Experience the power and grace
Experience the power and grace of dance in an evening of four diverse works performed by L.A. Dance Project, featuring some of the best dancers from America led by renowned artist Benjamin Millepied. A former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and principal dancer of New York City Ballet, Millepied has created works for leading ballet companies around the world, and his accolades include choreographing and starring in the Oscar-winning film Black Swan.
The evening begins with a tribute to the American icon of modern dance, Martha Graham, in three rarely seen duets – White, Star and Moon – which draw from her 1957 film A Dancer’s World. The first duet is inspired by the “White Duet” from Diversion of Angels, a Graham classic that is still performed around the world. The second and third duet are the only recorded sections of Canticle for Innocent Comedians, a Graham work created in 1952 and considered to be lost.
Upping the pace is Murder Ballades by Justin Peck, resident choreographer at the New York City Ballet, a vivacious work “loosely inspired by the tradition of American murder ballads, which infuses its athletic, often cheery movement with a sinister undercurrent”, according to The New York Times.
Two works by Millepied, both set to music by Philip Glass, will display his complex craftsmanship at its best. The first is Closer. an exquisite duet of crystalline beauty and delicacy set to Glass’s rhapsodic piano score Mad Rush.
24 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 25 (Wednesday) 10:00 pm
Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay
1 Esplanade Drive