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Zodiaque Dance Collaborates with Computer Science Students During 43rd Season

The Zodiaque Dance Company continues its longstanding tradition of innovation and collaboration during their spring concert, March 1-5. For this performance, the company has teamed up with science and design technology students in order to create high-tech costumes for the performances.

UB dance students performing in two works will wear special LED-based costumes created by guest costume designer Jen Dasher, in collaboration with Jon Shimon, assistant professor of design and technology in the Department of Theatre and Dance. UB students worked with Dasher and Shimon in developing, coding and constructing the costumes. The project was funded by the Morris Visiting Artist Fund.

The show includes works choreographed by faculty members Melanie Aceto, Anne Burnidge, Jenna DelMonte and Kerry Ring; Zodiaque alums Richard Ashworth, a Chicago based tap artist, and artist-in-residence Jon Lehrer; and guest choreographers Julia Mayo, a member of the DeSales University dance faculty, and Bessie Award-winner Jennifer Nugent, a 2016-17 artist-in-residence with UB’s Creative Arts Initiative. Lighting design is by theatre and dance student Jeremiah King.

Tickets to the Zodiaque Dance Company’s 43rd spring concert are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the Center for the Arts box office or online at Tickets.com.

Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.