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L.A. Dance Project 3 at Chatelet


L.A. Dance Project 3

PARIS/FRANCE: It caused a shock wave in the world of ballet which was looking for a successor to George Balanchine and to Jerome Robbins. For the third consecutive season,Benjamin Millepied, who took on this double inheritance, invents his own and unique style, returning to Théâtre du Châtelet with his collective of creators: a collective who puts into question our perception of what dance can represent today. Presentation 8. – 11. April. 2015

Benjamin Millepied is new balletchief at Paris Opera Ballet, in addition he is presenting LA Dance project at Theatre du Chatelet. An interesting combination, giving the audience the possibility to enjoy several and eventually also different sides of an interesting Dance personality. In addition to enjoy choreography also by Roy Assaf and a world creation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Three new works commissioned by the L.A. Dance Project

Hearts and Arrows

Choreography: Benjamin Millepied
Music: Philip GlassString Quartet No. 3 (Mishima)
1. 1957 – Award Montage
2. November 25 – Ichigaya
3. 1934 – Grandmother And Kimitake
4. 1962 – Body Building
5. Blood Oath
6. Mishima/Closing
© 1985, Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. (ASCAP). Used by permission. Performed by Kronos Quartet – Nonesuch Records.
Recorded in 1993. Produced by Judith Sherman, Kurt Munkacsi and Philip Glass.

Lighting Design: Roderick Murray
Costume Design: Janie Taylor
Length: 17 minutes

Visual Concept: Liam Gillick

II Acts for the Blind

Choreography: Roy Assaf
Assistant Choreographer: Jeremie Bernheim
In collaboration with: Stephanie AmuraoAnthony BryantAaron CarrJulia EichtenCharlie HodgesMorgan LugoNathan MakolandraRachelle Rafailedes,
Story: L.A. Dance Project dancers
Storyteller: Charlie Hodges

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, relaxed during Montpellier Danse Festival 2014. Foto Henning Høholt


Music: Svanur by , (c) 2010. From the album Í Annan Heim.
Music editing: Reut Yehudai / Jeremie Bernheim
Lighting Design: Omer Sheizaf
Costume Design: Janie Taylor
Length: 20 min

Premiered on September 25th, 2014 at the Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Etienne in Saint-Etienne, France.
Warm thanks to Martin Gimenez for all his crazy ideas.

World creation

Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Photos ©Laurent Philippe

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