Van Cleef & Arpels presents Benjamin Millepied Hearts & Arrows Dance
Van Cleef & Arpels is the Program Supporter for Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project, where Hearts & Arrows will be staged in Esplanade Singapore for the very first time.
Collaborating with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, Van Cleef & Arpels is proud to present the Singapore debut of renowned French choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied’s company: L.A. Dance Project as part of Esplanade Singapore’s da:ns festival 2017.
Van Cleef & Arpels: Hearts & Arrows, an evening of dance by Benjamin Millepied
Widely known for his work in the movie Black Swan (2010), for which he choreographed and starred as a dancer, Millepied’s company: L.A. Dance Project will be performing at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on October 24 and 25, 2017 for the annual Singapore da:ns festival.
Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project will perform a program of four exquisite dance works, including Millepied’s Heart & Arrows – a powerful piece commissioned by Van Cleef & Arpels in 2014. According to a review of the debut by The New York Times, the esteemed paper was enthralled by the then untitled work’s eight dancers constantly moving through asymmetrical and contrapuntal patterns, surging in and out of groups, separating into solos and pairs. NYT was won over by tiny narratives, emotion, histories, memories are evoked in the way the dancers coalesce and part, the surprise of formations and their dissolution where everything was unexpected yet felt serendipitously right. Calling it a “propulsive, kinetic stream of movement to Philip Glass’s “String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima),” and a glowing display of Millepied’s craftsmanship.
Millepied’s Hearts & Arrows forms the second chapter of the choreographic trilogy titled Gems which Van Cleef & Arpels commissioned Millepied to create – following Reflections in 2013 and preceding On the Other Side in 2016. This second chapter Hearts & Arrows emphasizes the Maison’s attachment to dance and creativity.
da:ns festival will take place from October 20 – 29, 2017 and Van Cleef & Arpels is the Program Supporter for Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project, where Hearts & Arrows will be staged in Singapore for the very first time.