L.A. Dance Project Takes Up Residency at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, Now thru 2/22

In keeping with L.A. Dance Project's commitment to the City of Los Angeles, the company is announcing its new artistic partnership with Ace Hotel, which will begin with three performances today, February 20th and February 21st and 22nd at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, formerly the historic United Artists Theatre.

After its much anticipated 2012 premiere at The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall, as part of Glorya Kaufman presents Dance at the Music Center, and a world-wide tour in 2013, L.A. Dance Project returns to Downtown Los Angeles to present its most celebrated collaborations to date.

The program includes U.S. premieres of Reflections choreographed by Benjamin Millepied with music by David Lang and visual concepts by Barbara Kruger, and Murder Ballads by Justin Peck with music by Bryce Dessner of The National and visual concepts by Sterling Ruby. These two works will be paired with an exclusive sneak-peek of a new piece by Hiroaki Umeda in preparation for its upcoming premiere in Paris in March 2014.

"The launch of L.A. Dance Project in 2012 was truly one of the most exciting moments of my life," said L.A. Dance Project founder Benjamin Millepied. "I've always been struck by the incredible vibrancy of Los Angeles, one of the world's premiere art centers with more artists living here than any other city in America. I am delighted that Ace supports our vision of presenting dance collaborations of the highest quality, a vision I remain committed to for the rest of my life.

"With Ace Hotel we are fortunate to have a partner who understands the importance of revitalizing arts and culture in Downtown Los Angeles. Audiences will be blown away by this magnificent venue that doesn't have a bad seat in the house. For us this is a dream come true," added Charles Fabius, founding producer of L.A. Dance Project. "More than 2,000 of all tickets available have been designated at $20 to ensure accessibility to the largest audience possible."

L.A. Dance Project will offer programs at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in the spring and fall. Tickets for the ground breaking spring performances will go on sale January 16. For purchase information and details, visit www.ladanceproject.com. The Theatre is located at 929 S Broadway, adjacent to Ace Hotel. Additional information about Ace Hotel and United Artists Theatre can be found at www.acehotel.com/theatre.

L.A. Dance Project and Ace Hotel will be offering presale tickets for those on their mailing lists. For presale tickets from L.A. Dance Project and Ace Hotel, sign up at www.ladanceproject.eventbrite.com and www.acehotel.com/alist.

About L.A. Dance Project: L.A. Dance Project is an artist collective founded in 2012 by renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied, along with founding producer Charles Fabius, composers Nico Muhly and Nicholas Britell and art consultant Matthieu Humery.

L.A. Dance Project promotes new collaborative work by emerging and established artists and revisits influential multidisciplinary dance collaborations from the past. It creates innovative platforms for contemporary dance and expands the experience of dance and dance education to audiences of all ages.

L.A. Dance Project's inaugural performance, commissioned by The Music Center and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, was held at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 22, 2012. Since then the company has maintained a steady schedule of performances both in the United States and internationally. From the end of 2012 through 2013, LADP appeared at: University of California Davis' Mondavi Center; Alexander Kasser Hall at Montclair State University, New Jersey; White Bird Dance in Portland, Oregon; and the Westobou Festival in Augusta, Georgia. In 2013, LADP also performed at international venues including: Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris; Sadler's Wells Theatre, London; Art Basel; The Holland Festival, Amsterdam; The Spoleto Festival; The Edinburgh International Festival; La Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France; and Is Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey. The company also collaborated with The Industry on the much-acclaimed Invisible Cities at Union Station.

In addition to Los Angeles, in 2014 New York, Paris, the Dance Biennial in Lyon and the Golden Mask Festival Moscow. LADP will also be touring to a number of cities in France, China and Japan.




More On: United Artists, Walt Disney, Glorya Kaufman, Benjamin Millepied, David Lang, Justin Peck,

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