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Susan Broili
July 24, 2014

ADF: Four Choreographers Dance ON THEIR BODIES
Kate Dobbs Ariail
July 23, 2014

The Four Soloists of ADF’s “On Their Bodies” Use Their Bodies to Show Us Their Souls at DPAC
Viki Atkinson
July 23, 2014

Doug Varone and Brenda Angiel a symbiotic pairing at BAM Fisher
Rachel Rizzuto
October 15, 2013

Eye on Dance
October 14, 2013

Dance Review: Doug Varone paints the extraordinary
By Jennifer Brewer
July 19, 2013

92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival
By Eva Yaa Asantewaa
February 22, 2013

The Dance Enthusiast
February 22, 2013

Doug Varone
Dance Magazine review by Susan Reiter
October 15, 2012

Able to Leap Tall Buildings: Doug Varone and Dancers at the Joyce Theater
NYC Dance Stuff review by Darrell Wood
October 14, 2012

Doug Varone and Dancers
Eye on the Arts review by Deborah Wingert
October 12, 2012

Simple but subtle: Doug Varone and Dancers celebrate 25 years with premieres and old favorites
The Star-Ledger review by Robert Johnson
October 12, 2012

Doug Varone’s Knowledge of Humans
The New Yorker review by Andrew Boynton
October 11, 2012

Doug Varone & Dancers at The Joyce
Oberon's Grove review
October 10, 2012

Doug Varone and Dancers
Edge Dallas review by Jenny Block
October 3, 2012

2011 American Dance Festival: Doug Varone and Dancers
World Dance Reviews review by Ali Duffy
July 11, 2011

Oh! The Humanity - Doug Varone and Dancers Show the Stories at ADF
CVNC review by Kate Dobbs Ariail
July 11, 2011

Doug Varone Writes the Book
Gay City News review by Gus Solomons Jr.
March 30, 2011

Doug Varone gets literary at the ICA
Boston Phoenix review by Marcia Siegel
March 25, 2011

Criticizing Dance: Follow the Heart or Mind? SundayArts Blog review by Susan Yung
March 24, 2011

Doug Varone Gives Chapters From a Broken Novel Its New York Premiere
Village Voice review by Deborah Jowitt
March 22, 2011

Doug Varone and Dancers’ Broken Novel SundayArts Blog review by Susan Yung
March 17, 2011

Dancers show off athleticism, raw feeling
Akron Beacon Journal review by Kerry Clawson
June 26, 2010

Stripped with Doug Varone and Dancers
iDanz review by Jessica Shahinian
February 7, 2010

The Summer Dance Festival Circuit: Doug Varone
by Max Hershenow
July 30, 2009

Doug Varone and Dancers dance
Journal News review by Robert Heisler
June 22, 2009

Varone's meditation on Daniel Pearl
New York Observer review by Robert Gottlieb
March 3, 2009

Murdered Reporter Pearl Evoked in 'Daniel'
Bloomberg review by Tobi Tobias
February 26, 2009

The ecstacy and the agony: Doug Varone rings emotional changes
Metro review by Elizabeth Zimmer
February 26, 2009

Doug Varone dreaming awake
New York Theatre Wire review by Jack Anderson
February 26, 2009

The murder of Daniel Pearl becomes unforgettable evening of dance
Star-Ledger review by Robert Johnson
February 25, 2009

Doug Varone Swims Deep Rivers
Village Voice review by Deborah Jowitt
February 25, 2009

Alchemy and ghosts
SundayArts-Channel 13 blog by Susan Yung
February 20, 2009

Minnesota Opera's 'Faust' a devilish dyad of arts
Pioneer Press-review by Rob Hubbard
January 25, 2009

Dance pieces combine in powerful alchemy
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review review by Mark Kanny
November 25, 2008

Varone's moves vary from a quiet touch to 'Alchemy'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review by Jane Vranish
November 24, 2008

Varone's "Alchemy" works its anguished magic
Donald Rosenberg / Plain Dealer Dance Critic
October 5, 2008

ADF show earns cheers, applause
SUSAN BROILI : The Herald-Sun
July 9, 2008

Long Leaf scores with 'Orpheus and Euridice'
Roy C. Dicks, Correspondent
June 28, 2008

Fast or Slow--As You Like It
Doug Varone and Dancers “Lux,” “Home” and “Boats Are Leaving”
April 22, 2008

Doug Varone and Dancers head straight for poetry
Ann Murphy, Correspondent
April 21, 2008

Doug Varone and Dancers
Becca Hirschman, Ballet - Dance Magazine
April 20, 2008

Doug Varone and dancers bring bigger world to Maui’s shores
Jule Wind, The Maui News
January 31, 2008

Finding the Elgar We Know and One We Don’t
Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
July 10, 2007

The Varone Company: Stylish, Kinetic, Ravishing
Robert Gottlieb, The New York Observer
July 10, 2007

