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We are pleased to announce the 25th Anniversary Season of Doug Varone and Dancers!
The Company is poised for a terrific year: we opened with a week at the Joyce Theater from October 9-14, presenting the New York premiere of Carrugi, set to Mozart's mythic oratorio "La Betulia Liberata," as well as the world premiere of Able to Leap Tall Buildings, a duet that will be part of a longer new work premiering in February at the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival. The season also included revivals of Boats Leaving, Varone's 2006 Bessie Award winning work; Ballet Mécanique, set to George Antheil's iconoclastic score from 1925, Aperture (1994) and Rise (1993). Our gala celebration took place on Thursday, October 11th. It's was a great evening of dance, culminating with an after party at The Maritime Hotel. We were proud to honor our partnership with the 92nd Street Y this season and to welcome back many of our artists, collaborators and friends.
In addition to the Joyce in October, the Company will have a huge presence in New York this season:
- Metropolitan Opera production of Hector Berlioz's vast Les Troyens, with performances in December and January.
- FocusDance at the Joyce Theater, in conjunction with the annual Arts Presenters conference, in January.
- 92Y Harkness Dance Festival, where the Company will perform February 22-24 in another premiere.
- Residency programs include our Winter Intensive in NYC in January as well as our 14th annual Summer Workshop at the State University of New York in Brockport in June 2013.
While any and all amounts are welcome, here are some suggestions:
Silver Anniversary Season Sponsor - $5,000 and above
We will laud you from the rafters in all of our print and web materials related to our entire 25th anniversary season! You and a friend will be my guests at our gala and enjoy complimentary VIP seating at all three of our New York City venues this year: Joyce Theater, FocusDance, Harkness Dance Festival. We will also provide you with a DVD of our 25th anniversary season, along with the complete "Uncovering the Archives" - a limited DVD set including 25 full dances and mini-documentaries from the Company's archives.
Commissioning Club: New Works - $2,500
Your gift will be applied directly to the creation of a new work, for which you will be credited in perpetuity. Here is your chance to "own" a dance and be a guest at its premiere! We will also provide you with a DVD of our 25th anniversary season, along with the complete "Uncovering the Archives" - a limited DVD set including 25 full dances and mini-documentaries from the Company's archives.
Commissioning Club: Revivals - $1,000
As you can imagine, the revival of any work takes hours of preparation in both the studio and the theatre. Your support directly helps the process of recreating masterworks on our current Company from our 25-year repertory. New design elements are necessary to reimagine these works for new audiences. You will be listed in all Commissioning Club materials, and we are pleased to provide a complimentary DVD of our "Uncovering the Archives" mini-documentaries, which honor many of these dances.
Sponsor-a-Student - $750
Salute the future with a gift that provides a scholarship for a deserving young dancer to attend either next year's Winter Intensive in New York in January, or our Summer Workshop at The College at Brockport in June, and receive two complimentary tickets to our performance at the Harkness Dance Festival in February 2013.
The DOVA 25-to-Lifers - Up to $750
In our 25th Anniversary season, we are thrilled to recognize all of our friends whose gifts of any size provide us with the inspiration we need to do our best work. $700
pays for a new costume for one dancer; $500
pays for one week of rehearsal for one dancer; $250
covers a new video on our website; $100
pays for a hotel room for our tech director; $50
provides per diem for one day for a dancer on tour; $25
covers the nuts and bolts of our daily life ... you get the idea. All DOVA 25-to-Lifers will be enrolled in a raffle to win a free ticket to one of the Company's 92Y Harkness Dance Festival performances on February 22-24, 2013.
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If you have any questions or would like to make a donation on the phone please call Martha Neighbors, Executive Director at 212.279.3344.
Dova Inc. exists to explore and advance Doug Varone’s particular creative vision – capturing through movement the nuance and truth of human interaction. The company shares its work and process through performance, education and professional training.