30 January 2014

Benjamin and Nicholas Britell founders of the Amoveo Company
Inspired by the Latin root meaning “movement,” Amoveo represents a pioneering community of directors, graphic artists, and animators who wish to merge artistic pedigree with innovative creative vision.In addition to its full production capabilities, Amoveo also serves as a creative house with the ability to not only draw from its own roster of talent but also from a global network of world-class artistic collaborators committed to creating the finest projects in film, music, dance, and the visual arts. A crucial component of Amoveo’s mission is its commitment to the arts and its support of challenging cultural and artistic works. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles with artistic collaborations spanning the globe.

30 January 2014
Royal new Zealand Ballet

“28 variations on a theme by Paganini” to be performed on RNZB’s U.S tour.

Under Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, the company makes its New York debut at The Joyce with an exciting triple bill that combines stellar choreography set to enchanting music. Audiences will be treated to Benjamin Millepied’s 28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini, a classically inspired ballet performed to Brahms’ exquisite piano music; Banderillero, a passionate piece with flamenco flourishes created by Venezuelan choreographer Javier De Frutos and driven by the drumming of Chinese percussionist Yim Hok-Man; and Of Days, choreographed by former RNZB dancer Andrew Simmons that consists of six short pieces set to gentle and mesmerizing minimalist music.

30 January 2014
L.A Dance Project at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

3 exceptional performances Feb. 20th, 21st & 22nd at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (formerly the United Artists Theatre)
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LA Times announcement here!

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In keeping with L.A. Dance Project’s commitment to the City of Los Angeles, the company is announcing its new artistic partnership with Ace Hotel, which will begin with three performances on February 20th, 21st and 22nd at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, formerly the historic United Artists Theatre.
After its much anticipated 2012 premiere at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, as part of Glorya Kaufman presents Dance at the Music Center, and a world-wide tour in 2013, L.A. Dance Project returns to Downtown Los Angeles to present its most celebrated collaborations to date. The program includes U.S. premieres of Reflections choreographed by Benjamin Millepied with music by David Lang and visual concepts by Barbara Kruger, and Murder Ballads by Justin Peck with music by Bryce Dessner of The National and visual concepts by Sterling Ruby. These two works will be paired with an exclusive sneak-peek of a new piece by Hiroaki Umeda in preparation for its upcoming premiere in Paris in March 2014.

29 January 2014
L.A Dance Project at the Châtelet

Works by Justin Peck, Emmanuel Gat, Benjamin Millepied, Hiroaki Umeda
March 5 to 9, 2014
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« J’ai rêvé d’un compagnonnage d’artistes et d’un collectif de créateurs parce que la danse est disséminée partout. [...] Un projet autour de la danse et de tout ce qu’elle peut représenter aujourd’hui. » C’est ainsi que Benjamin Millepied s’exprimait au moment de lancer ce L.A. Dance Project, né de son amour de Los Angeles, scène artistique au bouillonnement incessant.
Le danseur et chorégraphe français, produit d’une éducation chorégraphique parfaitement classique, nourri de Balanchine et de Robbins, veut créer un modèle original, donner une nouvelle définition de la collaboration artistique. Nommé directeur de la danse de l’opéra de Paris, il aspire cependant à rester proche de cette expérience féconde. déjà présent en 2013 au Châtelet, le groupe proposait des œuvres de Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe et Benjamin Millepied, ce dernier signant aussi une création mondiale. L.A. Dance Project offre cette fois de mettre en valeur des œuvres de chorégraphes délibérément hors des sentiers battus.

04 December 2013
Rattling Stick signs Benjamin Millepied

Rattling Stick has signed Benjamin Millepied, best known as the choreographer of Black Swan, as a director, and a formed new creative partnership with Millepied’s multli-media company, The Amoveo Company. Since working on Black Swan, Millepied has directed a number of short films in collaboration with various artists, including Mark Bradford, Philip Glass, IO Echo, Lil Buck and Zeds Dead. Most recently he worked with Ringan Ledwidg as choreographer on Baileys spot A Christmas Nutcracker. He co-founded The Amoveo Company with composer and producer Nicholas Britell in 2012. Amoveo will work with Rattling Stick’s content and entertainment division Rattling Stuff to work on commercial briefs and develop content and entertainment productions.

29 October 2013
Paris Opera Ballet Director

Benjamin is appointed director of Paris Opera Ballet
as of November 1st 2014.

Paris Opera Ballet Picks Outsider for New Director
PARIS — Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer and a former principal at New York City Ballet, will be the new director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, starting in September 2014.

The announcement on Thursday morning at the Palais Garnier by the general director of the Paris Opera, Nicolas Joel, ends months of intense speculation surrounding the successor to Brigitte Lefèvre, the director of dance at the Paris Opera since 1995 who plans to retire at the end of the 2013-14 season.

Mr. Millepied’s appointment comes as a surprise as it was generally expected that a current or former company member would be chosen to lead one of the world’s grandest and most traditional ensembles. The shortlist was considered to come from a small group of Paris Opera Ballet insiders, including the star dancers, or étoiles, Nicolas Le Riche, due to retire in 2014, and Laurent Hilaire, a ballet master with the company and Ms. Lefèvre’s right-hand man…

29 October 2013
Daphnis and Chloe

A new piece choreographed by Benjamin has its world premiere at the Paris Opera Ballet on May 10th 2014, conducted by Philippe Jordan and with sets by Daniel Buren.
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Entre ressemblances et dissonances se répondent deux grands compositeurs français et deux chorégraphes du New York City Ballet, George Balanchine, son fondateur, et Benjamin Millepied, qui y fut formé. C’est sur une œuvre de jeunesse de Bizet que George Balanchine signe, en 1947, sa première création pour le Ballet de l’Opéra, Le Palais de cristal, en hommage à la Compagnie et à la tradition française. Placé sous le signe de l’épure et du dialogue avec la musique, le ballet est un modèle de virtuosité académique auquel Christian Lacroix, en artisan de la lumière et de la couleur, donne un nouvel écrin. Benjamin Millepied signe sa troisième création pour le Ballet de l’Opéra. Avec la complicité de l’artiste plasticien Daniel Buren, il s’empare du mythe de Daphnis et Chloé. Dans la lignée balanchinienne, le chorégraphe s’inspire des rythmes et des couleurs de la « symphonie chorégraphique » pour orchestre et chœur de Ravel. Ces chefs-d’œuvre de la musique française sont dirigés par Philippe Jordan qui accompagne, pour la première fois, les danseurs du Ballet de l’Opéra

21 October 2013
Benjamin directs new short film featuring L.A Dance Project

Music by David Lang
Director of Photography Darran Tiernan
Coming soon…