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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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By Steve Sucato » 11:00 AM

In celebration of its 10th anniversary season, LehrerDance, Buffalo’s globetrotting professional dance company, returns to  the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Mainstage Theater on Oct. 1 to open the center’s 2016-17 M&T Bank Dance Series. Led by former Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago star and UB grad Jon... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One of the world’s oldest dance forms, Indian classical dance has survived for the past 3,000 years by adhering to its traditions. One important tradition is dance students honoring their guru (teacher) in performance. Graduates and alumni of Buffalo’s Natya School of Indian Classical Dance will pay homage to their... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, September 14, 2016

National Live Creative Day is a newly minted national holiday. Make it a good one. Wear a splashy hat. Pack a creative lunch. Do a chalk drawing. Pick up a cheap notebook and start a bullet journal. Then, think big. Buffalo is a creative town.  The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has art classes. ("Paint Like... Read More

By Alyssa Fisher » Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Balé de Rua dance troupe landed in Buffalo on Tuesday evening, a few days before their weekend performances at Artpark. On Wednesday, they headed to Canalside. The Brazilian dance company held a pop-up performance on the Canalside boardwalk to meet the community and promote Baila Brazil, a celebration of... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The minstrel boy to the war has gone. Twenty years ago, “Riverdance” took Irish music and dance and made it thunder with military precision. The drums, pipes, fiddles, rock star lighting, clouds of smoke and dry ice, and leather-clad dancers took the world by storm. They spawned a number of knock-off acts, all loud and... Read More

By Melinda Miller » Sunday, April 24, 2016

The title of “The Yeats Project” implies something workmanlike and studious, while the reality of “The Yeats Project” on the Irish Classical Theatre Company’s stage is the exact opposite. The show literally has wings. Through an inspired collaboration with Lehrer Dance and Torn Space Theater, the spiritual... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Thursday, April 21, 2016

Proof of the adage “Good things come to those who wait,” Thursday night’s long-awaited performance by Richmond Ballet and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in “The Rite of Spring” at UB Center for the Arts’ Mainstage Theatre had everything: excitement, drama, pathos, thrilling music and exceptional dancing.... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Monday, April 18, 2016

Postponed by Buffalo’s November storm of 2014, “The Rite of Spring” will finally take the stage at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts’ Mainstage Theatre on April 21. A collaboration between the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Richmond Ballet, the concert was initially organized as a celebration for... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Tuesday, April 12, 2016

It will be a homecoming for Batavia natives Joseph Cotler and Robert Tyler when Koresh Dance Company makes its debut at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts’ Mainstage Theatre on April 15. Cotler and Tyler, both former students of Cotler’s mother Robin’s studio, Images in Dance, are now members of... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Thursday, March 10, 2016

The story of Chinese immigrants who came to the American South in the 18th and early 19th centuries is one of hardship, discrimination and segregation. Their plight serves as the inspiration for New York City-based HT Chen and Dancers latest work, “South of Gold Mountain.” Excerpts of it, along with other repertory... Read More

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