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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