Since its founding 10 years ago, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has become the go-to group for some of the world's most innovative and exciting work by up-and-coming choreographers. Led by Interim Artistic Director, Alexandra Damiani, the intensely physical company has built a reputation for its daring integration of ballet technique into contemporary forms, with dancers who are "exceptional, as skilled in detailed, classical articulation as in gutsy, full-bodied power" (The Guardian, London). Emotionally visceral works by international choreographers Crystal Pite, Jo Strømgren, and Jiří Kylián: showcase this distinctive company in all its dramatic power, with vivid stage lighting and driving musical scores.
* Bay Area Premieres
Education & Community Event: Sightlines
Sat, Feb 22, 7-7:30 pm
Pre-performance talk in the venue. Sightlines are free to event ticket holders.
Donor Event: Donor Intermission
Sat, Feb 22, 8pm
Sun, Feb 23, 3pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1,500+)
During select performances throughout the season, Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments in our donor lounge, the Zellerbach Room, located on the north side of the Zellerbach Hall lobby. For especially popular events, find us on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall. Donor Intermissions are the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.
Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.
Open Rehearsal with Cedar Lake Dance Company
Sat, Feb 22, 2014
(Donors of $225+)
Catch this special opportunity with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet to see them rehearse the pieces they will perform during their visit to Cal Performances. Since its founding 10 years ago, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has become the go-to group for some of the world's most innovative and exciting work by up-and-coming choreographers. Let by Paris-born artistic director Benoit-Swan Pouffer, the intensely physical company has built a reputation for its daring integration of ballet technique into contemporary forms.
Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance.
Parking may be a problem on campus for the Sunday performance due to a Cal Men's Basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.
Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue
Cedar Lake 2009 Demo