Vail welcomes L.A. Dance Project in its Festival company debut. L.A. Dance Project was founded in 2012 by former New York City Ballet principal dancer and choreographer, Benjamin Millepied. Over the past 5 years, this cutting-edge company has gained renown for creating new work and reviving seminal collaborations from influential dance makers.
Choreography by Justin Peck
Music by Bryce Dessner
Martha Graham Duets
Choreography by Martha Graham
Music by Cameron McCosh
On the Other Side
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied
Music by Philip Glass
L.A. Dance Project Artistic Director: Benjamin Millepied
Benjamin Millepied (Artistic Director) is a french dancer, choreographer and filmmaker. Millepied was a principal with the New York City Ballet where he danced from 1995 to 2011. Millepied’s many ballets are in the repertory of major dance companies around the world such as American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, The Mariinksy Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Berlin Staastsoper, Lyon Opera Ballet and Dutch National Ballet. Millepied also choreographed the solo Years Later for Mikhail Baryshnikov in 2008. In 2010, Millepied choreographed and starred in the award winning film Black Swan and in 2012, Millepied founded the Los Angeles Dance Project. In 2014, Millepied was appointed Director of Dance at Paris Opera Ballet. For the two seasons he programmed at POB, Millepied commissioned new works by William Forsythe, Justin Peck, Jerome Bel, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite, Tino Seghal, Nico Muhly and James Blake. Millepied has directed numerous dance short films over the years. In 2018, he will make his directorial feature debut with the film musical “Carmen.” Millepied is a recipient of the Prix de Lausanne, the Mae L. Win Award, the U.S.A Artists fellowship and a Chevalier in the order of Arts and Letters.