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Claire Jacob-Zysman and Dancers

Release Date: October 13, 2017

Claire Jacob-Zysman, BFA '06 

Buffalo, NY- The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents Claire Jacob-Zysman and Dancers on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $24, Students $14. The performance is part of the M&T Bank Dance Series and will be performed in the Black Box Theatre.

Founded in 2009 in New York State's Capital District, modern dance company Claire Jacob-Zysman and Dancers has performed throughout New York State and Massachusetts, including performances at Jacob's Pillow in Beckett, MA; the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga, NY; and WHITE WAVE's CoolNY Dance Festival and DUMBO Dance Festival in Brooklyn, NY.  In 2013 Claire Jacob-Zysman was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Artistic director Claire Jacob-Zysman graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2006 with a BFA in Dance. She is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, and registered dance/movement therapist (R-DMT) and includes these multiple facets of her dance life in her choreography. Her company performs dance pieces that portray real and imagined characters whose complexity and authenticity she demonstrates through movement. Ms. Jacob-Zysman's creative process and choreography is driven by her belief that dance should be a therapeutic exploration of the truest form of the self.

The company will be in residence for 10 days as part of the Center for the Arts Professional Dance Residency. During this time, the company will provide master classes for University at Buffalo Dance Majors as well as engage students at two Buffalo public schools, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and Cloverbank Elementary, in hands-on dance activities. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office (Tue-Fri, 12-6) and www.ticketfly.com. Charge by phone at (877)987-6487. For more information call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.clairejzdances.com.

Media Contact Information

Dave Wedekindt
Director of Marketing
Center for the Arts
Tel: 716-645-6775
drw6@buffalo.edu