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Flights of spring: Neglia Ballet Artists present "Spring Suites"

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Erica Cornejo, Principal Dancer with Boston Ballet, performs as part of Neglia Ballet’s "Spring Suites" on March 24.

Neglia Ballet Artists will welcome the accomplished Argentinian ballet dancer Erica Cornejo and her husband, Carlos Molina, for its spring concert in Buffalo State College’s Rockwell Hall (1300 Elmwood Ave.) at 8 p.m. today (March 24).

The duo, each of whom is associated with the Boston Ballet, will perform pas de deux from the late-19th century ballet "Le Corsaire" and "Spring Waters," a gasp-inducing piece with lots of lifts that is, according to a Neglia release, rarely performed in the United States.

The program of both classical and contemporary works will include an excerpt of George Balanchine’s "Agon" set to music by Stravinsky; "Dohnanyi Serenade," a neoclassical piece for six women choreographed by Neglia executive director Heidi Halt; and "Unnatural Selection," a contemporary piece performed by choreographer James Garber and Marybeth Hansohn.

Lithuanian-born dancers Vilia Putrius and Mindaugas Bauzys will dance a new piece by Victor Plotnikov, as well as a popular pas de deux from "Don Quixote."

Tickets to the concert are $18 to $25, with more information at 447-0401 or

-- Colin Dabkowski


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