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[IN-PERSON] Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet: WALD

Date: March 31, 2022Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

LEMON SPONGE CAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET
WALD | world premiere
ROBERT SHER-MACHHERNDL’S GROUND-BREAKING CHOREOGRAPHY MOVES TOWARD CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS AND GREEN PERFORMANCE PRACTICES

Internationally recognized Austrian choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl creates a new and uncompromising site-specific work WALD. A powerful response to global warming, environmental change, its impact on personal relationships, social interactions, and the human condition. Sher-Machherndl reflects upon contemporary culture, responding via ground-breaking signature movement language, nuanced choreography, and world-class performance.

"Mr. Sher-Machherndl's language mixes snippets of textbook ballet with pedestrian movement and a more voluptuous, organic combination of phrasing and inscrutable gestures … he allows plenty of space and time to breathe.” The New York Times

WALD is performed by fierce collaborators Makaila Wallace a highly-skilled ballet dancer who masterfully and fearlessly approach Sher-Machherndl’s uncompromising, movement language and Sher-Machherndl himself.

The state-of-the-art Boulder JCC 5000sq ft solar-paneled gym with 40ft ceilings is converted into a cutting-edge 21-century performance space, complete with socially distance seating. WALD is a free event and open to the public.

Lemon Sponge Cake moves toward green event practices and raises social awareness with these simple suggestions:
Transport: Walk, bike, bus, carpool.
Refreshments: Bring a personal drinking container.
Programs: QR code to view the program on a personal device.
Marketing: Electronic via email blasts, social media, calendars.

ABOUT
Choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl is a US "Alien of Extraordinary Ability". A former Principal Dancer with Dutch National Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Nederlands Dance Theater. He’s created works for Vienna State Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Salzburg Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Denver Arts & Venues, “…a highlight of the program” The New York Times. He’s been named ‘Dance Person of the Year’ by Denver Post, a four-time winner of the prestigious New York Ballet Builders Award, and featured on MTV’s MADE. Robert is the artistic director and choreographer of the critically-acclaimed Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet in Boulder CO.

Read the full biography HERE 
Visit the Lemon Sponge Cake website HERE
Preview the performance HERE

Thursday, March 31 | 6:30 - 8 pm | FREE

This event will be held in person at the Boulder JCC following all of our Health & Safety Protocols. As of November 1, 2021, we are implementing a Vaccination Policy for program participants that varies by program location/attendance. Please familiarize yourself with these protocols prior to the event. As always, all Health & Safety protocols are subject to change.

This program is presented in collaboration with

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