Doug Varone and Dancers to perform at Bates

New York dance phenomenon Doug Varone and Dancers will perform Let’s Dance: The Cabaret at 8 p.m., Nov. 6, in the Clifton Dagget Gray Athletic Building, 130 Central Ave. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and students and may be purchased by calling the box office at 207-786-6161.

Set to the energetic music of the swing generation, including tunes recorded by Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton and Woody Herman, the witty 1996 hit features a post-performance audience dance party.

The dance depicts structures and forms of popular American social dances from the 1940s, while the choreography is purely contemporary. The New York Times said “Mr. Varone winds through the evening like a rubber-bodied, enjoyably manic Lindy Hopper who has just been dropped into a modern dance performance.”

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