Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Recorded at Jacob's Pillow: 
July 9, 2009

Founded in 2003, Cedar Lake specializes in acquiring and commissioning new works by emerging choreographers from throughout the world. Under the artistic direction of Benoit-Swan Pouffer at the time of this engagement, the New York-based company continues to offer a wide-ranging spectrum of both American and international choreography. In their most recent Pillow visit, they presented Jo Strømgren's Necessity, Again. The full evening Orbo Novo ("New World" in Latin) was inspired by Jill Bolte Taylor's My Stroke of Insight about the experience of having a stroke. Half-Moroccan, half-Flemish choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui created this work especially for Cedar Lake, and the production seen here was its world premiere.

Dance Title: Orbo Novo
Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (2009)
Music: Szymon Brzóska, performed live by the Mosaic String Quartet
Performer: Manuel Vignoulle