Saturday, October 7th world renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied and L.A. Dance Project hosted their annual show stopping gala unveiling their brand new space in Downtown L.A.
Natalie Portman and friend Rashida Jones co-chaired the beautiful event sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels, Dom Perignon, CAA and Rag & Bone and catered by An Catering (Crustacean)
Mikhail Baryshnikov was the Guest of Honor and the evening featured performances by L.A Dance Project, Emma Portner, and the students from The Colburn School.
WHAT: L.A. Dance Project hosted their annual gala at their brand new space in downtown L.A on Saturday, October 7. L.A. Dance Project’s founding Artistic Director Benjamin Millepied continues the company’s mission of presenting collaborations across artistic disciplines.
WHO: Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman, Mikhail Baryshnikov,
Rashida Jones, Quincy Jones,
Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher,
Ellen Page, Emma Portner
Gina Rodriguez, Alice Eve, Amber Valletta, Jennifer Grey, Barbara Kruger
WHERE: 2245 E. Washington Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
ABOUT L.A. DANCE PROJECT
L.A. DANCE PROJECT IS A DANCE COMPANY FOUNDED IN 2012 BY CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER BENJAMIN MILLEPIED, ALONG WITH COMPOSER NICO MUHLYART CONSULTANT MATTHIEU HUMERY, FOUNDING PRODUCER CHARLES FABIUS AND COMPOSER NICHOLAS BRITELL.
The L.A. Dance Project is a platform for the development, creation, support and presentation of world-class dance in Los Angeles. Comprised of an internationally acclaimed dance company, a brand new performance space in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Arts District and a program of media initiatives, LAPD promotes dance not only as an artistic practice but as a way of being in the world. LADP seeks to foster dance-centered artistic collaborations across all disciplines, cultures and communities in Los Angeles and around the globe.
Since its founding, the company of the L.A. Dance Project has toured and given master classes at international venues and festivals including the Holland Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, La Maison de la Danse, the Saitama Arts Center, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Shanghai and Bejing Opera House, Theatre des Champs Elysees and Theatre du Chatelet. In the US, the company has performed at venues including Jacob’s Pillow, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City Center and the Joyce Theater.
In its home city of Los Angeles the company has performed at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Music Hall, MOCA, Union Station, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
LADP IS A REGISTERED 501 (C)(3) NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION, AND ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW.