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UB Theatre & Dance presents Zodiaque Dance Company

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Tue, Feb 21st 2017 02:05 pm

43rd spring season

The University at Buffalo theater and dance department will present Zodiaque Dance Company from March 1-5. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. All performances will be held in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 students (any school) and seniors. They're available at the UBCFA box office (noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday) and tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.theatredance.buffalo.edu.

This Zodiaque Dance Company concert embodies the founding vision of presenting various classical styles alongside new works that stretch the definition of what dance can be. For this 43rd spring concert, Zodiaque presents works by faculty Melanie Aceto, Anne Burnidge, Jenna DelMonte and Kerry Ring. Other contributions include works by two Zodiaque alum (Chicago-based tap artist Richard Ashworth and artist in residence Jon Lehrer) and two guest choreographers (DeSales University Dance faculty Julia Mayo and Bessie Award-winner Jennifer Nugent). All works are captured by the lighting design of Jeremiah King.

Guest costume designer Jen Dasher, in collaboration with theater and dance professor Jon Shimon, have created LED-based costumes for two choreographic works. In the spirit of innovation, this collaboration was funded by the Morris Visiting Artist Fund, and provided an opportunity for computer science and design technology students to develop, code and construct the high-tech costumes.‚Äč

The UB department of theater and dance's 2016-17 season takes inspiration from one of the five named UB 2020 themes: humanity.

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