Neglia’s “Baba Yaga” is a bewitching ballet

By Steve Sucato News Contributing Reviewer Neglia Ballet Artists opened its 15th anniversary season Saturday afternoon in Shea’s Performing Arts Center with the often-performed Halloween favorite, “Baba Yaga.” The kid-friendly ballet – based on a Russian folktale and adapted for the stage by Neglia Ballet artistic director/choreographer Sergio Neglia – delighted the audience, many who came in Halloween costumes. With an easy-to-follow and spooky story, … Continue reading Neglia’s “Baba Yaga” is a bewitching ballet

Two world premieres highlight LehrerDance’s solid night of dance

By Steve Sucato News Contributing Reviewer 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” (2009), a work in which its … Continue reading Two world premieres highlight LehrerDance’s solid night of dance