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Peak Performances

Peak Performances


Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 6:20pm

LA Dance Project


L.A. Dance Project

Benjamin Millepied, Artistic Director

October 25 and 26 • 7:30 p.m.
October 27 • 8:00 p.m.
October 28 • 3:00 p.m.

Alexander Kasser Theater

All seats: 5*

William Forsythe’s Quintett (with music by Gavin Bryars)
Merce Cunningham’s Winterbranch (with music by La Monte Young)
Benjamin Millepied’s Moving Parts (with music by Nico Muhly)

Benjamin Millepied is a man on the move. From his time as the principal dancer for the New York City Ballet to his masterful choreography for Darren Aronofsky’s enigmatic Black Swan, even in his company’s recent appearance on So You Think You Can Dance, Millepied’s unique look at dance is making an indelible mark in the world of the performing arts.

Now, his L.A. Dance Project is redefining dance for the 21st century. This astounding program will feature Millepied's new work, Moving Parts, set on a score by composer Nico Muhly and visual design by noted New York painter Christopher Wool. The company will also revive Merce Cunningham's controversial 1964 Winterbranch, a movement exploration of falling bodies set to a mostly two-note score by La Monte Young, and William Forsythe's Quintett, a 1993 study in loss and hope to avant-garde composer Gavin Bryars looping composition "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet.”

Join us after the Saturday, 10/27 performance for a special Community Conversation with Benjamin Millepied, moderated by Wendy Perron!

Click to read the 10/21 New York Times feature on Benjamin Millepied and L.A. Dance Project.

Commissioned by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, Los Angeles.


*Undergraduate students at MSU receive one ticket at no additional charge to every event through the Performing Arts Fee. Tickets may be reserved at the Alexander Kasser Theater Box Office, with a valid student I.D.

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