SALISBURY, MD---One of the most celebrated programs of its kind in the United States, Cedar Lake II dance ensemble, returns to Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall Auditorium for an evening performance 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, as part of the Maryland Summer Center for the Arts.
The company presents Perpetuation, a six-act show conceived by artistic director Karen Mareck Grundy. The performance begins with Fugetta Boutit, a rock ballet choreographed by Jeffrey Gribbler with music by J.S. Bach, rearranged by Vanessa Mae.
Next comes Tangled in Cursive, with choreography by former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago member Greg Sample. Choreographed by Benoit-Swan Pouffer, the duet Overly continues the performance with music by Sigur Ros.
Tenacity, choreographed by Angel Fraser-Logan, is a musical biography of the dancer’s life with music by Ron Wasserman and lyrics by Kathy Fisher.
Apollo’s Illegitimate Offspring, featuring interpretations of ancient Greek and Roman gods moving to a melody inspired by Gregario Allegri and J.S. Bach, features choreography and music by Bradley Shelver.
Academy Award nominee Danny Elfman and fellow composer John Ottman wrote the music for the finale, Remember When… Featuring a look at childhood games including Hide and Seek and Twister, the performance was choreographed by Grundy with resident Cedar Lake choreographer Lisa Morovitz-Geger.
The Missouri-based Cedar Lake II, owned and co-founded by Nancy Walton Laurie, whose family founded Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation’s largest employer, is the second company in the New York dance franchise. The traveling company performed at SU during its first national tour in 2005.The Office of Cultural Affairs and Maryland Summer Center for the Arts co-sponsor the performance. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.