The 2011-2012 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center continues with Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève performing the Northern American premieres of "Les Sylphides" and "Spectre de la Rose" choreographed by acclaimed New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, widely known for his work in last year's award-winning film BLACK SWAN.
Since its inception, this company has explored the stylistic diversity of dance in the twentieth century, which led to work with renowned artists such as George Balanchine (who served as artistic advisor from 1970 to 1978), Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe and Lucinda Childs. Now headed by Philippe Cohen, the Grand Theatre Ballet has 22 dancers of various nationalities. Classically trained, they are all able to perform neo-classical and contemporary dances.
About Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center (KDMC) is one of the leading presenters of dance on the West Coast. The celebrated series offers significant works by prestigious ballet and contemporary dance artists from around the world. Entering its second decade, KDMC continues to be a powerful commissioning force through the support of new works and artists-in-residence projects by today's most influential companies and choreographers. Performances take place throughout the Music Center, from the historic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, providing the ideal setting for distinct and inspiring dance experiences.
About The Music Center
As one of the top performing arts centers in the world, the Music Center is committed to strengthening community through the arts. Set in the heart of Los Angeles' downtown cultural district and home to four internationally renowned resident companies -- LA Phil, Center Theater Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale -- and the celebrated Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, the Music Center offers the most compelling, highest quality engagements. In its effort to extend the reach and accessibility of the performing arts, the Music Center is a national model for experiences in which people participate directly through its Active Arts® at the Music Center. As well, the Music Center presents special productions, events and festivals for children and families, including World City at the Music Center, and plays a leadership role in advocating for and directly providing arts education in schools throughout the County. The Music Center boasts four venues -- the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall -- as well as a vibrant collection of outdoor theatres, plazas and gardens. For more information, please visit musiccenter.org.