LOS ANGELES--()--L.A. Dance Project proudly congratulates its Founding Director Benjamin Millepied on his appointment as the next Director of the Paris Opera Ballet, beginning September 2014.
In light of this prestigious nomination, Mr. Millepied has reiterated his continued and unwavering support of, and commitment to, L.A. Dance Project – both now and in the future. Mr. Millepied founded L.A. Dance Project in 2012 as a unique Curatorial Collective together with composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, producer Charles Fabius and film producer Dimitri Chamblas. L.A. Dance Project has its offices and studios at the Los Angeles Theatre Centre in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, and the company’s staff and dancers reside in L.A
Mr. Millepied has made clear that L.A. Dance Project was never intended to be his own dance company, and as such it will continue as a platform for dance at large including theater work, site-specific installations, and video created by artists from diverse disciplines. Firmly rooted in Los Angeles, California, L.A. Dance Project will continue its mission to commission and produce new work while at the same time reviving seminal collaborations from the past.
In 2013, L.A. Dance Project will present new commissions by choreographers Justin Peck and Emanuel Gat, composers David Lang and Bryce Dessner, and artist Barbara Kruger, among others. L.A. Dance Project will also present site-specific collaborations with The Industry in Los Angeles and The Creator's Project in London. Over the course of the year, in addition to the time it spends at its home base in Los Angeles, L.A. Dance Project will debut at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, the Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Italy, La Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France, Sadler's Wells Theatre in London and more to be announced.
Plans for 2014 include, in addition to time spent in Los Angeles, invitations to perform in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Australia.
After his personal move to Paris in September 2014, Millepied will remain committed to L.A. Dance Project as its Founding Director and artistic advisor. Until then, L.A. Dance Project and Mr. Millepied will seek to expand the company’s Curatorial Collective and to further establish a dynamic artistic organization, which found its ultimate inspiration in the city of Los Angeles.