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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Indigo Rose

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Indigo Rose

    Choreographer: Jiri Kylian Energetic, bold, but also a work that reaches out for the extremes, as if it’s testing what it can get away with. However, in this sense it feels freeing as if the choreography has been purposed for precisely this reason. It’s a tribute to youth with all its craziness and wide-ranging moods. It’s about the body, how it dances and moves, and how it expresses the emotions that are attached to it. And finally it’s about just […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Horizons

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Horizons

    Horizons, the “rain dance” and world premiere of Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis, is a somewhat questionable work. It seems to be simply going through the paces of choreography…a series of movements without any real connection to anything. But to bring a bit of noteworthiness to this work, we know that any time Cedar Lake dancers perform that, regardless of choreography, we’ll see a stage of highly skilled and stunningly athletic bodies. And that’s what we see. A renowned company we […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ebony Williams’ Interview

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ebony Williams’ Interview

    Her name is Ebony. Ebony Williams. Dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet for almost nine years and backing gal with Beyonce in the spirited Single Ladies’ video. By her own admission, Ms Williams bores easily so finds it refreshing to juggle her time between Cedar Lake and the commercial world. But whereas there’s the diva in oneself that fights to be satisfied in commercial work, in the world of the concert dance, it’s the choreographer that decides what and how […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ebony Williams

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ebony Williams

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet rehearses! The “dance of elbows!” Choreographed by Benoit Swan Pouffer and “danced” by Ebony Williams. The hypnotic, rhythmic music with the movements Ebony makes with her shoulders, elbows, arms, and upper body are mesmerizing, imaginative, and just plain fun to watch. The upper body alone is a dance in and of itself! Williams, a dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet for ten years, has also performed with Beyonce on Single Ladies. This young woman is ideal […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Butterfly

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Butterfly

    Under the direction of Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has developed a repertoire that any company who would be thrilled to have as its own. Butterly, a diaphanous rendering by Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet… Sheer, soft, and delicate. A metamorphosis of a performance with images that transcend from dancer to dream-like effect. And photography that makes it happen. Approaching its 10th year as a company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet continues to show more and more promise as it matures […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – So You Think You Can Dance

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – So You Think You Can Dance

    Owned by Nancy Walton Laurie, Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton’s niece, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet continues to field questions about what it’s like to be owned and run by America’s largest discount chain. This is in part its challenge, to try to answer this at virtually every performance it presents. But it’s also probably the reason why this tightly run ship of 16 dancers is as efficient as it is. And when an organization is this efficient, well, it opens up […]

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  • ENDS by 2(X)IST & Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

    ENDS by 2(X)IST & Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

    In this short video you see the film that was made for 2(X)ist underwear with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Ends shows off 2(X)ist briefs. Tight, white, and…contoured! Serious “cuts” for serious dancers.. Dancers featured: Joaquim De Santana, Rachelle Scott and Guillaume Quéau Enjoy! Like! Share!

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  • Cedar Lake 2009 Demo

    Cedar Lake 2009 Demo

    Founded by Walmart heiress Nancy Laurie, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet was initially seen as a short-lived project whose founder would soon grow weary of her involvement. But nothing could have been further from the truth. Not only did Laurie hire dancers and a director, but she bought photographer Annie Leibowitz’s studios, transforming them into office and rehearsal space and a much envied black box theater. Over the years that followed Cedar Lake quietly grew and developed, eventually becoming the company […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Orbo Novo

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Orbo Novo

    Yet another choreographer places his talents front and center to showcase the exceptionalism of the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. This time it’s Belgian award-winning Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Orbo Novo (New World) is a quest for perfection, a perfection of balance between heaven and earth that allows us the freedom to experience the here and now without the entanglements of the past nor its effects on the expectations or the unknowns of the future. But it starts with our choices, sometimes […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue

    Choreography: Crystal Pite Music: soundtrack of “Solaris” by Cliff Martinez Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, NY Commissioned by Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Canadian choreographer Crytal Pite’s Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue brings ten different duets onstage each with the theme, rescue. Pite approached the work differently than what might be expected. After choreographing the duets, she then went back and looked for specific images that reflected the theme of rescue, then emphasized each image in each of the ten […]

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