Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Announcement: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at The Joyce



A Highlight of the 2009 Dance Season, Cherkaoui’s ‘Orbo Novo’ 
Will Have New York Premiere At The Joyce Theater October 20

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Artistic Director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, announced the New York premiere of “Orbo Novo” (“The New World”), a full-length dance work by Belgian choreographer and theater artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In a first for the troupe, Cedar Lake will take a leave from its 170-seat Chelsea home theater and offer the work’s New York premiere at The Joyce Theater Tuesday October 20, 2009. Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, remarks, “We are thrilled to co-present this work with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.  Performed by such fabulously talented dancers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s piece is certain to be a rare treat for New York audiences to discover.” “Orbo Novo” had its World Premiere earlier this year at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival July 8, 2009.

Hailed in anticipation by The New York Times as a “coup,” “compelling prospect,” and “one of the most exciting events of the new season,” “Orbo Novo” is the first work created by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for an American dance company. With his invitation to Cherkaoui, Pouffer continues to introduce Cedar Lake audiences to the work of vanguard choreographers working internationally. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was voted "Choreographer of the Year" for 2008 by Europe’s leading dance magazine, Ballet-Tanz.

Only the FIERCE Apply.  Join iDANZ Today!  Click Here.Founded in 2003, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has swiftly established itself at the forefront of contemporary American dance companies. At their home in Manhattan’s West Chelsea Gallery District, Cedar Lake provides choreographers a comprehensive environment for the creation and curating of dance for presentation to a worldwide audience. The Cedar Lake repertoire currently includes works by Ohad Naharan, Jill Johnson, Stijn Celis, Nicolo Fonte, Crystal Pite, Jacopo Godani, Jo Strømgren, Angelin Preljocaj, Luca Veggetti, Didy Veldman and Artistic Director, Benoit-Swan Pouffer.

Schedule and Ticket Information:

‘Orbo Novo’ at The Joyce Theater, October 20 – 25 

‘Orbo Novo’ will be presented at The Joyce Theater, Tuesday October 20 – Sunday October 25. Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm.

Ticket Prices:
$49, $35, $19, and $10. Joyce Members: $37 & $26. (Ticket prices subject to change) 

For single tickets call JoyceCharge (212-242-0800); visit the Box Office (Monday-Friday, 12:00-6:00pm); or charge online at www.Joyce.org. For more information on becoming a Joyce Member, or for season ticket purchases visit www.Joyce.org or call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.

A free post-performance “Dance Chat” dialogue will follow the Wednesday performance.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s “Dance Talks” at Joyce SoHo 
Monday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:00

Join writer and dance historian Linda Szmyd Monich in discussing the creative process and challenges faced by the dancers in creating “Orbo Novo”.  Alexandra Damiani, Cedar Lake’s Assistant to the Artistic Director and Ballet Mistress, along with two Cedar Lake dancers, will participate in this video-illustrated talk. They discuss both movement and text elements in the new work and how the work evolved over the eight-week rehearsal period. “Dance Talks” are free and take place at Joyce SoHo (155 Mercer Street, between Houston and Prince). Reservations are required: 646-792-8377.

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