Contemporary Dance Company L.A. Dance Project Coming March 20

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The groundbreaking contemporary dance company, the L.A. Dance Project, will perform at the Kahilu Theatre, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7 PM.  Ticket info below

Benjamin Millepied

L.A. Dance Project (LADP) was founded in 2012 by choreographer, filmmaker, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet (NYCB),   Born in Bordeaux, France, Mr. Millepied began his ballet training at the age of eight. He attended the Conservatoire National de Lyon before travelling to New York City to attend the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of NYCB. In 1995, Mr. Millepied was invited to join NYCB where he performed a vast repertoire of works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins and originated roles in ballets by Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Mauro Bigonzetti, Angelin Preljoçaj, and Peter Martins, among others. Mr. Millepied began choreographing during his time at NYCB and his work has entered the repertories of major dance companies worldwide, including NYCB, Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Staatsoper, Mariinsky Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Lyon Opera Ballet, among others. In 2010, Millepied’s choreography was featured in Darren Aronofsky’s award-winning film Black Swan, in which he also starred.

The program for LADP’s Hawaii Tour will be presented in three parts. The first piece of the evening is Martha Graham Duets Choreographed by the revolutionary Martha Graham herself. The piece takes three juxtaposing pas de deuxfrom Graham’s larger works and combines them into something that communicates profound intimacy, playful energy, and wonderfully poetic partnering. The second piece, Second Quartet choreographed by Noé Soulier, breaks physical expectations by creating scenarios of incomplete movements where the performers appear to be denied full range of motion by something that is invisible. The third and final piece of this performance is Bach Studies (Part 1) choreographed by Benjamin Millepied himself. This piece is inspired by the depth and complexity of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music. Millepied masterfully translates music into movement that is at once technically sophisticated, delicate and emotionally compelling.

If You Go

L.A. Dance Project will be at the Kahilu Theatre on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 PM. Tickets are $65/$45/$25 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela.

For more info on the L.A. Dance Project, please visit: http://ladanceproject.org

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