L. A. Dance Project
A Paris comeback for Benjamin Millepied and his L.A. Dance Project company, a lively incubator for choreographic innovation.
L.A Dance Project © Benjamin Millepied
Noé Soulier choreography
Chaconne (Part 1) (2018, French Premiere)
Benjamin Millepied choreography
Ohad Naharin choreography
John Zorn, Gaetano Donizetti, John Tavener, Ennio Morricone,
Ran Slavin, Maxim Waratt music
L. A. Dance Project Dancers
In 2011, Benjamin Millepied took his leave of the New York City Ballet, a company in which he danced all the major roles in the repertoire as principal dancer. A year later, he set up the L.A. Dance Project in Los Angeles, which is both a dance company and a creative hub bringing together a collective of creative artists from different fields (music, the visual arts, video and more besides). Building on its exceptional soloists and programmes which are open to all influences, the L.A. Dance Project combines Modern American Dance with a creative impetus which is deeply attuned to the contemporary world. For this second visit to the avenue Montaigne, he is bringing two recent productions, opening with a piece by dancer and choreographer Ohad Naharin. As a key figure on the Israeli stage and director of the Batsheva Dance Company, who trained with Martha Graham and Maurice Béjart, Ohad Naharin defies categorisation, but is incredibly talented and never fails to surprise and captivate audiences with his free approach.
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