Suspicions Loom as Buffalo’s LehrerDance Suddenly Shuts Down

By Steve Sucato The sudden end to Buffalo, New York–based LehrerDance—the city’s lone professional touring dance company—recently came as a shock to many. Rumblings of the company’s demise began when their website and Facebook page were taken down. Shortly after, on February 21, Buffalo’s news media began reporting that the company has ceased operations. An email communiqué from LehrerDance board member Frank Ciccia on February 22 stated that … Continue reading Suspicions Loom as Buffalo’s LehrerDance Suddenly Shuts Down

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