2006 | 22 minutes | 8 dancers
Music by Philip Glass, The Light
Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel
Costume Design by Liz Prince
Luxuriant. Lux is all about freedom. It is what dancing really feels like, the kind of dancing I might dream about: loose and sweeping in a spirit of exultation. Varone puts the beating heart at the center of his work. Beginning with Varones meditative, resilient exploration of the space around him, Lux seems to progress toward optimism, as a projected moon slowly rises on the backdrop, and the performers take pleasure in their richly convivial celebration. Lux sates you with dancing, but youre still reluctant to leave the feast. -THE WASHINGTON POST
Lux premiered on October 24, 2006 at the Joyce Theater in NYC and was solely commissioned by the Daniel and Dianne Vapnek Family Fund. It was created, in part, while in residence at Summerdance, Santa Barbara, CA.
Photo by Grant Halverson © The American Dance Festival