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Theater & art

Dance Review

Cedar Lake troupe shines at Jacob’s Pillow

BECKET — The popular New York-based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, which returns to Jacob’s Pillow this week, is on the cusp of its 10th birthday, and — the hiccup caused by the recent departure of its artistic director aside — the relatively young company is maturing nicely, looking like a bright ship on the horizon of dance.

Cedar Lake’s popularity has everything to do with its roster of technically strong, stylistically malleable dancers, and its formidable repertoire of works by A-list choreographers. This, however, requires a good deal of money, a reminder that Nancy Laurie, an heir of the Walmart empire, founded the troupe.

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