Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet to perform Sept. 30

The Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet will be performing in RIC’s Robert’s Hall on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., marking the beginning of this fall’s Performing Arts Series. The combination of ballet’s effervescent grace and form with edgy, up-to-the-minute physicality makes this a performance not to be missed.

Under the artistic direction of French-born Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Cedar Lake has thrived through working with a consistent stream of both well-known and up-and-coming European choreographers, which is consistent with the troupe’s mission, “to the continued development of dance, by providing choreographers a comprehensive environment for creation.”
Described by New-York Times writer Roslyn Sulcas as, “a team of wonderful performers, adept at picking up different styles,” Cedar Lake is, “always impressive in their articulation and intensity.”

The Manhattan-based dance company’s repertoire includes both national and international works by choreographers such as Alexander Ekman, Crystal Pite, Jacopo Godani, Stijn Celis, Angelin Preljocaj, Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Jo Strømgren, Luca Veggetti and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

According to the New York Times the dancing, “pulls viewers right out of their seats,” making this “weird and wonderful poetry of the body," a RIC premier worth seeing.

Tickets for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet are $35, with discounts for seniors, RIC faculty/staff/students/alumni, and children. For your convenience, tickets can be purchased as follows: in advance via Visa or MasterCard by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; online at www.ric.edu/pfa; or in person at the Roberts Hall Box Office, which will open for sales two hours prior to performance start time.