Zodiaque Dance Company to Open 37th Season on Oct. 20

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: September 21, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company "The 37th Season" Oct. 20-24 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. Performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Zodiaque Dance Company's signature fall program will feature a spectacular run of dance infused with muscle, movement and explosive chemistry. The concert features wildly diverse and technical works by members of the dance faculty, returning alumni and guests that include new works by: Ashley Currey, Tressa Gorman Crehan, Michael Hitzel, Matt Pardo and Kerry Ring. Highlighted will be Melanie Aceto's group work, Portage, which was performed over the summer at the Inside/Out series at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass. Once again, the breathtaking energy of Jon Lehrer's work Iambus will sweep across the Drama Theatre stage. The meditative duet, Assent, by Anne Burnidge which will be performed at the DUMBO Dance Festival, in Brooklyn, N.Y., will complete the distinct programming. Under the artistic direction of Tom Ralabate and managing director Tressa Gorman Crehan, Zodiaque continues to be an innovative force in university dance for the multifaceted choreographer and dancer.

Tickets for Zodiaque Dance Company are $18 general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at all Ticketmaster locations, including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000. For group sales, call 716-645-6771. For more information, call 716-645-2787. Students (of any school) must present valid student ID at the Center for the Arts Box Office to receive discount.