Release Date: January 3, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Kaleidescopika on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.
In a dazzling, sensory experience, LehrerDance, Buffalo's premier professional dance company, joins forces with chamber music quartet Cordis to unveil Kaleidascopika -- "the art of unfolding." In this new production, LehrerDance and Cordis offer a sight and sound experience that melds the athleticism of dance, the excitement of multimedia and the euphoria of music into one breathtaking performance.
LehrerDance is an inspiring and innovative contemporary dance company based in Buffalo. Under the direction of Jon Lehrer, the company showcases 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.
For more than a decade the contemporary quartet Cordis has been redefining contemporary chamber music by fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create their signature sound. Traditional instruments like the cello, piano and percussion are paired with one-of-a-kind creations such as the electric mbira, melodica and the world's longest playing cylinder-driven music box. Intriguing instrumentation and a unique perspective on 21st century chamber music weave their way into any given performance.
Tickets for Kaleidescopika featuring LehrerDance & Cordis are $26.50 general admission and $11.50 for students (all schools). Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations, including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For more information call 716-645-2787.