Author: Maria Provenzano

Maria Provenzano

Maria is a dedicated dancer and dance instructor in Buffalo NY. She orchestrates a dance troupe called Foxy Diamondz and doesn't miss a chance to catch a dance show that rolls through town. Maria has been promoting all forms of dance in hopes that others have a chance to truly appreciate the local dance scene that she feels is energetic, diverse and due for some serious recognition.

Formerly known Foxy Diamondz Dance, the Foxy Entertainment team is celebrating its five year anniversary today. Our very first event ever was a kickoff to summer party – Coyote Ugly style – in 2013. We thought we would just throw a fun, wild party, but as it turns out, Foxy has evolved over the years from that moment on into my dream career. We have come so far since that day – learning, growing, expanding, and now introducing our rebrand – Foxy Entertainment LLC. We are ever-changing, training and educating ourselves to keep the entertainment fresh, fun and innovative for…

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The Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight’s Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid directed by Glenn Castle brought to life the animated 1989 classic fairytale with a bright, bubbly, colorful underwater transformation this past weekend to Shea’s Performing Arts Center. After careful thought and consideration, I decided it would be appropriate to bring along my 10 year old cousin, Grace. What a better way to spend some quality time with her and get an honest young girl’s opinion, after all children tend to be pretty honest. On the ride downtown, Grace revealed to me two things. 1) It was the…

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Authors: Kara Mann and Maria Provenzano “Is this where the fairies live?” This was one question hot on our minds as we pulled up to the Summer Solstice Celebration at Artpark last Saturday.  Excited for this new experience, we hopped right out of the car and into the 7th Annual Fairy Festival. We arrived around 6:00pm and were delighted to see the festivities still in action. Powerful and lively drumbeats echoed through the area, drawing us right into fairy action.  Then came the costumes, wings, dancing, stilts, feathers, sparkles and glitter, oh my! Brightly colored fabric panels accented the park,…

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It’s not everyday you are able to see the Tony Award winning production of “Cabaret” by Roundabout Theatre Company. “Cabaret”  originally debuted in 1966 and celebrated it’s milestone 50th anniversary just last year!  Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s production of “Cabaret” gives a racy, sublimely seductive performance with a chilling heart-stopping finale.  Set in Berlin, Germany in 1929, it delivers a serious storyline and explores highly controversial issues such as; politics, abortion, homosexuality, drugs and prostitution.  Some of these issues even hit close to home in the recent political turmoil and were scary and daunting at times. The musical takes…

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When Travis Wall and Shaping Sound come to Buffalo, expect to jump, and when you jump, you jump high!  Over the weekend, our dance community and dance enthusiasts gathered at Shea’s Performing Arts Center to see the highly anticipated show, “After the Curtain” produced by Travis Wall and Break the Floor Productions. It all started with an eager audience awaiting as the lights go down and the show starts. But wait…suddenly the sound stops.  A few more tries, still no sound! Wow, is this really happening?  As the director of a local dance company, I am familiar with these types…

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