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

August 30, 2017

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.