L.A. Dance Project at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
September 10, 2012 | by —Alexandra Calamari
Photograph Courtesy L.A. Dance Project; Photography by Benjamin Millepied | Homepage
Benjamin Millepied, choreographer of 2010’s Black Swan and husband to Natalie Portman, will debut a dance piece at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall September 22 to kick off the 10th anniversary season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center. Performed by the L.A. Dance Project, a company Millepied founded in November, "Moving Parts" includes an impressive artistic collective—including a score by Nico Muhly, visuals by artist-in-residence Christopher Wool, and costumes by the ever-fashionable Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.
Millepied’s program will also feature two more avant-garde pieces, William Forsythe’s "Quintett" (1993) and Merce Cunningham’s "Winterbranch" (1964). Dancing alongside Millepied will be Amanda Wells, Julia Eichten, Frances Chaverini, Charlie Hodge, Morgan Lugo, and Nathan Makolandra.
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center will continue at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with the U.S. debut of The National Ballet of Canada's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (October 19-21). Other season highlights include presentations by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the American Ballet Theatre, and The Joffrey Ballet.
L.A. Dance Project performs September 22 and 23 at 7:30 PM and 2 PM, respectively. Tickets ($28-$110) are available at ticketing.musiccenter.org. 111 S. Grand Ave., 213-972-0711
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