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Links and Contact


www.operadeparis.fr

www.ladanceproject.com

www.amoveocompany.com

www.artform.co

 

Inquiries:

info@benjaminmillepied.com

 

Ballets Licensing:

Annette Reschke 

Reschke@verlagderautoren.de

 

USA Representation

CAA

Jon Levin JLevin@caa.com

 

FRANCE Representation

UBBA

Cécile Felsenberg c.felsenberg@ubba.eu

 

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Links and Contact


www.operadeparis.fr

www.ladanceproject.com

www.amoveocompany.com

www.artform.co

 

Inquiries:

info@benjaminmillepied.com

 

Ballets Licensing:

Annette Reschke 

Reschke@verlagderautoren.de

 

USA Representation

CAA

Jon Levin JLevin@caa.com

 

FRANCE Representation

UBBA

Cécile Felsenberg c.felsenberg@ubba.eu

 

Born in France, Benjamin Millepied began his dance training at the age of eight with his mother, Catherine Flori a former modern dancer. From the age of thirteen to the age of sixteen he attended the Conservatoire National de Lyon, studying with Marie France Dieulevin and Michel Rahn. In the summer of 1992, Mr. Millepied came to New York City to attend the summer program at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet. The following year, he became a full-time student at the school, having received the “Bourse Lavoisier,” a scholarship award from the French Ministry. At SAB he studied with Stanley Williams and Adam Luders. In the 1994 SAB Spring Workshop, Mr. Millepied originated a principal role in Jerome Robbins’ 2 & 3 Part Inventions, set to music by J.S Bach. He was awarded the “Prix de Lausanne” the same year. In his last year at SAB, Mr. Millepied received the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and was invited to become a member of New York City Ballet. In the spring of 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer at NYCB, where he remained until his retirement as a dancer in 2011. 

With the New York City Ballet, Mr. Millepied danced a vast repertoire of works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Many original roles were also created for him by Jerome Robbins, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Mauro Bigonzetti, Angelin Preljocaj, Peter Martins, among others.  

 

Mr. Millepied started choreographing in 2001, and in 2002 he founded “Danses Concertantes”. The company gathered different dancers for each tour, and for over 8 years performed new works and ballet repertory in prestigious venues all over the world. 

From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Millepied was choreographer-in-residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. During his time at BAC, Mr. Millepied created the solo “Years Later” for Mikhail Baryshnikov. In 2007, he received the United States Artists Wynn Fellowship. In 2010, he was made Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture.

Mr. Millepied’s many ballets are in the repertory of major dance companies around the world including the New York City Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Mariinsky Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet de Geneve, the Lyon Opera Ballet, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and the Dutch National Ballet. His collaborators include composers and artists such as Nico Muhly, David Lang, Thierry Escaich, Philip Glass, Daniel Buren, Christopher Wool, Barbara Kruger, Paul Cox, Rodarte, Iris Van Herpen, and Santiago Calatrava. 

In 2010, Mr. Millepied choreographed and starred in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. 

In 2012, Mr. Millepied moved to Los Angeles, where he conceived of and founded the new dance company L.A. Dance Project. L.A. Dance Project’s mission is to promote new collaborative work by emerging and established artists, and to revisit influential multidisciplinary dance collaborations from the past. The company creates innovative platforms for contemporary dance and expands the experience of dance and dance education to audiences of all ages.

During L.A. Dance Project’s September, 2012 inaugural performances at the Los Angeles Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, the company performed Moving Parts, a collaboration between Mr. Millepied, composer Nico Muhly, and visual artist Christopher Wool. In May 2013, L.A. Dance Project presented Reflections, a new work which was the result of a collaboration between Mr. Millepied, composer David Lang, artist Barbara Kruger, and which was created with the support of the historic jewelry house Van Cleef and Arpels.

In 2013, Millepied founded the Amoveo Company with composer Nicholas Britell. Amoveo is an artist collective, active in digital media, television and film. 

In January 2013 the Paris Opera Ballet announced Mr. Millepied’s appointment as its new Director.

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Reflections


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"A propulsive, kinetic stream of movement to Philip Glass’s “String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima),” the as-yet-untitled work offers a glowing display of Mr. Millepied’s craftsmanship — the way he keeps his eight dancers constantly moving through asymmetrical and contrapuntal patterns, surging in and out of groups, separating into solos and pairs. Tiny narratives, emotion, histories, memories are evoked in the way the dancers coalesce and part, the surprise of formations and their dissolution. Everything is unexpected, everything feels serendipitously right." NYTIMES 2015

 

 

 

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His “Daphnis et Chloé,” with décor by the French artist Daniel Buren, is that rarest of creatures: a new classical ballet that feels contemporary, not because it imposes a bit of extraneous modernity (some electronic music; a little talking), but because of the sensibilities of its creators. Ravel’s shimmering score, Mr. Buren’s restrained, color-infused geometric forms that hover over the stage, Madjid Hakimi’s poetic, opalescent lighting and Mr. Millepied’s pared-down, fluid choreography, beautifully danced, combine to produce a work that realizes Fokine’s century-old wishes. NYTIMES 2015 

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