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Postponed by Buffalo’s November storm of 2014, “The Rite of Spring” will finally take the stage at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts’ Mainstage Theatre on April 21. A collaboration between the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Richmond Ballet, the concert was initially organized as a celebration for the 20th anniversary of the Center for the Arts. The…

Postponed by Buffalo’s November storm of 2014, “The Rite of Spring” will finally take the stage at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts’ Mainstage Theatre on April 21. A collaboration between the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Richmond Ballet, the concert was initially organized as a celebration for the 20th anniversary of the Center for the Arts. The…

It will be a homecoming for Batavia natives Joseph Cotler and Robert Tyler when Koresh Dance Company makes its debut at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts’ Mainstage Theatre on April 15. Cotler and Tyler, both former students of Cotler’s mother Robin’s studio, Images in Dance, are now members of Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company. Also on hand will be…

The story of Chinese immigrants who came to the American South in the 18th and early 19th centuries is one of hardship, discrimination and segregation. Their plight serves as the inspiration for New York City-based HT Chen and Dancers latest work, “South of Gold Mountain.” Excerpts of it, along with other repertory pieces, will be performed by the company Saturday at …

A celebration of Chinese New Year will be hosted by the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7. The event is organized by the Chinese Club of Western New York, the largest nonprofit promoter of Chinese culture around, and UB’s Confucius Institute, which promotes artistic and language-based production in classrooms around Western New York. This…

You’ve been impressed by their dancing watching from the comfort of your couch - imagine how much more dazzling “Dancing with the Stars” is live.The new “Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Dance All Night Tour” visits the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center in Niagara Falls for performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday. The 90-minute show features dance numbers from the…

You’ve been impressed by their dancing watching from the comfort of your couch - imagine how much more dazzling “Dancing with the Stars” is live.The new “Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Dance All Night Tour” visits the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center in Niagara Falls for performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday. The 90-minute show features dance numbers from the…

When the late-night host Conan O’Brien welcomed Dick Van Dyke to the couch of his TBS television show last week, they started talking dance. A flash-mob dance, in this case, one that happened a few days earlier in honor of Van Dyke’s 90th birthday.They shared a laugh as O’Brien called Van Dyke “the pope of chimney sweeps.” That was a reference to the actor’s po…

When the late-night host Conan O’Brien welcomed Dick Van Dyke to the couch of his TBS television show last week, they started talking dance. A flash-mob dance, in this case, one that happened a few days earlier in honor of Van Dyke’s 90th birthday.They shared a laugh as O’Brien called Van Dyke “the pope of chimney sweeps.” That was a reference to the actor’s po…

There are few things better to supercharge your holiday spirit than watching dozens of children onstage performing a timeless Christmas classic. Such was the case on Saturday as the American Academy of Ballet took to the stage at the UB Center for the Arts to deliver the first of three shows celebrating its 20th anniversary performance of “The Nutcracker.”Where to begi…

There are few things better to supercharge your holiday spirit than watching dozens of children onstage performing a timeless Christmas classic. Such was the case on Saturday as the American Academy of Ballet took to the stage at the UB Center for the Arts to deliver the first of three shows celebrating its 20th anniversary performance of “The Nutcracker.”Where to begi…

Give for Greatness, the local arts philanthropy founded by then-Artvoice publisher Jamie Moses in the wake of the 2011 cultural funding crisis, has named its latest round of grantees. The grants, administered by Arts Services Initiative, will be awarded in $1,000 allotments to these 30 organizations, chosen from 83 applicants: 1891 Fredonia Opera House Brazen-Faced V…

San Francisco Ballet founder and artistic director Willam Christensen, credited with the first complete performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet in the United States on Christmas Eve 1944, couldn’t have foreseen the love affair American audiences would have with the ballet in the decades since – making it one of this country’s most cherished holiday traditions. Now…

San Francisco Ballet founder and artistic director Willam Christensen, credited with the first complete performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet in the United States on Christmas Eve 1944, couldn’t have foreseen the love affair American audiences would have with the ballet in the decades since – making it one of this country’s most cherished holiday traditions. Now…

Unlike many dance forms in which the performers seek to have their dancing look effortless, classical Flamenco celebrates its performers’ facial expressions showing passionate physical strain, coupling it with a fiery “take that” attitude. Madrid-based Compañia Flamenca José Porcel’s production of “Flamenco Fire” had all that in spades during a performance M…