University of Buffalo Theater and Dance announces fall 2021 season


BUFFALO, NY – Join the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Buffalo for a unique fall season of dance and drama – where nationally renowned directors and choreographers work with esteemed faculty and emerging students to produce original productions innovative ideas that entertain and explore the human condition.

The fall season 2021 is a mix of live and in-person performances at the department’s home at the UB Center for the Arts on UB’s North Campus, as well as streaming performances on showtix4u.com.

Sponsors for the 2021-2022 UB Theater and Dance season include Fox Run at Orchard Park and Lake Shore Savings Bank.

ZODIAC DANCE COMPANY
LIVE SHOWS:
Oct. 16, 2021 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Oct 17, 2021 at 2 p.m.
UB Center for the Arts
Main stage and dramatic theater
Tickets: www.ubcfa.org

ONLINE STREAMING PERFORMANCE:
29 – 30 Oct. 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 31, 2021 at 2 p.m.
School performance: October 29, 2021 to
10:00 a.m.
Tickets: showtix4u.com/events/18238

Zodiaque, UB’s pre-professional dance company, will return to the stages of the UB Center for the Arts (CFA), working closely with students and professors of Design and Technology, highlighting the rich versatility and the creativity of the UB theater and dance department. The 47e Zodiaque’s fall program includes works of jazz, modern and contemporary dance. The show is co-directed by faculty members Kerry Ring, Michael Deeb Weaver, and Lynne Koscielniak. Choreographers include Ring, Deeb Weaver and dance faculty members Melanie Aceto, Tom Ralabate and Chanon Judson, BFA ’01, co-artistic director of New York-based dance company Urban Bush Women. MFA candidates Anna Caison Boyd, Jacquie Cherry and Meg Kirchhoff will also present works. The show is punctuated by contributions from professional guest choreographer Takehiro “Take” Ueyama, director of the Take Dance Company.

Zodiaque performs live at the CFA Drama Theater (act 1) and at the CFA Mainstage Theater (act 2), from October 16 to 17, 2021; the bill also includes a site specific dance on film. Zodiac will be filmed for viewing online from October 29-31, allowing audiences outside of the Buffalo area, or those who cannot easily catch a live show, to participate as well.

SHOWCASE OF EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS
LIVE SHOWS:
Nov 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Nov 7, 2021 at 2 p.m.
UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Drama theater
Tickets: ubcfa.org

ONLINE STREAMING PERFORMANCE:
Nov 18 – 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov 21, 2021 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: showtix4u.com/events/18238

The showcase of emerging choreographers (ECS) 2021, Take action, is directed by Joyce Miller Lichtenberger and presents new dance works created by graduate and undergraduate choreographers. True to the various traditions of the department, ECS celebrates the diversity of genres and themes, presenting works ranging from contemporary to jazz, to modern and more! Innovative lighting and projection designs by theater design and technology students, under the mentorship of Lynne Koscielniak, add to the collaboration.

MFA DANCE SHOWCASE
LIVE SHOWS:
19 – 20 Nov 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
UB KATHARINE CORNELL THEATER
Tickets: ubcfa.org (select “Calendar”)

The MFA Fall Showcase offers a glimpse into the creative process of creating dance, with works in various stages of completion from current MFA Dance students. The Showcase offers a space for choreographers to experiment and innovate performance based on movement. These works are often generated in collaboration with other artists, and the Showcase provides a space for choreographers to experiment and innovate movement-based performances. The concert is under the direction of the candidate for the master’s degree in dance Meg Kirchhoff, under the supervision of the faculty of Jeanne Fornarola, clinical professor.

The Fall Showcase features the work of choreographer Natasha McCandless who explores the text and themes of The time of the old sailor, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and includes ideas around the theme of community, sacrifice and conflict. Samantha Schmeer will present a solo work that combines movement with nature and macabre elements to explore ideas of permanence. Other choreographers include Anna Caison Boyd, Jacqueline Cherry, Abby Cass, and Meg Kirchhoff.

UB’s dance program is based on the belief that dance is a fundamental expression of humanity with the ability to inform, transform, reflect and lead local and global change in the 21st century. With close faculty mentorship and plenty of opportunities to create and present work, MFA Dance students engage in advanced practical, theoretical and critical research while honing their abilities as artists, dance creators, educators, writers, innovators, academics, policy makers and leaders..

RED BIKE, BY CARIDAD SVICH
LIVE SHOWS:
Dec 4 2021 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Dec 5 2021 at 2 p.m.
UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Drama theater
Tickets: ubcfa.org (select “Calendar”)

ONLINE STREAMING PERFORMANCE:
10 – 11 Dec. 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec 12 2021 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: showtix4u.com/events/18238

A bike! A RED BIKE! THE BIKE! Do you remember being 11 years old and having the bike of your dreams?

Red bike by Caridad Svich, explores the possibilities the world has to offer using lyrical texts, class ideas and social commentary, traversing time and memories, all from a child’s perspective.

Guest director Victoria Pérez is an accomplished theater artist, director and artist-teacher. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Raíces Theater Company, the only theater company in western New York City dedicated to the development, nourishment and production of modern and original works addressing the Latin experience. Victoria graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York with a major in musical theater and has performed and toured in New York and Puerto Rico.

TICKETS FOR SHOWS AT THE UB CENTER DES ARTS:
$ 20 Adult
$ 10 Student / Senior
Information or fees by phone: 716-645-6915
Online purchase: ubcfa.org (select “Calendar” under “Events and exhibitions”)

TICKETS FOR SHOWS AT UB KATHARINE CORNELL THEATER:
$ 5 all seats

Information: 716-645-6921
Billing by phone: 716-645-6915
Online purchase: www.showtix4u.com/events/18238

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