Zodiaque to perform fall concert

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Published October 4, 2012

The Zodiaque Dance Company will present “1.2.3.4—Countdown to Celebration 40,” its fall concert, Oct. 17-21 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

“1.2.3.4—Countdown to Celebration 40,” which will begin the dawning of the 40th anniversary of Zodiaque Dance Company, is a four-day eruption of diverse programming that includes new and recent works by faculty and distinguished guests performed by students in the UB Department of Theatre and Dance.

Among the highlights are group works choreographed by UB dance faculty members Melanie Aceto; Tressa Gorman Crehan; Jon Lehrer, who also serves as artistic director of LehrerDance; and Kerry Ring. Invited guest choreography includes a new work by Nailah Bellinger, international choreographer and teaching artist at Harvard University. Bellinger’s new work is sponsored through the generosity of First Niagara Bank.

Adding contemporary classicism to the program is a work by guest artist John Magnus, former artistic director of Joffrey Ballet in New York City, and now artistic director of Poland Festival Ballet.

The concert also will feature work by Amy Van Kirk, a 2005 graduate of UB’s dance program who recently completed an MFA in Dance at the University of Arizona.

Tickets for Zodiaque Dance Company are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the CFA box office. To charge tickets call 888-223-6000. For more information call 645-2787.