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Variations on a SuperStore 

Wednesday, Feb 12 2014

You know you can get toothbrushes, handguns, lawnmowers, light-up shoes, and Goldfish snacks in four gallon cartons at Wally World, but it's also your one-stop shop for contemporary dance when Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet comes to town. Founded 10 years ago by Walmart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie, the company brings 16 dancers from every corner of the planet to dance a varied repertoire by some of the world's most sought-after choreographers. This weekend brings the Bay Area premieres of Crystal Pite's high-speed Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue and Jo Strømgren's Necessity, Again, both commissioned especially for Cedar Lake in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Also on the bill is former Nederlands Dans Theater artistic director Jiri Kylian's 2011 Indigo Rose, a three-part dance on the vulnerability and the ephemerality of youth.

Sat., Feb. 22, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 23, 3 p.m., 2014

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