Romeo and Juliet
L.A. Dance Project & LA Phil
OCT 18-21, 2018
As the first iteration of a forthcoming full-length experience, L.A. Dance Project presents scenes from Romeo and Juliet. Artistic Director Benjamin Millepied fuses the live event with a cinematic exploration of Walt Disney Concert Hall. With Millepied behind the camera, audiences follow the star-crossed lovers as they seamlessly transition from stage to screen, with the action projected live as the story plays out in unexpected locations throughout the building.
Company in Residence : Luma
A three year partnership (2015-2018) dedicated to the development of new works and public programming at Luma in Arles, France. In 2018, the performers were in residence for the first time at ‘La Formation’ in the Parc des Ateliers, the third building recently renovated by Selldorf Architects. La Formation is conceived as an artists’ residence, rehearsal and performance space of 14,680 square ft.
Video produced by Victor & Simon
L.A. Dance Project at Luma Arles, Arles, France, 2018
Marfa Dance Episodes
In summer of 2017 LADP took to the high desert in Marfa, Texas for Marfa Dance Episodes. Partnering with the Chinati Foundation and live-stream app, Periscope, the company presented a series of performances within the permanent collection that garnered over 500,000 viewers during the live-stream events.
In 2016, Art collective Gerard & Kelly worked with L.A. Dance Project to develop Modern Living, a series of performances that explore intimacy and domestic space within legacies of modernist architecture. Modern Living manifests as site-specific events, videos filmed on location, drawings, and performance scores. The first two chapters of the project unfolded at the Schindler House in West Hollywood, CA, and The Glass House in New Canaan, CT.
In 2013 L.A. Dance Project collaborated with experimental opera company, The Industry, on the immersive opera Invisible Cities. Called a “Welcomed adventure” by LA Weekly, viewers wore specialized headphones and had the freedom to follow performers through the everyday traffic of Union Station. Combining music, theater, dance, with a historic landmark in Los Angeles.