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Doug Varone and Dancers Open Spring Performing Arts Season

Hamilton College Performing Arts begins the spring semester with a modern dance performance featuring Doug Varone and Dancers, presented by the Mohawk Valley Dance Partnership, on Saturday, Jan. 25.  This and all performing arts events will take place at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.

On Friday, Jan. 24, more than 600 local elementary and middle school students will attend a preview performance of Doug Varone and Dancers at Hamilton College. Schools sending students to the performance include Watson Williams in Utica (200 students) , Lourdes in Utica and Roberts School in Syracuse.

Since its founding in 1986, Doug Varone and Dancers has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility and technical prowess. On the concert stage, in opera, theater and on the screen, Varone’s kinetically thrilling dances make essential connections and mine the complexity of the human spirit. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone’s work can take one’s breath away.

The Mohawk Valley Dance Partnership is a consortium of organizations that advances an understanding of dance across a broad spectrum of the community, inspiring people to make dance a meaningful part of their lives.  Established in 1995 the consortium combines the talents and resources of community partners Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and Hamilton College.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. Discounts are available for Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute members.  All seating is general admission. For more information, call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.

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