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Launches at the Burchfield Penney are festivals with performances, screenings, and conversations that amplify the collections and programming at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Email Don Metz for information on all events.


The nex launch, Gallery Dances, is November 10-13 and is presented in partnership with LehrerDance.

4 days of dance showcasing an eclectic mix of Buffalo’s rich dance community. Each night celebrating a different style - Thursday features the diverse cultural dance scene in Buffalo, including Gaitre Devi (classic Indian and Bollywood dance) and Mackenzie Lynch (Egyptian Belly Dance) Griffin Brady with Slyboots, and Lihann Jones MarCe Verrate with Amor and Heritage. Friday celebrates the up and coming modern dance community with works by choreographers and groups such as Monet Dance, Melanie Aceto, Hayley Sunshine, Center Dance, and Kim Vincent. Saturday is Lehrer Dance day - 2 performances that showcase the company’s internationally renowned repertoire in exciting new ways. Sunday brings the history of dance in Buffalo to the forefront with a performance and presentation by Buffalo’s own dance icon Elaine Gardner of Pick of the Crop Dance.



Watch this space, as well as Facebook and Twitter for program information about the Burchfield Penney's next launch, or email Don Metz at


Calendar Events

  • Nov10

    Performance  |  Cultural Dance Night

    Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7 pm

    Four days of professional dance at The Center; Cultural Dance Night

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    Special Event  |  November M&T Second Friday

    Friday, November 11, 2016, 10 am–8 pm

    On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! 

  • Nov12

    Performance  |  LEHRER DANCE

    Saturday, November 12, 2016, 2 pm

    Witness the company’s trademark artistry and athleticism in the beautiful auditorium and gain insights and details about the choreography, the dancers, and Jon Lehrer’s inspirations

  • Nov12

    Performance  |  LEHRER DANCE

    Saturday, November 12, 2016, 5 pm

    Buffalo’s very own internationally touring professional dance company returns to the Burchfield Penney for an intimate performance

  • Nov13

    Performance  |  Elaine Gardner: Buffalo’s Ambassador of Contemporary Dance

    Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2 pm  |  Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium

    Gardner explains her own development as an artist and thinker through photos and video excerpts from throughout her career.