Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet's "Juliet"

Date: May 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail:

Advance ticket sales close at 5:30 pm on May 23.

Experience internationally renowned choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl premiere’s his latest work JULIET. He takes inspiration from human behavior and interaction in a fast paced digital age. Meet the characters Juliet, Hanna, and Klaus Maria as they interpret new and unimagined movement language, taking the audience on a powerful and emotional journey. Distinctively innovative, JULIET reflects upon themes of connection, disconnection to intolerant action. Check out the teaser HERE.
Award-winning architect Mike Moore joins the exploration. He takes inspiration from illuminated device screens, and creates a floating light cube in the state-of-the-art 5,000 sq ft gymnasium. The audience is seated around the illuminated shape, and the performance takes place inside. Suspension tape divides the entire performance space, transforming it to an engaging, interactive environment for the public.
"One of ten contemporary companies you should be obsessed with" - Dance Spirit Magazine
"Funny, dark, and provocative, 'Trust' was a highlight of the program" - The New York Times  
"Explosive, aggressive, beautiful, and in control. It's the voice he's been developing for some 40 years" - Denver Magazine
Over the past 18 years, Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet has evolved into a platform for artistically addressing, and reflecting to its audiences, relevant global and human rights issues affecting the world we live in today.

panel discussion follows the performance with perspectives on racial intolerance, the rise of anti-semitism, and the role of the artist in today’s society. This talk encourages audience inclusion.

Nan Goodman Director of Jewish Studies & English Professor CU Boulder

Sandra Saltrese-Miller, Immigration Attorney, who fights for rights of immigrants in immigration and federal court

Robert Sher-Machherndl Artistic Director & Choreographer of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet

Nan Goodman Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and a professor in the Jewish Studies Program and English department, Goodman is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards and is the author of many articles and three books, The Puritan Cosmopolis:  The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination (2018); Banished:  Common Law and the Rhetoric of Social Exclusion (2012); and Shifting the Blame:  Literature, Law, and the Theory of Accidents (1998).  She has also co-edited three volumes:  The Routledge Research Companion to Law and Humanities in Nineteenth-Century America (with Simon Stern, 2017)The Turn Around Religion in America: Literature, Culture (with Michael Kramer, (2011) and Juris-Dictions, Special Issue, English Language Notes, 48.2 (2010).  Her next project revolves around the legacy of Shabbtai Sevi, the false Jewish messiah. 
Sandra Saltrese-Miller, an experienced immigration attorney, has fought for the rights of immigrants for three decades. She has represented scores of clients in immigration court and federal court. Before opening her own immigration law firm, she was the supervising immigration lawyer at one of Denver’s most well established (now dissolved) nonprofit immigration clinics, where she defended indigent immigrants against deportation.  Ms. Saltrese-Miller  specializes in all areas of litigation from removal defense in immigration court to appellate cases. She filed the first Violence Against Women immigration case in Colorado. She co-counseled the first constitutional challenge against the government’s restrictive immigration legislation in the Tenth Circuit Appeals Court. See Jurado-Gutierrez v. Gonzalez.  This talented immigration lawyer successfully litigated the first illegal disclosure asylum case in Colorado, where she halted deportation of asylum seekers whose asylum materials were illegally disclosed to their country of origin. Ms Saltrese-Miller also specializes in professional visas for scientists, artists, and academic scholars. Her clients have spanned the spectrum from Mayan asylum seekers to Austrian world famous ballet dancers.  
Robert Sher-Machherndl is an internationally recognized choreographer, born in Vienna, Austria, has been granted the US visa ‘Alien of Extraordinary Ability’.  He is a former Principal Dancer with Dutch National Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet and Nederlands Dance Theater, Co-director of Salzburg Ballet and Assistant Artistic Director at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. He’s created choreography for Vienna State Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Salzburg Ballet, Denver Arts & Venues, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Santa Fe Dance Festival,  “…a highlight of the program” The New York Times
Robert Sher-Machherndl has created choreography and masterclasses at Vienna State Ballet Academy, Finnish National Ballet School, Kuopio Dance Festival, Lines Ballet Training Program, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Colorado Ballet Academy, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Bowdoin College Maine, University of Wyoming and more.  He has been awarded ‘Dance Person of the Year’ by the Denver Post, four-time winner of New York Ballet Builders Award, and featured on the MTV series MADE.  Robert is a founder of the acclaimed Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet where he’s created over twenty five choreographies and established a variety of educational programs.
Thursday, May 23 | 7:30 pm | $28 - $32 | REGISTER HERE
Advance ticket sales close at 5:30 pm on May 23