FROM Benjamin Millepied
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied has a vision for dance in LA Benjamin Millepied rose to fame as a principal dancer and choreographer at the New York City Ballet. His big break came in the movie “Black Swan.” He choreographed and starred in the film, alongside his wife, Natalie Portman. Then he moved to Los Angeles and started LA Dance Project. Now the company is moving to a new space in the Arts District.
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied The LA Dance Project , founded by celebrity choreographer Benjamin Millepied, kicks off its second season Feb. 20 at the new Ace Hotel in downtown. The new company has been both hailed as the missing link in L.A.'s arts scene, and criticized for not employing local dancers. Madeleine talks to Millepied about the hype, the controversy, and what audiences can expect from the troupe this year.
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