His "Daphnis and Chloe", 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 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. 

The New York Times 2014. "Daphnis and Chloe"