"Varone has produced some of modern dance's most engrossing works. Sense and Sensitivity seep into his plotless pieces as we watch them. The viewer is ensnared."

Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times
 

"Doug Varone and Dancers”—Joyce Theater Season"
Dance View Times, New York Edition. Review by Susan Reiter
November 13, 2006

"Doug Varone and Dancers: Joyce Theater, New York"
Financial Times review by Hillary Ostlere
November 2, 2006

"Take Me With You"
The Village Voice review by Deborah Jowitt
November 1 – 7, 2006

"Two Fresh Varone Masterpieces Embody Loss and Joy of Coupling"
Bloomberg News review by Tobi Tobias
October 25, 2006

"That Doug Varone is one shifty choreographer"
Newsday review by Apollinaire Scherr
October 27, 2006

"Varone Steps into the Breach"
The News and Observer review by Linda Belans
July 7, 2006

"The Essence of Great Art"
Classical Voice of North Carolina review by Kate Dobbs Ariail
July, 2006

"Doug Varone and Dancers"
The Washington Post review by Lisa Traiger
April 17, 2006

"Doug Varone and Dancers: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco"
Dance View Times, Letter from San Francisco review by Rita Felciano
April 17, 2006

"Varone Dancers—Almost Airborne"
ArtsSanFrancisco.com review by Paul Hertelendy
April 10-17, 2006

"Doug Varone and Dancers: Castles, The Thing of the World, Rise"
CultureVulture.net review by Michael Wade Simpson
April 8, 2006

"Varone and Company Rise to the Occasion"
Critical Dance review by Ra Hir
April 8, 2006

"The Invisible Man"
Backstage review by Lisa Jo Sagolla
November 4, 2005

"Moving Mythology"
The Village Voice review by Michael Feingold
October 7, 2005

"Euridice Returns (again)"
The Village Voice review by Deborah Jowitt
October 17, 2005

"The New New Things"
New York Magazine review by Peter G. Davis
October 5, 2005

"Varone Brings Artful Vision to Presentation of Modern Dance"
Buffalo News review by Steve Sucato
February 28, 2005

"Varone Serves Buffet of Rich Dance"
Kansas City Star review by Paul Horsley
February 7, 2005

"When edgy men dance into the ring"
Toronto Star review by Susan Walker
November 5, 2004

"Varone’s Bach Exercises: ‘Deconstructing English’ Puts Emotional Pieces Together"
The Washington Post review by Sarah Kaufman
November 4, 2004

"Varone moved by the elegance of form"
timesunion.com review by Tresca Weinstein
June 13, 2004

"Fearful Symmetry"
Metroland review by Mae G. Banner
June 1, 2004

"Madcap 'Barber of Seville' razor-sharp"
Denver Post review by Kyle MacMillan
Summer 2004

"A Weekend in New York"
Dance View Times, Washington D.C. Edition review by Clare Croft
February 5-7, 2004

"Varone's complex choreography packs punch"
Boston Herald review by Theodore Bale
March 6, 2004

"Varone’s Passionate Whirlwind: Emotions, Honest and Urgent"
New York Observer review of Joyce 2004 by Robert Gottlieb
February 16, 2004

"O.D.'ing on Beauty"
Village Voice review of Joyce 2004 by Deborah Jowitt
February 13, 2004

"Russian Romance"
Danceviewnewyork.com review of Joyce 2004 by Nancy Dalva
February 9, 2004

"Exhaustive Exhilaration"
Newsday review of Joyce 2004 by Sylviane Gold
February 7, 2004

Eye on Dance review of Joyce 2004 by Celia Ipiotis
February 7, 2004

"Doug Varone reminds what dance can do with world premiere of 'Castles'"
Associated Press review of Joyce 2004 by Claudia La Rocco
February 5, 2004

"A Choreographer's Minimalism Reveals Its Emotional Content"
New York Times review of Symphony Space 2003 by Anna Kisselgoff
June 11, 2003

"Dance That's Out of This World"
Newsday review of Symphony Space 2003 by Sylviane Gold
June 7, 2003

"Dancing dances and telling stories"
Toronto Star review of Toronto Performance by Susan Walker
February 13, 2003

"Down-Home Doin's, Through Mixed Media"
New York Times review of The Bottomland by Anna Kisselgoff
December 9, 2002

"My Mean Old Kentucky Home"
Newsday review of The Bottomland by Sylviane Gold

December 7, 2002

"Doug Varone Projects His Vision With Color, Motion"
Washington Post review of U of Maryland Performance by Pamela Squires

September 14 , 2002

"One National Park Is Part of the Dance at Another"
New York Times review of Wolftrap Performance by Stephen Kinzer

August 27, 2002

"Bluegrass & Blue Grass"
Washington Post review of Wolftrap Performance by Lisa Traiger
August 26, 2002

"Choreography takes center stage"
The News&Observer review of ADF 2002 by Susanna Rodell
July 6, 2002

"Struggle for Beauty"
Village Voice review of Joyce 2001 by Deborah Jowitt
December 19 - 25, 2001

"Wallflower Blooms in a Loving Crowd"
NY Times review of Joyce 2001 Program A by Anna Kisselgoff
December 15, 2001

"Assaulting the Senses and Doing the Opposite"
NY Times review of Joyce 2001 Program B by Anna Kisselgoff
December 13, 2001

"In a Whirlwind of Calm and Frenzy"
Newsday - New York review of Joyce 2001 by Sylviane Gold
December 13, 2001

"'Ballet Mecanique' eerily reflects N. Y. tragedy"
Chicago Sun-Times review of Dance Center of Columbia College Performance by Hedy Weiss
October 7, 2001

"Dancing to a century of alienation"
Chicago Tribune review of Dance Center of Columbia College
Performance by Sid Smith
October 6, 2001

"Sight, sound, spectacle"
Denver Post review of Orpheus and Eurydice by Kyle MacMillan
May 8, 2001

"Doug Varone and Dancers: Neither"
Backstage review of Neither by Lisa Jo Sagolla
January 5-11, 2001

"Peeling Down to the Core"
Village Voice review of Neither by Deborah Jowitt
December 13 - 19, 2001

"Within These Walls"
Jewish Week review of Neither by Susan Josephs
December 8, 2000

"Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors"
The Dance Insider review of Neither by Susan Yung
December 5, 2000

 

 
   

"Daring dances on a human scale"
Boston Globe article by Karen Campbell
March 5, 2004

"Works With a New Ring In the Wake of Sept. 11"
New York Times preview of Joyce 2001 by Jennifer Dunning
December 9, 2001

"Something Special to Say"
Newsday - New York preview of Joyce 2000 by Valerie Gladstone
January 2, 2000

"A Knave of hearts"
TimeOut New York preview of Joyce 1998 by Gia Kourlas
January 2, 2000

"A choreographer's choreographer"
The Phildelphia Inquirer review by Elizabeth Zimmer
January 7, 1999

Interview of Doug by Tony Phillips

 
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