Doug Varone Divides Opinion; Bayadere Challenges A.B.T.
Dense Terrain is ambitious, exciting and moving—but not everyone sees it that way
May 22, 2007

Dancers Couple, Grapple in Doug Varone's `Dense Terrain' at BAM
Tobi Tobias,
May 18, 2007

Making moves on opera
LI choreographer Doug Varone melds music, story and modern dance
May 14, 2007

Venturing Out of the City and Into Creation
Joy Goodwin, The New York Times
May 13, 2007

Dance performance brilliant, invigorating
Marc Shulgold, Rocky Mountain News
April 30, 2007

Varone choreographs a return as star
Kyle MacMillan, Denver Post Fine Arts Critic
April 25, 2007

"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, 2006

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

"Doug Varone and Dancers”—Joyce Theater Season
Dance View Times, New York Edition. Review by Susan Reiter
October 25, 2006

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

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

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

"Varone Dancers—Almost Airborne" review by Paul Hertelendy
April 10, 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 8, 2006

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

"Doug Varone and Dancers: Castles, The Thing of the World, Rise" review by Michael Wade Simpson
April 7, 2006

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

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

"Moving Mythology"
The Village Voice review by Michael Feingold
October 7, 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" 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
June 1, 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" 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

"A Weekend in New York"
Dance View Times, Washington D.C. Edition review by Clare Croft
February 5, 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, 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
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, 2001

"Peeling Down to the Core"
Village Voice review of Neither by Deborah Jowitt
December 13, 2000

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

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Preview: Heinz-Poll Summer Dance Series
Cool Cleveland interview with Thomas Ward by Elsa Johnson and Victor Lucas
June 21, 2010

Dancers learn on-the-spot creativity in UA classes
Akron Beacon Journal article by Kerry Clawson
June 16, 2010

Doug Varone and Dancers back to teach students from colleges nationwide at UA
Akron Beacon Journal preview by Kerry Clawson
June 6, 2010

Daniel Pearl inspired choreographer's work
Washington Jewish Week article by Lisa Traiger
February 3, 2010

No Rest at the Pillow
Chronogram Magazine
May 27, 2009

"Moscow double date for Doug Varone, dancers"
Moscow Times preview by Zsofia Budai
April 28, 2009

Doug Varone with Susan Yung
Brooklyn Rail interview by Susan Yung
February 15, 2009

"Just Do It-Doug Varone and Dancers"
Philadelphia Citypaper preview by Deni Kasrel
December 3, 2008

"A Double Dose of Doug Varone in Cultural District"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette preview by Jane Vranish
November 20, 2008

"Varone's 'Alchemy' brings good from tragedy"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review feature by Mark Kanny
November 16, 2008

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

Neither World
Interview of Doug Varone by Tony Phillips
January 1, 1999

"A Knave of hearts"
TimeOut New York preview of Joyce 1998 by Gia Kourlas
February 12, 1998

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"Varone's ability to convey depths of emotion through highly charged, physically exciting choreography has made him a rarity among his generation."
The New York Times

“Certainly, other contemporary directors have merged music and theater in vibrant new ways. But Varone adds the third component of movement, turning his productions into swirling, nonstop visual extravaganzas, which are as innovative and exciting as anything happening not just in regional opera but the field at large. A four-star triumph in every way.”
Denver Post

“An evening of Doug Varone’s choreography is a feast of tens of thousands of individual moments, from the intricate to the mundane, from the witty to the emotionally charged. Wonderfully Inventive. Exhilarating.”
Kansas City Star

“Varone dancers are kinetically thrilling. They go all the way, both when they’re in vivid, rushing motion and when they’re in deep stillness.”
New York Observer

“Varone seems to have taken all that he has been involved with, including film, opera and photography, to create this deep, poetic, prescient work.”
(NC) News & Observer

“Superb dancers. Varone’s choreography – with its hesitations, awkward tenderness, bravery, and belligerence – emphasizes their humanity. Images surfacing from the full-bodied dancing stir memories and run along our nerves.”
Village Voice

“Two works I would dare to call masterpieces: Boat’s Leaving and Castles.”

“Three engrossing works, brilliant performers, an endlessly imaginative choreographer. One spectacular, invigorating night of dance.”
Rocky Mountain News

“Doug Varone and Dancers command attention as soon as the curtain goes up. Rarely do you find a choreographer so dedicated to the full and generous complexity of the human spirit. Many choreographers can create interesting movement; few can make it mean so much.”
Chicago Tribune

“There's more information in one minute of dance by Doug Varone than most choreographers manage to squeeze into far lengthier works.”
Boston Herald

“Varone drenches his choreography in emotionality. An exquisite program of works, recent and established, that showcased top-notch dancing from the nine-member company as it celebrates two decades.”
Washington Post

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E.J. Thomas Hall/University of Akron
October 4, 2008

Dance Out of Darkness
Doug Varone's newest work draws on music and tragedy.
Dance Magazine
October 1, 2008

Pillow Notes
Jacobs Pillow
November 20, 2003

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