Since its inaugural 2003-2004 season, New York-based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has been recognized for its exceptionally talented dancers and an emphasis on cultivating collaborations with the world’s most sought-after choreographers.
Here you can see a glimpse into Hofesh Shechter’s Violet Kid, a piece that examines man’s struggle for harmony within a complex and sometimes horrifying universe. In constant shifts between exhilarating charges and contradictory retreats, victims and aggressors, a glimpse into the essence of existence emerges. Also on the program is Crystal Pite’s Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue. Set to musical selections from the original motion picture soundtrack of Solaris, this work features dramatic cinematic lighting through which pairs of dancers sweep in and out, playing either the rescued or the rescuer in mesmerizing sequences. Completing the program is Ida ? by Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat. Through continuous shifts and tampering with both visual and aural perceptions, the work explores and questions group behaviors and the navigation of individuals within them. Although an assemblage of complex structures, Ida ? is nonetheless a work revolving around the evidence and immediacy of human presence.
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet will perform July 5 & 6 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. All shows begin at 8pm.