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December 20, 2013

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Press Release


Pam BarrSarah Hrinko

Barr CommunicationsDANCECleveland


"The company has polish, seriously talented dancers,

and a commitment to the 'contemporary' in its name." The New Yorker

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Makes Cleveland Debut

January 25-26 at PlayhouseSquare Presented by DANCECleveland

CLEVELAND (Dec. 12, 2013) Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, the hot New York City-based dance company that has captured worldwide attention during its short 10-year history, will come to the Ohio Theatre in PlayhouseSquare for two performances January 25 and 26, presented by DANCECleveland.

Tickets, starting at $20, for the Saturday evening performance at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. can be purchased at the PlayhouseSquare ticket office, 216-241-6000 or online at

Cedar Lake has become a New York City success story with its roster of technically strong dancers, movement styles from ballet and modern to hip-hop, and its formidable repertory of works by A-list choreographers. The New York Times calls the company "possibly the country's most innovative ballet troupe."

Cedar Lake's two performances in Cleveland will feature three dances from its eclectic repertory. "Indigo Rose," created by choreographer Jiri Kylian for Nederlands Dans Theater in 1998 and first performed by Cedar Lake in 2013, is set to a range of music from J.S. Bach to John Cage. "Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue," created for the company by Canadian Crystal Pite, uses musical selections from the original motion picture soundtrack of "Solaris" by Cliff Martinez. "Horizons" by Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis features music by Julian Tarride. Audiences are cautioned that there will be partial nudity in the Saturday evening performance, but not in the matinee.

The engagement will also include a free pre-performance talk in the theatre at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday and at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday. A post-performance moderated Q&A session with members of the company will immediately follow each show.

Several master classes will be conducted by company members prior to the performances. A teen contemporary ballet master class for ages 12-18 will be held on Friday, January 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the green rehearsal hall at PlayhouseSquare. It will be conducted by Cedar Lake dancer Billy Bell, known to many for his appearances on television's "So You Think You Can Dance" program. On Saturday, January 25 from 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m., a contemporary pre-professional/professional level master class will be held at Cleveland State University's studios in the Middough Building on the fifth floor. Participants are required to register in advance by emailing or by calling 216-991-9000.


About Dance Cleveland

DANCECleveland, a Cleveland, Ohio based non-profit, is one of a handful of presenters nationally dedicated solely to the presentation of modern and contemporary dance. The centerpiece of the organization's programming is its annual performance series. The performances are surrounded by an array of educational outreach events including artist-run master classes, residency programs, student matinees, pre-performance lectures and post-performance Q&A sessions, designed both to break artistic boundaries and provide community access to the dance aesthetic and dance luminaries that DANCECleveland brings to Northeast Ohio.

Funding for this presentation is generously provided by:

FirstMerit Foundation, Nordson Corporation, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The John P. Murphy Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council.


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