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BRET EASTERLING’S BRECHT

This weekend, Batsheva Dance Company veteran Bret Easterling will perform his evening-length, in-the-round dance/sound work BRECHT at the L.A. Dance Project space.

Easterling will dance amid a sea of microphones, creating and transmitting the ambient sounds with which musician-composer Maxwell Transue will arrange a real time score.

BRECHT

Saturday, June 29, at 8 pm.

L.A. Dance Project

2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Bret Easterling, Brecht, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, April 2019, photograph by Cheryl Mann; Easterling, Brecht in rehearsal (2); Easterling (forground) dancing with Batsheva Dance Company in Last Work, choreographed by Ohad Naharin, photograph by Ascaf Avraham; Easterling, Brecht, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, April 2019, photograph by Cheryl Mann. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and dance companies.

I FALL, I FLOW, I MELT — L.A. DANCE PROJECT

I FALL, I FLOW, I MELT—a new evening-length dance work from Benjamin Millepied investigating “techniques of counterpoint, fugue, and canon within his choreography”—will be performed by L.A. Dance Project at their downtown Los Angeles headquarters, reconfigured for an in-the-round experience.Twelve dancers from the ensemble—Doug Baum, Anthony Lee Bryant, Aaron Carr, David Adrian Freeland Jr., Mario Gonzalez, Madison Hicks, Daisy Jacobson, Nathan B. Makolandra, Rachelle Rafailedes, Gianna Reisen, Janie Taylor, Patricia Zhou—will be joined by violinist Etienne Gara, who will play Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Partita for Violin No. 2 in D Minor” as well as sections from Mystery Sonatas and The National Anthems by David Lang.

Alessandro Sartori has designed the costumes for the piece, and Millepied designed the lighting.

L.A. DANCE PROJECT—

I FALL, I FLOW, I MELT

Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13.

Tuesday through Sunday,

January 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

All performances at 8 pm.

L.A. Dance Project Studios

2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.

Benjamin Millepied, I Fall, I Flow, I Melt (2018), rehearsal. Millepied, top right and below center, with his dancers.

All images courtesy L.A. Dance Project.

L.A. DANCE PROJECT — LIVE FROM 2245

After a sold out opening weekend, L.A. Dance Project continues to welcome audiences to its new home for LIVE FROM 2245, a series of performances in downtown Los Angeles.

LIVE FROM 2245 features two rotating programs that highlight the company’s ongoing mission to promote the work of emerging and established choreographers, and to introduce new audiences to iconic modern works,” and PROGRAM A features the local premiere of L.A. Dance Project founder and director Benjamin Millepied’s Bach Studies (Part 1).*
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PROGRAM A—
Second Quartet by Noé Soulier and Bach Studies (Part 1)
Wednesday and Thursday, May 23 and 24.
Saturday, May 26; Tuesday, May 29; and Friday, June 1.
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PROGRAM B—
Martha Graham Duets
Hearts & Arrows and On the Other Side by Millepied.
Tuesday, May 22; Friday, May 25.
Wednesday and Thursday, May 30 and 31.
Saturday, June 2.
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L.A. Dance Project Studios
2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.
From top: David Adrian Freeland, Jr., in rehearsal; Benjamin Millepied; the company in rehearsal (2). All photographs courtesy of L.A. Dance Project.

L.A. DANCE PROJECT AT THE WALLIS

The Los Angeles company premieres of Benjamin Millepied’s SARABANDE and Ohad Naharin’s YAG are among the highlights of L.A. Dance Project’s spring season at The Wallis.

Also on the bill: the three Graham pas de deux that make up MARTHA GRAHAM DUETS, and HELIX, choreographed by Justin Peck and set to music by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

For SARABANDE, Devan Jaquez (flute), and Fabiola Kim (violin) will accompany the dancers onstage.

 

L.A. DANCE PROJECT

Thursday through Saturday, April 5, 6, and 7, at 7:30 pm.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

Above: L.A. Dance Project, Martha Graham Duets. Photograph by James Welling.

Below: Stephanie Amuro and Aaron Carr in Helix.

NOÉ SOULIER AT L.A. DANCE PROJECT

This weekend L.A. Dance Project hosts an Open Studios rehearsal, as well as the Flax Foundation’s DIALECTIC OF THE STARS program BODIES 2, featuring a screening of Naotaka Hiro’s THE PIT (DANCER WITH GOLDEN LIPS), and a performance by Noé Soulier.

 

LADP OPEN STUDIOS AT 2245, Saturday, February 24, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

L.A. DANCE PROJECT, 2245 East Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles.

ladanceproject.org/open-studio

BODIES 2, Saturday, February 24, doors at 7 pm.

THE PIT screening, 7:30 pm.

NOÉ SOULIER performance, 8 pm.

L.A. DANCE PROJECT, 2245 East Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles.

flaxfoundation.org/dialectic-of-the-stars

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See: aestheticamagazine.com/noe-soulier

Noé Soulier, image courtesy of the French Embassy in the United States, and, bottom, photographed by Ouidade Soussi-Chiadmi.

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