Neglia Ballet: Dancing to Live

[DANCE]  Buffalo’s Neglia Ballet Artists are presenting the second annual Dancing to Live showcase, an event celebrating life, living, and love of dance for a good cause on Thursday, May 21 from 6-10pm in the Flickinger Theatre at Nichols School. Proceeds from the event will benefit Neglia’s CityDance Program, as well as TargetCenter Foundation’s pioneering cholangiocarcinoma and esophageal cancer research. Nichols alumni Heidi Halt, Paul Poth, and his sister Clare Poth all contributed to this partnership between Neglia Ballet and TargetCenter Foundation. During their time at the school they became close and after graduating showed each other continued support, especially when Paul was diagnosed with a rare cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, at the age of 38. For the next two years he put up a worthy fight against the disease, even finding the time to launch the not-for-profit TargetCenter, before he passed away in 2009. “Not only was Paul like a little brother to me, he loved dance,” said Halt, executive director and co-founder of Neglia Ballet. “When my husband and I started Neglia Ballet, Paul was very proud of what we were doing. He was very interested in supporting our CityDance program. Paul understood the benefit of exposing young children to dance and wanted to make a difference for those with an interest but not the means to do so.” This year the evening of mixed repertoire includes an encore performance of last year’s contemporary partnering piece “From Earth” and a new solo piece, both created by former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet and renowned choreographer Viktor Plotnikov. A contemporary piece titled “Moonlight,” choreographed by Ilya Kozadevev and danced by Mindaugas Bauzys, Vilia Putrius, and Yumelia Garcia, will also be featured.



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