Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet brings world-class moves to Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare (review)


Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, (from left) Jon Bond, Ebony Williams and Matthew Rich. Photo by Erez Sabag.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, (from left) Jon Bond, Ebony Williams and Matthew Rich. Photo by Erez Sabag.

By Steve Sucato

When Walmart heiress Nancy Laurie founded New York-based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet a decade ago, skepticism abounded over the troupe with a big-city budget and a small-town name. Since then, however, the company has created quite the buzz in the dance world for its to-die-for repertory by A-list choreographers and its talented roster of international dancers.

Saturday night at PlayhouseSquare’s Ohio Theatre, it was Northeast Ohio’s turn see what all the buzz was about, as DanceCleveland presented the troupe in three stylistically diverse ballets.

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