Award-Winning Choreographer and Director Comes to Coker

For more information contact Christian Stryker 843.383.8068

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College welcomes the award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone and Dancers to campus on November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Theater. Varone and Dancers will bring to the Watson stage charismatic, lyrical and lush movement.  The program features pieces from Varone’s newest work, Chapters from a Broken Novel, set to music by award-winning composer David Van Tieghem (Broadway’s Doubt, Frozen, etc.).

Varone takes inspiration from evocative phrases and descriptive language that he has collected in an ongoing journal of photos, illustrations and conversations to form interconnected short stories that depict human nature at its most naked and vulnerable, expressive and poignant. The two pieces that will be shown are called Lux, an energetic work that embodies Varone’s signature flowing movement style set to Philip Glass’ The Light and Castles, featuring music by Sergei Prokofiev.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children, seniors and Coker faculty and staff. Admission for Coker students is free.

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For more information on the Coker performance contact Angela Gallo at 843-383-8381.

The presentation of Doug Varone and Dancers was made possible in part by the Black Creek Arts Council, which receives funding from the Sonoco Foundation, the South Carolina Arts Commission, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts fund of the Costal Community Foundation of SC and The National Endowment for the Arts. In part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the National Dance Project, a program administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Major support for the National Dance Project is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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Founded in 1908, Coker College is an independent, comprehensive college with a liberal arts core required of all students. Coker provides quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom that prepare graduates for professional and personal success. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Coker one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review rates Coker a "Best Southeastern College" based on academic reputation and student satisfaction.


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