L.A. Dance Project makes its New York City debut at BAM
L.A. Dance Project
Murder Ballades credit Laurent Philippe.
L.A. Dance Project makes its New York City debut at BAM,
Repertory includes works by renowned choreographers Millepied, Peck, and Forsythe
L.A. Dance Project
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, and William Forsythe
Featuring a special appearance by eighth blackbird
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave)
Oct 16—18 at 7:30pm
Tickets start at $20.
Reflections (NY Premiere)
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied in collaboration with the company
Music by David Lang
Visual concept by Barbara Kruger
Murder Ballades (NY Premiere)
Choreography by Justin Peck
Music by Bryce Dessner
Visual concept by Sterling Ruby
Choreography by William Forsythe
Music by Gavin Bryars
Brooklyn, NY/Sep 11, 2014—L.A. Dance Project makes its New York City debut with an evening of repertory that exemplifies the company’s objective. Founded in 2012 by choreographer, dancer, and newly appointed director of the Paris Opera Ballet Benjamin Millepied, composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, Founding Producer Charles Fabius, and Nicholas Britell, the company’s mission is to promote new collaborative work by emerging and established artists and to revisit influential multidisciplinary dance collaborations from the past.
The program for the BAM debut features works by Millepied, Justin Peck, and William Forsythe. Commissioned by Van Cleef & Arpels, Reflections (NY Premiere) is set to a piano solo by David Lang, performed by Andrew Zolinsky, and places Millepied’s choreography among sets and costumes designed by photographer, artist, and provocateur Barbara Kruger. New York City Ballet soloist and recently named Resident Choreographer Justin Peck’s Murder Ballades (NY Premiere) features music by Bryce Dessner performed by three-time Grammy award-winning chamber sextet eighth blackbird in their BAM debut. Citing influences from Jerome Robbins, Forsythe, and even Pina Bausch, The New York Times points out that Peck’s own voice as a choreographer emerges “in the dynamic contrasts of the movement and in his ability to surprise, both choreographically and psychologically.” William Forsythe’s Quintett, presented in its US premiere during the 2001 Next Wave Festival, is set to Gavin Bryars haunting “Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet” and closes the diverse program.
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