Press Release: Celebrity Series of Boston Presents L.A. Dance Project

Boston Debut

May 19-21, 2017 — Boch Center Shubert Theatre

For Immediate Release
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(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project May 19-21, 2017, at Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. The performances will take place on Friday, May 19 at 7:30pm, Saturday, May 20 at 8pm and Sunday, May 21 at 3pm. There will be a free, post-performance artist talk immediately following the Sunday, May 21 performance. This performance is generously sponsored by Andrea and Frederick Hoff. The Dance Series is sponsored by the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, the Royal Little Family Foundation and the Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation.

Tickets are $65-$75, and are available online at, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.

This performance marks the Boston debut of L.A. Dance Project.

L.A. Dance Project was founded in 2012 by renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied, along with composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, founding producer Charles Fabius, and composer Nicholas Britell.

L.A. Dance Project’s mission is to create new work and to revive seminal collaborations from influential dance makers. Programs include full-length evenings in traditional theater venues as well as various modular performances in non-traditional environments. New works by the company endeavor to be multidisciplinary collaborations with various artists: visual artists, musicians, designers, directors and composers. L.A. Dance Project promotes the work of emerging and established creators, contributing to new platforms for contemporary dance.

L.A. Dance Project’s inaugural performance, commissioned by the music center was held at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 22, 2012. In addition to the time it spends at its home base in Los Angeles, L.A. Dance Project will continue to tour at the Holland festival in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Spoleto festival in Italy, Edinburgh international festival, la Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France and Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.


Murder Ballades

Choreography Justin Peck
Original Score Bryce Dessner
Sets Sterling Ruby
Lighting Brandon Stirling Baker

Harbor Me

Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

On the Other Side

Choreography Benjamin Millepied
Music Philip Glass, Piano Etudes
Sets Mark Bradford
Costumes Alessandro Sartori

Program is subject to change.

About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 78-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arturo Toscanini, Ignace Paderewski, Artur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern, Andrés Segovia, Kirsten Flagstad, Marian Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the New York City Opera Company.

The Celebrity Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 78 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience–on stages, in schools, at home– everywhere.

The Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc. receives generous support from Amy & Joshua Boger, the Barr Foundation, Leslie & Howard Appleby, the Boston Cultural Council, The Boston Foundation, the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Deloitte LLP, Donna & Mike Egan, Foley & Lardner LLP, Gabor Garai & Susan Pravda, David & Harriet Griesinger, Zachary Haroutunian and the Garbis & Arminé Barsoumian Charitable Foundation, Paul L. King, the Liberty Mutual Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Joseph McNay, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, Eleanor & Frank Pao, The Peabody Foundation, PTC, the Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation, the Royal Little Family Foundation, the Stifler Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Henri A. Termeer, Michael and Susan Thonis, Tufts Health Plan, Sanjay & Sangeeta Verma, Nancy Richmond Winsten, Anonymous, and many others.


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