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What to Watch: L.A. Dance Project Teams Up With NOWNESS

We can always count on NOWNESS to reimagine our dance faves by pairing them with equally esteemed cinematographers for short films that feel almost dreamlike (take a look back at their video with ABT’s Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside for more amazingness). For their newest creation as a part of their Directors’ Cuts series, NOWNESS […]

L.A. Dance Project Is Giving Us Three Days of Livestreams This Weekend

We’re not sure what we did to deserve the livestream generosity the dance world is giving us these days, but this weekend, it’s getting even better. PC Joe Toreno L.A. Dance Project, Benjamin Milliepied’s trendsetting contemporary troupe, has been in residence at The Chinati Foundation for the past few days. This weekend, they’re showing us […]

Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project is Becoming a Company Like No Other

It’s fitting that choreographer Benjamin Millepied named a recent work On the Other Side. After a difficult two-year tenure as artistic director of the Paris Opéra Ballet, he is happily settled in Los Angeles and reemerging with big plans for L.A. Dance Project, the contemporary company he founded there in 2012. Today, his ambitious vision […]

Carla Körbes joins L.A. Dance Project

Just two weeks after her final performance with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carla Körbes is making moves: She’s joined L.A. Dance Project as associate artistic director. Along with ballet masters Sébastien Marcovici and Charlie Hodges, she’ll be part of the LA-based team that Benjamin Millepied has assembled to look after the troupe while he’s busy in […]

L.A.'s Latest Dance Project

L.A. is becoming a powerhouse center for dance training. Of course, there have long been mainstays like the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Millennium Dance Complex and Edge Performing Arts Center, hotspots for commercial dancers. But now, smaller studios like The Sweat Spot and Pieter are drawing L.A.’s professional concert dancers to open classes. University of […]

When Dance Scores Become Fine Art Prints

In the early days of the pandemic, as the full impact of lockdowns began to sink in, Kristy Edmunds, executive and artistic director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, had an idea: If she couldn’t commission artists to perform, what about instead commissioning them to each create a score for a dance work? […]

No Theater? No problem. Dancers Are Making the World Their Stage

Nature as an Audience Having worked with choreographer Gabrielle Lamb two years in a row in the ABT Incubator program, American Ballet Theatre corps member Zimmi Coker jumped at the chance to be part of Lamb’s outdoor Carpet Series, in which Lamb presented performances on a Persian rug lugged around New York City. For a […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Debbie Allen

There was “Fame,” and the Broadway revivals of West Side Story and Sweet Charity, of course. But one highlight fans, including scholars, often mention is Allen’s work on the 1987–93 sitcom “A Different World,” which was set at a fictional HBCU (historically black college and university). Allen was tapped to helm the show as producer-director […]