Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

15 - 16 October 2013
Alhambra Theatre

New York based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet integrate ballet with contemporary and popular dance forms - a must-see for all dance fans!

"An exceptionally good company. Fantastic"
Daily Telegraph

Tickets £ 20.00 - £24.00

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Indigo Rose by Jiři Kylián (Music: Robert Ashley; Françios Couperin; John Cage & J.S. Bach)

Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue by Crystal Pite (Music: Cliff Martinez)

Necessity, Again by Jo Strømgren (Music: Charles Aznavour & Jacques Derrida)

Founded in 2003, New York based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has distinguished itself with its exceptionally talented dancers and its emphasis on working with the world's most sought-after choreographers.  As its reputation has gone from strength to strength, Cedar Lake has excelled with its mission to integrate ballet with contemporary and popular dance forms. 

Following their enormous success at Sadler's Wells, London in October 2012 the company will be performing three works around the UK which perfectly illustrate their daring, athletic movement style.  Indigo Rose was created by Jiři Kylián, one of the outstanding choreographers of the twentieth century.  The piece was described by the Daily Telegraph as "a clever medley of five dances, involving a breath-taking furl of white silk". Performed to a driving score featuring works by Bach and Couperin, paired with 20th Century American composer John Cage's prepared piano works.

Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, by Canadian Crystal Pite, is presented in a circle of spotlights, where pairs of dancers sweep in and out of the light playing either the rescued or the rescuer in captivating sequences. Set to excerpts of Cliff Martinez's Solaris film score.

And the final piece, Necessity, Again by Norwegian Jo Strømgren, performed to a selection of Charles Aznavour songs. Set in an office which seems to have run amok, a clothes line,pegged up with paper is strung across the stage and during scenes which feel like a mad office party, the paper is either strewn about or desperately pinned back up - it's a bold, joyous piece of dance.  Strømgrensays of it "There is nothing to understand; relax and let your imagination roam."

This young company, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is well on the way to becoming a world leader.  Don't miss them.

Cedar Lake was thrust into the spotlight when Hollywood Actress Emily Blunt trained with them for her role in the movie The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon.  And if that weren't enough Ebony Williams, one of the celebrated dancers on Beyoncé's Single Ladies video is a member of the company!

"Incredibly proficient in a variety of styles, the dancers presented a cohesive and compelling unity whose fluidity and power is remarkable."  The Times

"Cedar Lake hit the spot with their UK debut, with a crack team of performers juicily tackling the stuff of life and death and dance."  The Evening Standard

"A team of wonderful performers, always impressive in their articulation and intensity."  The New York Times

"A uniformly fabulous group of dancers"   The Guardian

Suitable for 12+

There will be a free Q&A after the show on Tuesday 15 October for ticket holders. 



Indigo Rose (Jiri Kylian) – 30 mins

Interval - 20 mins

Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue (Crystal Pite) – 16 mins

Interval – 20 mins

Necessity, Again (Jo Stromgren)– 30 mins



Introducing Cedar Lake




Ticket prices and times

Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 October 2013
RT: Approx 2 hours including two 20 minute intervals

Stalls: £19.50, £21.50
Dress Circle: £17.50, £19.50, £21.50
Upper Circle: £17.50
Lounges (seat 6): £129
Boxes (seat 4): £70

Concessions: £2.50 off
Groups 12+: £2.50 off and every 13th seat free
Schools / Colleges: £8.50 each and one supervisor free with every ten students
Under 26s: £12 (Tue eve only)

Please note, one concession / offer per ticket only.  Bradford Theatres usual terms and conditions apply - see www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/terms for full details.

*Booking fees:
Phone/Counter - £1 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable.
Online - £2.50 per ticket plus transaction fee of 50p.

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