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LehrerDance to Perform Oct. 6 at UB as Part of M&T Bank Dance Series

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: September 5, 2012

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.