Tag: l.a. dance project

12 Dance Stars Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received

Raise your hand if you’ve received bad advice from well-meaning friends or family (or strangers, tbh) who don’t know anything about what it really takes to be a dancer. *everyone raises hands* Sometimes it’s even dance insiders whose advice can send you down the wrong path. We’ve been asking pros about the worst advice they’ve […]

Spotlight: Emma Portner On The Surprisingly Bad Advice She Once Received

It’s easy to feel whiplashed thinking about everything Emma Portner has achieved in such a short amount of time. Last fall, the 23-year-old was the youngest woman ever to choreograph a West End production (it was based on Meat Loaf’s greatest hits). This was, of course, after she already choreographed and starred in Justin Bieber’s […]

These Dance Companies' Revenue Streams Aren't What You'd Expect

It’s an ongoing question for large and small companies alike: How can we increase ticket sales? Tickets are the primary product dance troupes are selling. But what if there were other untapped avenues to make money, and even expand your audience in the process? Some companies are exploring the possibilities. L.A. Dance Project recently launched […]

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Benjamin Millepied

Not many choreographers would consider making a lifestyle brand out of their dance company. But Benjamin Millepied plans to do just that with L.A. Dance Project. He’s got both the gumption and pop-culture savvy to envision a dance troupe that’s as active online as it is in live performances, and sells $500 LADP designer varsity […]

L.A. Dance Project Is Giving Us Three Days of Livestreams This Weekend

We’re not sure what we did to deserve the livestream generosity the dance world is giving us these days, but this weekend, it’s getting even better. PC Joe Toreno L.A. Dance Project, Benjamin Milliepied’s trendsetting contemporary troupe, has been in residence at The Chinati Foundation for the past few days. This weekend, they’re showing us […]

Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project is Becoming a Company Like No Other

It’s fitting that choreographer Benjamin Millepied named a recent work On the Other Side. After a difficult two-year tenure as artistic director of the Paris Opéra Ballet, he is happily settled in Los Angeles and reemerging with big plans for L.A. Dance Project, the contemporary company he founded there in 2012. Today, his ambitious vision […]