Tuesday, January 7, 2014



cedar-lake 2 -photo-by-Francois RousseauA TRIPLE BILL By KYLIÁN, PITE and STRØMGREN

WHEN: Friday,
January 17, 8 PM
Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton
TICKETS: start as low as $20, and can be purchased online at, by phone at 609.258.2787, or in person at the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office, located at 91 University Place in Princeton.

cedar-lake-photo-by-Francois RousseauCedar Lake Contemporary Ballet will perform a characteristically innovative triple bill of works. Founded in 2003 and celebrating their 10th anniversary season, New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has forged a strong reputation over the past decade for the exceptional caliber of its dancers and for commissioning new work from sought-after choreographers the world over.

About the Program

  • 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". The work is 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. Strømgren says of it "There is nothing to understand; relax and let your imagination roam."

Construction continues around McCarter for Princeton University’s Arts & Transit project and the expansion of the Lewis Center for the Arts. This will have an impact on parking, traffic, and transit in and around McCarter through early Fall 2014. Stay informed by visiting to get the latest construction updates.

Photos by Francois Rousseau.