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90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Jon Lehrer Dance Company

Saturday, October 5th, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Based in NYC since 2019, Jon Lehrer started his company in 2007 in Buffalo, NY and has already received critical acclaim nationally and internationally. Under his artistic direction, the company showcases Jon's unique choreography and embodies his definitive style. His extensive background in both the modern and jazz dance idioms fosters choreography that is organic, athletic, artistic, and often humorous, reflecting life experience and the human condition.

The company's expressive style is based on three main elements of movement – Circularity, 3–Dimensionality, and Momentum – which combine to create a form that is best described as "Organically Athletic". With creativity, athleticism, and the ability to make new and innovative modern and jazz dance accessible to all audiences, the company has made quite a name for themselves in the dance world. Striking the elusive balance between art and entertainment, Jon Lehrer Dance Company showcases unique choreography and a fun, distinctive style creating a true spectacle onstage which can be enjoyed by dance experts and novices alike.

Based in NYC since 2019, JLDC continues to tour extensively, bringing their trademark style to audiences worldwide. Dance Magazine praised "the company took the house not so much by storm as by quantum physics," and Galerie Ortenau in Offenburg, Germany declares, "Dynamic, Powerful, Elegant – brings an absolute passion for the dance." The company was brought to Russia in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016, sponsored by the US State Department in order to, as they said, "bring the best in American modern dance to the people of Russia." The company tours to Europe every other year, making their most recent trip in January 2022 with the world premiere of "Bernstein Celebration" – a full evening set to the iconic music of Leonard Bernstein.

Jon Lehrer Dance Company is dedicated to maintaining the impact of dance through performance, education, outreach, community involvement, and collaboration. The professional dancers of JLDC work collaboratively towards a common creative goal, while maintaining and developing their own artistic voice to bring edge–of–your–seat excitement to audiences. JLDC operates with integrity at all levels and respects and honors ideas from constituent groups including dancers, directors, and the public.

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