BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at University at
Buffalo will present LehrerDance on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. in
the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North
Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.
For the first time in its 14-year history, the M&T Bank
Dance Series will include a local company. LehrerDance, Buffalo's
internationally renowned professional dance company, will kick off
the season with a stunning concert showcasing the company's
trademark blend of artistry and athleticism. The performance will
feature three world premieres: Murmur; Like 100 Men and Skeletons,
as well as three LehrerDance classics: The Alliance; Bridge and
Tunnel and A Ritual Dynamic.
LehrerDance is an inspiring and innovative professional dance
company based in Buffalo. Under the direction of Jon Lehrer, the
company showcases Lehrer's unique choreography and embodies his
definitive style. Lehrer's extensive background in both the modern
and jazz dance idioms fosters choreography that is organic,
artistic, accessible and often humorous, reflecting life experience
and the human condition.
The LehrerDance style is based on three main elements of
movement: Circularity, 3-Dimensionality and Momentum. These combine
to create a form best described as "Organically Athletic" -
integrating the approach and fluidity of modern dance with the
excitement and energy of jazz dance to create an expressive,
engrossing style of movement. LehrerDance is comprised of eight
individuals who bring their own unique skills to the LehrerDance
vernacular. From break-dancing to modern, ballet to gymnastics,
each dancer adds their own spice to the LehrerDance mix, keeping it
fresh and evolving.
About LehrerDance, Dance Magazine has said, "LehrerDance took
the house not so much by storm as by quantum physics… they
are on the cusp of jazz/modern fusion."
LehrerDance began in July 2007 and has already received much
international notoriety and critical acclaim. The company tours
extensively, bringing their trademark athletic, edge-of-your-seat
excitement to audiences around the world. LehrerDance will tour
Russia in December 2012 and Europe in November 2013. LehrerDance is
proud to be the professional dance company in partnership with the
UB Department of Theatre and Dance, helping the arts to thrive in
Western New York.
Tickets for LehrerDance are $26.50 general admission and $13.50
for students and children. Tickets are available at the Center for
the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
and tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. For more
information, call 716-645-2787 or visit http://www.ubcfa.org.