Orpheus Highway

Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied

Orpheus Highway premiered in June 2017 at The Joyce Theater in New York. This ballet explores the tragic love story of its eponymous mythological protagonist through an intricate juxtaposition of film and live dance performance, directed and choreographed by Benjamin Millepied. Nine dancers onstage echo and riff against a commanding cinematic backdrop in which they also star as Steve Reich’s suspended and strident Triple Quartet propels the work toward its dramatic conclusion.

World Premiere
June 14, 2017 at The Joyce Theatre in New York City, New York

Lighting Design
Jim French and Benjamin Millepied

Directed by Benjamin Millepied / Produced by Studio6
Executive Producer: Nick Williams
Director of Photography and Steadicam: Trevor Tweeten
Camera Assistant: Robert Matthews
Video System Designer: Eamonn Farrell
Video System Assistant: Thomas Kavanaugh

Costume Design
Benjamin Millepied

Triple Quartet by Steve Reich
by arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc. a Boosey & Hawkes Company, publisher and copyright owner.

16 Minutes

* L.A. Dance Project developed this work thanks to a Technical Residency Partnership with The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

Orpheus Highway