What to Watch: L.A. Dance Project Teams Up With NOWNESS

We can always count on NOWNESS to reimagine our dance faves by pairing them with equally esteemed cinematographers for short films that feel almost dreamlike (take a look back at their video with ABT's Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside for more amazingness). For their newest creation as a part of their Directors' Cuts series, NOWNESS brought Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project together with Paris-based filmmaker Adrien Dantou.

Filmed in Arles, France, nine of LADP's members (Janie Taylor was noticeably absent), are shown dancing throughout the currently-being-constructed Parc des Ateliers. The tower-like architecture provides the dancers with several stages, from a sunny rooftop to a slightly creepy underground space that still has a gravel floor. It serves as the perfect backdrop as LADP takes us through a range of emotions from ominous and chaotic to uplifting. Check out the full video, below.


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What It Was Like When Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was in the Audience—or Backstage

The 27 years that Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent on the U.S. Supreme Court were 27 years that she spent as one of Washington, D.C.'s most ardent, elegant and erudite supporters of the performing arts. The justice, who died on September 18 of metastatic cancer, was also an avid cultural tourist, traveling to the Santa Fe and Glimmerglass operas nearly every summer, as well as occasionally returning to catch shows in her native New York City.

Ginsburg's opera fandom was well known, but her tastes were wide-ranging. Particularly in the last 10 years of her life, after Ginsburg lost her beloved husband, Marty, it was not unusual for the petite justice and her security detail to be spotted at theaters several nights a week. She saw everything, from classic musicals to serious new plays, plus performances that defied classification, like Martha Clarke's dance drama Chéri, with Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo, which toured to the Kennedy Center in 2014.

To honor Ginsburg, Dance Magazine asked three dance artists whose performances the justice attended to recall what Ginsburg meant to them.

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