Cedar Lake to make its Australian debut

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue by Crystal Pite in Winter 2008 SeasonAdelaide Festival of Arts recently announced that it will present the exclusive Australian debut of acclaimed American dance company Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in March 2015. The company will perform four stunning works from Hofesh Shechter, Crystal Pite, Jiří Kylián and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.


A little over a decade since its inception, Cedar Lake is at the forefront of the American dance scene thanks to its exceptionally talented dancers and diverse repertoire. Through their daring, athletic movement and integration of ballet into contemporary and popular forms, the 16 immensely talented dancers of Cedar Lake take audiences on a choreographic journey that explores the infinite possibilities of movement and multimedia.


Festival Artistic Director David Sefton said, “I am thrilled that Adelaide Festival will host the Australian debut of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. There is no other contemporary dance company out there to compare with Cedar Lake. They have cherry-picked the very best dancers in America and instituted a commissioning program of literally the world’s best contemporary choreographers.”


In its Australian debut, Cedar Lake will perform works created by some of the world’s most highly sought-after choreographers over four performances at the Festival Theatre. The mixed repertory program will feature Violet Kid by Israeli dancemaker Hofesh Shechter (an alumnus of Batsheva Dance Company), Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite (director of Kidd Pivot), Indigo Rose by Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián (artistic director and house choreographer for of Nederlands Dans Theater for more than 30 years) and Orbo Novo by Flemish dancemaker Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (associate artist at Sadler’s Wells.)


Cedar Lake’s limited Adelaide season runs March 6-8, 2015. For more information, visit adelaidefestival.com.au.


Photo: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet performs Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue by Crystal Pite in their Winter 2008 Season. Photo by Paul B. Goode.