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By Reuben Wolf » Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A celebration of Chinese New Year will be hosted by the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7. The event is organized by the Chinese Club of Western New York, the largest nonprofit promoter of Chinese culture around, and UB’s Confucius Institute, which promotes artistic and language-based... Read More

Thursday, December 31, 2015

You’ve been impressed by their dancing watching from the comfort of your couch - imagine how much more dazzling “Dancing with the Stars” is live.The new “Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Dance All Night Tour” visits the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center in Niagara Falls for performances... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Tuesday, December 22, 2015

When the late-night host Conan O’Brien welcomed Dick Van Dyke to the couch of his TBS television show last week, they started talking dance. A flash-mob dance, in this case, one that happened a few days earlier in honor of Van Dyke’s 90th birthday. They shared a laugh as O’Brien called Van Dyke “the pope of... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Sunday, December 6, 2015

There are few things better to supercharge your holiday spirit than watching dozens of children onstage performing a timeless Christmas classic. Such was the case on Saturday as the American Academy of Ballet took to the stage at the UB Center for the Arts to deliver the first of three shows celebrating its 20th... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Give for Greatness, the local arts philanthropy founded by then-Artvoice publisher Jamie Moses in the wake of the 2011 cultural funding crisis, has named its latest round of grantees. The grants, administered by Arts Services Initiative, will be awarded in $1,000 allotments to these 30 organizations, chosen from 83... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Saturday, November 28, 2015

San Francisco Ballet founder and artistic director Willam Christensen, credited with the first complete performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet in the United States on Christmas Eve 1944, couldn’t have foreseen the love affair American audiences would have with the ballet in the decades since – making it one of this... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Unlike many dance forms in which the performers seek to have their dancing look effortless, classical Flamenco celebrates its performers’ facial expressions showing passionate physical strain, coupling it with a fiery “take that” attitude. Madrid-based Compañia Flamenca José... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In his 1989 hit “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” singer Billy Joel famously belts out the lyrics “We didn’t start the fire … It was always burning … Since the world’s been turning.” Dancer Jose Porcel sings a similar tune about his beloved art form flamenco. The... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The esteemed Dance Theatre of Harlem is returning to Buffalo for the second time since its re-launch in 2012 for a performance at 8 p.m. Friday in Shea's Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.). The organization, founded in 1969 by revered choreographer and dancer Arthur Mitchell, is a three-pronged outfit that boasts... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Saturday, October 3, 2015

It may have been cold, raw and damp outside on Saturday night, but inside, in the Mainstage Theatre at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus, things were red hot. Lehrer Dance Company, the homegrown troupe that has earned worldwide acclaim in recent years, took the stage before a sold-out crowd for a one-night... Read More

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