LEMON SPONGE CAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET

 

The Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet mission is to bring new concepts and realities to the field of dance
and its audiences, via the performance of new work, new choreography that takes risk, and express the unpredictable and unexpected.

 

International choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl integrates ballet technique with contemporary movement to become a powerful vehicle to depict modern life. The results are strikingly imaginative, intensely emotional, thought provoking and distinctly progressive.

 

Lemon Sponge Cake Ballet tours the United States and Europe receiving critical-acclaim nationally and  internationally, noted for an uncompromising artistic vision, signature choreographic style, highly-skilled performers and collaborators.   Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet is based in Boulder CO.

CLASSES


Lemon Sponge Cake’s classes and trainings are noted nationally and internationally for inspiring and re-energizing dancers from beginner, intermediate to professional levels. Experience our energetic nature and musicality-infused teachings.  Based in a technically precise classical tradition, our classes possess a distinctly up-to-date dynamic flow.

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INTENSIVES


With international caliber dance education at its core, Lemon Sponge Cake acts as a training ground to the next generation of dancers. It offers a wide variety of workshops and intensive training programs for student to professional dancers. Our programs are designed to cultivate well-trained, imaginative, self-disciplined, creative, expressive and confident individuals.

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NEWS


Robert Sher-Machherndl’s acclaimed choreography and training programs are offered regularly at other dance companies and intuitions across the US and Europe.  Take a look at Lemon Sponge Cake’s upcoming programs and where they may be found.  This news section will keep you informed!
Simply put, there is a lot more cake to be had!

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WHAT THE PRESS HAS TO SAY

  • “Another stunner, rush, I had figured was the work of a forsythe disciple, like maybe Helen Pickett, who loves to ricochet between deconstructed épaulement and the ballet vocabulary itself. Wrong again. It was made by Robert Sher-Macherndl for the Dominican University Lines Ballet BFA program. How did i feel? Like I discovered a new program and a new choreographer.” 

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  • “Austrian-born dancer and choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl is everything an artist should be: a fiercely creative, self-confident individual who exploits familiar forms for his own devices, a visionary who forces us to look at the human body in strangely appealing new ways, and a dancer who makes the rigorous and punishing seem at once effortless and alien.”

    johwenzel-headshotThe Denver PostDance Person of the Year
  • “Mr. Sher-Machherndl, a former principal dancer with the Dutch National Ballet and Bavarian State Ballet, is choreographer to watch for”

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  • “I felt uncomfortable, as if Sher-Macherndl had played puppet master pulling my strings, just as he lowered the outstretched arm of Shoaf during the dance, she would reach up he would walk in circles around her and lower her arm, this too was repeated over and over and at one point he even appears to pull her foot out from under her causing her to collapse. I had been manipulated, but I had been a willing party to that manipulation. It was sublime.”

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  • “What a mesmerizing conjunction of extremes, choreography by Robert Sher-Machherndl, majestic performance by Rachel Viselli, principal dancer of San Francisco ballet. Hard to resist the charm and summery grace of the Chautauqua setting coupled with brilliant dance. Worth repeating: brilliant dance.”

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  • “Funny, dark and provocative, ‘trust’ was a highlight of the program”

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