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L.A. DANCES — PROGRAM A

L.A. Dance Project presents L.A. DANCES—A FESTIVAL OF 10 DANCE WORKS, an engagement of ten Los Angeles premieres—plus a new production of Bella Lewitzky’s KINAESONATA—over the course of the next two months.

Program A includes new work by L.A. Dance Project dancers Janie Taylor (ADAGIO IN B MINOR) and Gianna Reisen (RISING WATER)—as well Kyle Abraham’s CHAPTER SONG. This fast-moving piece of vignettes and quick cuts features costumes and text by the choreographer, voiceover by Carrie Mae Weems, and music by everyone from Philip Glass and Barbra Streisand to Outkast and Kendrick Lamar.

The evening opens with SPLIT STEP, a collaboration by visual artist Emily Mast, director Zack Winokur, composer Evan Mast, lighting designer Christopher Kuhl, and the dancers of L.A. Dance Project.

L.A. DANCES—PROGRAM A

Thursday through Sunday, September 26, 27, 28, and 29.

Thursday through Sunday, October 10, 11, 12, and 13.

Sunday, October 20, and Thursday, October 24.

All performances at 8 pm.

L.A. Dance Project

2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.

L.A. Dance Project, L.A. Dances—A Festival of 10 Dance Works, Program A images courtesy and © L.A. Dance Project, the dancers, and the photographers.

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).*
L.A. DANCE PROJECTLIVE FROM 2245
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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.