Award-winning choreographer Doug Varone featured in WSU’s December Dance Concert

Work by nationally renowned dancer and choreographer Doug Varone, WSU’s 2014-15 Allesee Artist in Residence, graces the Bonstelle stage during the December Dance Concert. Tickets range from $10-$20 and are available by calling (313) 577-2960, online at, or at the Hilberry Theatre box office, temporarily located at 4841 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock Street on the 3rd floor of Old Main.

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Award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone works in dance, theater, opera, film, television and fashion. He is a passionate educator and articulate advocate for dance. His work is extraordinary for its emotional range, kinetic breadth, and for the many arenas in which he works. His New York City-based Doug Varone and Dancers has been commissioned and presented to critical acclaim by leading international venues for nearly three decades. In 2008, Varone’s Bottomland, set in the Mammoth Caves of Kentucky, was the subject of the PBS Dance in America: Wolf Traps Face of America. Varone has created a body of concert dance works presented globally. Commissions include the Limón Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Rambert Dance Company (London), Martha Graham Dance Company, Dancemakers (Canada), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), Bern Ballet (Switzerland) and An Creative (Japan), among others. His dances have also been staged on more than 75 college and university programs. Varone received his BFA from Purchase College where he received the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007. He has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, an OBIE Award, two individual Bessie Awards, two American Dance Festival Doris Duke Awards, and four National Dance Project Awards.


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