The French choreographer returns to France with his version of Romeo et Juliet, a world creation that revisits Prokofiev’s legendary ballet with the L.A. Dance Project. Following the health crisis, the performances initially scheduled from May 29 to June 29, 2020 have been postponed to January 21 to 31, 2021 at La Seine Musicale, Paris.
Benjamin Millepied presents his new world creation: a revisited version of Romeo and Juliet with the L.A. Dance Project. It's an anticipated highlight event of the Parisian show season, especially as the full version of the choreography performed by his company of dancers will be presented as a world exclusive at La Seine Musicale. Following the measures taken to combat Covid-19, the 7 productions initially scheduled from May 29 to June 6, 2020 are postponed to between January 21 to 31, 2021.
Celebration by the dance of love in all its forms
Benjamin Millepied reinvents the mythical ballet with the music of Sergei Prokofiev: the protagonists are young adults of the modern urban world, confronted with social norms that make their union impossible. A different cast of dancers every night foresees variations of genres to make this Romeo and Juliet a celebration of the dance of love in all its forms, through the lense of modern day LA.
The ultra-modern equipment of La Seine Musicale and Benjamin Millepied's vision
On stage, the show promises to take advantage of the venue's ultra-modern equipment: unique projection devices creates live scenes from unexpected places in the main house or backstage at La Seine Musicale, taking the dancers from the stage to the screen while they are filmed live.
At La Seine Musicale, the Parisian venue dedicated to all forms of music and dance inaugurated in 2017, Benjamin Millepied combines dance, cinema and theatre to rediscover an emblematic and dramatic history of thwarted passion. This modern and unique version will be performed by the dancers of the L.A. Dance Project.
The dance company led by the French choreographer and Sébastien Marcovici is composed of twelve dancers based in Los Angeles. They perform the new creations of Benjamin Millepied, revivals of historical ballets and original creations of emerging choreographers. The L.A. Dance Project’s repertoire highlights multidisciplinary collaborations with videographers, photographers, musicians, designers and music composers.