Zodiaque Dance Company Opens Its 36th Season

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: January 15, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company on Feb 18-21 and Feb. 26-28 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

UB's Zodiaque Dance Company is rapidly establishing itself as one of higher education's most promising ensembles for cultivating young professional dancers. Zodiaque alumni and current company members can be seen gracing the covers and feature articles in such leading trade magazines as: Dance StudioLife, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine and Dance Teacher Magazine.

This spring, the diversity of motion and innovative programming continues and will be captured by eight distinguished choreographers expanding the company's eclectic repertoire. The concert will feature: the critically acclaimed and time-honored work Miserere, by celebrated Canadian choreographer David Earle; the sweeping energy of Jon Lehrer's Iambus, the artistic director of LehrerDance; a hip-hop concert work by Teena Custer from Slippery Rock University; the enchanting music of Ravel's Boléro choreographed by Zodiaque Artistic Director Tom Ralabate; alumni guest choreography by Lindsay Katherine Guarino from Salve Regina and Providence College; and new works by UB faculty members Melanie Aceto, Karen Georger and Zodiaque's Managing Director Tressa Gorman Crehan.

Featured on Friday and Saturday of the second concert weekend will be a special guest performance by renowned movement analyst, choreographer, and teacher Bill Evans -- celebrating his 70th birthday performance.

Tickets for Zodiaque Dance Company are $18 general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at 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. . 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 Box Office to receive discount.