Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - Mixed Bill
New York based company Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet makes its first visit to the UK this week with performances at Sadler’s Wells. The company was founded in 2003 by Wal–Mart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie and under the Artistic Direction of Benoit-Swan Pouffer (born and trained in Paris – a dancer for seven years with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) has been able to commission an impressive range of new pieces from many of the most exciting contemporary choreographers working today – including Angelin Preljocaj, Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
In London the company will be performing a mixed bill featuring Hofesh Shechter’s Violet Kid, which examines man’s struggle for harmony within a complex universe, performed by all sixteen dancers; Alexander Ekman’s Tuplet – a highly energetic work for six dancers, set to a score created in collaboration with the dancers’ own rhythmic impulses, using their bodies as percussion, with an electronic score composed by Mikael Karlsson –and Grace Engine – by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite.
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