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Saturday is the day all the little ghosts, goblins and munchkins in Buffalo have been awaiting. It is the darkest and spookiest day of their pre-Halloween calendar, the day when they learn for certain that there are things out there that can go bump in the night and those things are not always benign.It is the day when the Neglia Ballet Company dances “Baba Yaga.&#x…

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If you shy away from seeing live dance events, but will watch the popular televised shows, then Buffalo’s newest dance company is looking for you. ConvergeDance is on a mission to demonstrate that concert dance can be fun and entertaining, as well as artistic. “Our company is a contemporary jazz company, but my main goal is to give the audience a little taste of everythin…

For the third year running, Buffalo’s LehrerDance opened the M&T Bank Dance Series in University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. The internationally touring professional dance company presented six works by artistic director/choreographer Jon Lehrer, including two world premieres Saturday night on the Mainstage Theatre. The vibrant program opened with “Fused by 8” (20…

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The cutting-edge, internationally touring dance company LehrerDance is performing Saturday on its Buffalo home turf. For the third year in a row, the company is kicking off the M&T Bank Dance Series with a colorful slate of pieces that are sure to draw comment. Two world premieres are planned, called “Cash or Check?” and “Femeie de Lume” (Romanian for “Woman of the Wo…

The newly renamed Charlotte Ballet (formerly North Carolina Dance Theatre) in residence at the Chautauqua Institution on July 31, showed that whatever the company calls itself, artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and dancers bring the same high level of dancing and dance works to every performance. In “Dance Innovations” in the Institution’s Amphitheater, the company a…

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Yoga classes will continue to be held at Buffalo River Fest Park against the backdrop of the historic grain elevators through Aug. 11. Led by Patrick Moltane, a certified yoga instructor, classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 11. Participants must provide their own yoga mat. Moltane owns Celtic Roots Yoga and also teaches yoga at Buffalo Sport & S…

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Yoga classes will continue to be held at Buffalo River Fest Park against the backdrop of the historic grain elevators through Aug. 11.Led by Patrick Moltane, a certified yoga instructor, classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 11. Participants must provide their own yoga mat.Moltane owns Celtic Roots Yoga and also teaches yoga at Buffalo Sport & Spine, Ea…

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This week’s free entertainment as part of the 45th Annual M&T Bank Plaza Event Series starts with “In Jest,” a comedy variety show with Nels Ross, on July 28. The shows run from noon to 1 p.m. at One M&T Plaza, Main at Division Street in downtown Buffalo. Also this week, the series will feature the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on July 29; “Back to the Bars” on …

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This week’s free entertainment as part of the 45th Annual M&T Bank Plaza Event Series starts with “In Jest,” a comedy variety show with Nels Ross, on July 28.The shows run from noon to 1 p.m. at One M&T Plaza, Main at Division Street.Also this week, the series will feature the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on July 29; “Back to the Bars” on July 30; members of LehrerDance …

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The Neglia Ballet Artists are dancing with purpose Thursday in Nichols School’s Flickinger Performing Arts Center. They are raising money for TargetCancer, a foundation that works to spur research on rare cancers. TargetCancer was founded by the late Paul Poth, a supporter of the Neglia Ballet Artists and an alumnus of Nichols School. He died in 2009 of a rare cance…

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The Neglia Ballet Artists are dancing with purpose Thursday in Nichols School’s Flickinger Performing Arts Center. They are raising money for TargetCancer, a foundation that works to spur research on rare cancers. TargetCancer was founded by the late Paul Poth, a supporter of the Neglia Ballet Artists and an alumnus of Nichols School. He died in 2009 of a rare cancer docto…

When Moscow Festival Ballet took the Mainstage in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on Tuesday night in “Don Quixote,” I experienced a feeling of déjà vu as if I had seen this Russian touring company before. Apart from a few personnel changes, essentially I did last March at UB in “Swan Lake,” only then it was called the Ru…

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It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen it, there’s something so right about “Romeo and Juliet.” Whether in William Shakespeare’s original verse, Leonard Bernstein’s adapted “West Side Story,” or Sergei Prokofiev’s haunting ballet, performed Friday night in a collaborative production between Neglia …

A mainstay of classical American modern dance, the 68-year-old Limón Dance Company brought a mix of old and new to the Mainstage Theatre at UB Center for the Arts Friday night. The entertaining program led off with company namesake José Limón’s 1958 group work “Mazurkas” set to a suite of music by Frederic Chopin. The upbeat work layered…

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Romeo and Juliet, in Serge Prokofiev’s tragic ballet, never get a second chance. But anyone who missed the Neglia Ballet Artists’ acclaimed performance of the ballet in 2011 gets a second chance to see it when the Neglia reprises the production, joined by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Shea’s Performing Arts Center.Sergio Neglia stars again as R…