Doug Varone and Dancers was one of eight companies selected from a highly competitive pool of 55 U.S. and international applicants. A publication of the winning Touring Award projects will be available in January 2017, each with its own tour coordinator. NEFA's National Dance Project is widely recognized as one of the country's major sources of funding for the creation and touring of dance.
PREMIERE: IN THE SHELTER OF THE FOLD
Choreography by Doug Varone
Music by Julia Wolfe, Lesley Flanigan, Geoff Gersh, Raz Mesinai, Kevin Keller, Glenn Kotche
Faith and belief take many forms, as do the acts of coping, questioning, and the expectations attached to it. Within this intensely intimate work, we explore the physicality of fulfillment and disappointment, and the tension between the comfort one finds in community and the stifling pressure to conform. in the shelter of the fold is comprised of a cycle of six imagistic dances that can be shown as stand-alone works or as an interrelated episodic event. The dance's score comprises works by six of the most innovative 21st century composers working today.