes and start at 7:30 p.m. EDT
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