"I chose Los Angeles as a home base for the company in 2012 simply because the city is inspiring to me," explained Millepied, "L.A.'s rich cultural heritage, from the silent film era to classical music to visual arts, has been the inspiration and home of many important artists—a place where each felt great freedom and creativity in the pursuit of their art."
Since its last performance at the Ace, L.A. Dance Project has maintained an extensive international touring schedule (34 cities in 11 countries to be exact), as well as performing in alternative venues such as the Hammer and Schindler Houses. The company has also brought in new dances and resurrected important works by Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham.
"It's so heartwarming to see our restored Theatre act as a vessel for Millepied's vision," stated Kelly Sawdon, Partner and Chief Brand Officer for Ace Hotel. "With art from L.A.-based Mark Bradford, costume designs by Janie Taylor, and a world premiere set to a score by artist-songwriter-performer Rufus Wainwright, Benjamin and L.A. Dance Project are bringing world-class, contemporary dance to Los Angeles. Their repertory stands as a testament to their love for the city."
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Written by Erick Montano