Prodigal Dance Company L.A. Dance Project Return to the Ace Theater for a 2-Night Run

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With music by Rufus Wainwright and set design by Mark Bradford
Nearly three years later Benjamin Millepied and L.A. Dance Project will be returning to Los Angeles for a two-night run at their home base at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, December 9th and 10th. The program will feature four unique pieces Including Millepied's "On The Other Side" with a set designed by Mark Bradford and the world premiere of "Homecoming" with music composed and performed live by Rufus Wainwright. The show continues the company's mission of presenting collaborations across artistic disciplines.

"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."

Purchase tickets for the performances here.

Written by Erick Montano