|October 14, 2022|
|Théâtre du Châtelet|
Dancing to music is one thing; music making you move is another. This abstract hour by Benjamin Millepied, in the 10th anniversary year of his LA Dance Project, subtly explores the difference between the two.
The bulk of the evening is set to selections from Andy Akiho’s intricate concept album Seven Pillars for Sandbox Percussion, played on crotales, marimba, drums, wood blocks and found objects including metal pipes, glass bottles and a cigar box. These pieces are smartly matched to an opening accompanied by Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte.
Founded ten years ago by Benjamin Millepied, the LA Dance Project took its first steps on a French stage at Châtelet. Faithful to his collective, the former Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet and director of dance at the Opéra national de Paris finds for Be Here Now the visual artist Barbara Kruger who signed his first scenography in 2013 during the creation of Reflections .
Music by Caroline Shaw and Andy Akiho.