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Announcing CELEBRATION 40!
November 13 – 17, 2013
Wednesday – Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday Gala Concert, at 7 pm & Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm
Location: Drama Theatre Center for the Arts
General Admission: $20 Adults, Students & Seniors $10
Gala Concert, Saturday, November 16, 2013, Tickets: $40.00
For tickets and further information call 645-2787
The academic year 2013 - 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Zodiaque Dance Company. The Company kicks-off this anniversary year by presenting CELEBRATION 40, November 13 – 17, 2013, an awe-inspiring array of diversified choreography performed by current UB dancers and UB alumni. The company exhibits a tremendous range of styles and repertory and fosters tradition, while continuing to encourage the creation of new works by faculty, students, alumni and guest choreographers. CELEBRATION 40 highlights include works choreographed by UB Dance faculty members: Tressa Gorman Crehan; Kerry Ring; a joint work by Shelley Hain and Joyce Miller Lichtenberger; a joint work by Tracy Navarro and Zodiaque alumna Rebecca Guille; with featured guest alumni choreography by Anne Beck and Roberto Villanueva; and Zodiaque’s signature bow staged by director Tom Ralabate. Guest alumni lighting designers are James Hergenroder and Carlie Todoro-Rickus.
GALA CONCERT – CELEBRATION 40
On Saturday November 16, 2013 a special GALA performance of CELEBRATION 40 will ignite the Center for the Arts. Highlighted that evening at 7pm will be a pre-show with a welcome by Professor Emeritus Linda Swiniuch, founder of Zodiaque and the UB Dance Program; a performance by Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble; and the presentation of Zodiaque Distinguished Alumni Awards and Zodiaque Directors’ Awards. Zodiaque honorees include: Tressa Gorman Crehan, Rebecca Guille, Shelley Hain, Lynne Kurdziel Formato, Jenny LaRoche, Joyce Miller-Lichtenberger. Donna Massimo, Tracy Navarro, Roberto Villanueva, and First Niagara Bank. Featured in CELEBRATION 40 will be a one night only performance of alumni awardees Roberto Villanueva and Jenny LaRoche, and alumnus Matt Pardo. Guest alumni lighting designers are James Hergenroder and Carli Todaro-Rikus. The celebration will conclude with a gathering of Zodiaque alumni, friends and guests in the Center for the Arts Atrium.
GALA Concert - November 16, 2013
Drama Theatre Center for the Arts
Tickets: $40.00 (716.645.2787 )
7pm Awards Celebration
A performance by Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble, the companion company to Zodiaque Dance Company
8pm CELEBRATION 40, GALA CONCERT
Concert Highlight – Performance by Distinguished Zodiaque Dance Company alumni
9:30pm Reception to follow in the Center for the Arts Atrium.
Generosity & Support
I want to be a contributor to UB Foundation/Zodiaque Fund.
Solar Levels of Giving:
Celestial Choreography Gift ($4000+) – a program listing with your name and generosity alongside the original work created for Zodiaque Dance Company by guest choreographers. Receive two complimentary tickets to the gala concert.
Galaxy ($1000+) Receive two complimentary tickets to the gala concert.
Sun ($500 - $999) Receive two complimentary tickets to the gala concert.
Moon ($250 - $499)
Star (Under $250)
Twilight 40 ($40)
Astral (Under 40)
All gifts to the University at Buffalo are gifts to the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc., and as such are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Please make checks payable to UB Foundation/Zodiaque Fund.
UB Foundation/Zodiaque Fund
P.O. Box 1232
Buffalo, NY 14240-1232
To donate on line go to: https://giving.buffalo.edu/zodiaque
For further information, please call (716) 645.0603
Professor Lynne Koscielniak (Design & Technology) brought Han Lixun, designer of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony, to the University at Buffalo in March 2013 as part of the United States Institute for Theater Technology's Upstate New York Regional conference. As part of full day of events, Han Lixun addressed questions of design, technology, and the contemporary arts practice across art installations, performance, and public spectacle.
Professor Stephen McKinley Henderson(Acting) recently appeared in the Academy-Award winning film Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis and directed by Steven Spielberg. Often mentioned in the New York Times, he has been recognized more recently by the Buffalo News. Last fall, Henderson headlined the August Wilson Red Door Project in Portland, Oregon and he continues as one of the preeminent interpreters of Wilson's work.
Professor Thomas Ralabate(Dance, Department Chair) will receive an Honorary Lifetime Member Award from the Dance Teachers' Club of Boston and American Society. This award recognizes his many years dedicated to developing a professional curriculum for their Dance Education Training Course. Prof. Ralabate will receive the award on March 17, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Woburn, MA.
Professor Sarah Bay-Cheng (Theatre Studies) will present as part of the Performance Studies (Canada) Speakers Series in Toronto on March 15, 2013 from 11-12:30. Her lecture "New Methods | New Media: Digital Historiography and Einstein on the Beach" suggests new ways for theatre history and performance historiography in digital domains.