Paris-born choreographer Benoit-Swan Pouffer – a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the current artistic director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet– brings a European sensibility to Ailey II’s repertory with ‘Rusty.’ Set to the pulsating tones of composer Mikael Karlsson’s score, Rusty features a cast of nine dancers, ethereal movement and lush partnering. This contemporary piece explores the experiences of young artists – the challenges they face and the relationships they build as performers. Learn more: