Two professional, Buffalo, NY based companies collaborate and come to NYC to create a dynamic evening of dance. Configuration Dance Theatre, under the direction of Joseph Cipolla and LehrerDance under the direction of Jon Lehrer offer a variety of contemporary and classical works. Configuration Dance Theatre combines classical ballet's formal traditions with modern dance's dynamic expressiveness to create dramatic and emotional performances. The ability to bring studied discipline to contemporary choreography extends from the wealth of professional experience within the troupe. This Buffalo based company's compelling performances have drawn rave reviews from critics locally and around the country. The New York Times says, "... the dancer's innate classicism was the first great pleasure of Configuration Dance Theatre" LehrerDance is an inspiring and innovative contemporary dance company based in Buffalo, New York. Under the direction of Jon Lehrer, the company showcases Jon's unique choreography and embodies his definitive style. Jon's extensive background in both the modern and jazz dance idioms fosters choreography that is organic, artistic, accessible and often humorous, reflecting life experience and the human condition. Dance Magazine says, "LehrerDance took the house not so much by storm as by quantum physics."