M&T Bank Dance Series to Sponsor New Irish Dance and Music Production The StepCrew

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: October 2, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The StepCrew on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. It is also sponsored in part by Monaco's Violin Shop & Music Center. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m.

The StepCrew is the new international dance production featuring the world's top talents in Irish Step, Ottawa Valley and modern tap dancing, as well as fiddling. The StepCrew takes traditional dance forms and fiddling to new heights.

Featuring a cast of seven outstanding dancers, The StepCrew seamlessly transitions through traditional classics, modern interpretations of Celtic dances and electrifying new compositions created for their debut tour. The StepCrew features and was founded by Jon Pilatzke (Chieftains/Bowfire), Stephanie Cadman (Bowfire), Cara Butler (The Chieftains), Nathan Pilatzke (The Chieftains) and Dan Stacey (Seven Nations).

The 12-member troupe also includes a female vocalist and a four-piece band, featuring some of the leading musicians on the scene today, as well as choreographer/dancer Sarah Uddin and Joe Dwyer (Riverdance).

Tickets for The StepCrew are $23.50 general admission and $13 for students (any school). Tickets are available in 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; in Canada 416-870-8000. 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.