Be Here Now

Benjamin Millepied

Show
Dancers from the L.A. Dance Project lying on a black stage with their right arm raised.
Oct 13th - 16th, 2022
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
Partner — Théâtre de la Ville
Oct 26th - 27th, 2022
LA Dance Project studio, Los Angeles
Event — Los Angeles
Choreographer
Benjamin Millepied
Duration
60 min

In 2022, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris in the presentation of Benjamin Millepied's new creation Be Here Now, which will also be presented in Los Angeles as part of the collaboration between the L.A. Dance Project and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

An hour of non-stop dancing in Benjamin Millepied's crisp, chiseled style, with live music and graphic art.

Benjamin Millepied is back, and with him the Los Angeles Dance Project he founded in 2012. With ten dancers from the Californian company, the former director of the Paris Opera Ballet creates a piece with sustained rhythm, articulated in duets, trios, quartets and group scenes, carried by the depth of a string quartet composed by Caroline Shaw and the percussive beat of Andy Akiho, two gems of the young New York musical vanguard. And Barbara Kruger, pioneer of the slogan transformed into visual art, signs the scenography of a work linking decades of American dynamics.

Thomas Hahn

Photo: © Lorrin Brubaker

About the artist

Black and white portrait of Benjamin Millepied

Benjamin Millepied

Van Cleef & Arpels has been working alongside choreographer Benjamin Millepied and his dance troupe, L.A. Dance Project, since 2012. This collaboration has given rise to several choreographic works, including Gems, a contemporary ballet trilogy (2013-2016). In 2018, the Maison again supports Benjamin Millepied for the creation of Romeo & Juliet Suite. In 2022, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels renews this partnership by presenting Be Here Now in Paris and Los Angeles.

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