Benjamin Millepied, Artistic Director
Featuring the regional debut of Moving Parts (Benjamin Millepied), with Quintett (William Forsythe) and Winterbranch (Merce Cunningham)
October 25 and 26 • 7:30 p.m.
October 27 • 8:00 p.m.
October 28 • 3:00 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Every seat: $15*
Join us for a special post-show Community Conversation with Benjamin Millepied, after the Saturday evening performnance! Moderated by Dance Magazine's Wendy Perron.
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Through his work with the New York City Ballet and choreography of the enigmatic Black Swan, choreographer Benjamin Millepied is redefining dance for the 21st century. This program will feature Millepied's new work, Moving Parts, set on a score by composer Nico Muhly and visual design by noted New York painter Christopher Wool. The company will also revive Merce Cunningham's controversial 1964 Winterbranch, a movement exploration of falling bodies set to a mostly two-note score by La Monte Young, and William Forsythe's Quintett, a 1993 study in loss and hope to avant-garde composer Gavin Bryars' looping composition "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet.”
“The biggest dancer to cross over into pop culture since Mikhail Baryshnikov.” – The New York Times, on Benjamin Millepied.
Commissioned by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, Los Angeles.
*Undergraduate students at MSU receive one ticket at no additional charge to every event through the Performing Arts Fee. Tickets may be reserved at the Alexander Kasser Theater Box Office, with a valid student I.D.