Dance Festival Hosted by Local College

Today Nazareth College Arts Center will host their 3rd Annual Dance Festival. For the first time since its beginning, the Festival will partner with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra lead by Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. The RPO will survey American dance music, featuring guest dancers from the West Coast.

The Festival will feature performances by two-time 2011 Bessie Award winner Beth Gill, Chicago’s acclaimed Luna Negra Dance Theater, Buffalo’s wildly popular, “organically athletic,” LehrerDance, the dynamic contemporary dance company, FuturPointe Dance, and will end with a tour-DE-force performance by the iconic Martha Graham Dance Company. For ticket information visit the College’s website at

The Festival will also offer many free classes and activities such as Master Classes, Community Dances, Outdoor Performances and Choreographer conversations. The Festival organizers are hoping to top last year’s participation of 6,000 festival goers.

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