For Release: Through February 6, 2013
For More Information:
David Wedekindt, Center for the Arts
716-645-6775 or [email protected]
Buffalo, NY- The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo will present Dance Theatre of Harlem on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:30pm in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. There will be a pre-performance talk at 6:45pm. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.
For the last 43 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem has been an inspiration to the lives of the young people in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Founded in response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Dance Theatre of Harlem was formed as a racially diverse company focused on creating innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression. Through these varied artistic interactions, the ambassadors in the Dance Theatre of Harlem have helped to build character and teach valuable life skills to countless people in New York City, across the country, and around the world.
As Dance Theatre of Harlem traverses its fifth decade, the company remains committed to the excellence that has sustained them over the years. The company is dedicated to reaching new audiences with their message of self-reliance, self-expression, and individual responsibility. The show will feature a Dance Theatre of Harlem classic, Agon, as well as a number of contemporary pieces including: In the Mirror of Her Mind, Black Swan, Far But Close, and Return.
About the company, The Paris Review has said, "Dance Theatre of Harlem specializes in stirring moments like these, when one body seemed to exercise a kind of pull over the others. It was stunning to watch one dancer's movement activate the group, to watch the company begin to move, each body merely a single part of something bigger."
Tickets for Dance Theatre of Harlem are $36.50, $26.50, Students & children $16.50. Tickets are available at the Center Box Office (Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm) and tickets.com. To charge tickets call 1-888-223-6000. For more information call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org.
The Center for the Arts presents a wide range of high quality performing arts and visual arts for the University, the State and the region, and enhances and augment the academic activities of the fine and performing arts departments at the University at Buffalo.