The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Lehrer Dance with 10,000 Maniacs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m.
For the fourth straight year Lehrer Dance, Buffalo's very own internationally touring professional dance company, kicks off the M&T Bank Dance Series with its trademark blend of artistry and athleticism.
This year's performance will feature two world premieres, including "Chukchi" and "Like A Dream In The Night." "Chukchi" is a tribute to the people of Anadyr, Russia, for their inspiration during Lehrer Dance's 2014 visit. "Like A Dream In The Night" features the company joined by 10,000 Maniacs in a piece featuring some of the band's biggest hits, as well as several new songs. The program also will include Lehrer Dance audience favorites "Cash or Check?" "Murmur," "Femeie De Lume" and "Loose Canon."
Lehrer Dance counts three UB Theatre & Dance alumni among their ranks: Cristiana Cavallo (BFA, 2014); Colleen Walsh (BFA, 2010); and founder/Artistic Director Jon Lehrer (BFA, 2010). Walsh was raised in Buffalo, as were her fellow company members Rachael Humphrey and Ryan Moguel.
will tour Europe for four weeks and Russia for two weeks in early 2016.
Tickets for Lehrer Dance with 10,000 Maniacs are available at the center box office (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays) and tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. Groups can call 716-645-6771. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.lehrerdance.org and www.maniacs.com.