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Benjamin Millepied

L.A. Dance Project explores flyaway dynamics

L.A. Dance Project explores flyaway dynamics

Even if Benjamin Millepied never creates a dance worth seeing more than once, his L.A. Dance Project deserves high praise for attracting young audiences with contemporary works that challenge perceptions as much for their accompaniments as their choreographies.

At the imposing Theatre at Ace Hotel (a.k.a. the United Artists Theatre) downtown on Friday, Millepied's company explored three facets of what you might call flyaway dance — swirling interdisciplinary group movement that continually broke free from the floor, from restrictive patterning, from any force other than each dancer's own inner dynamic.

Afflicted with an impenetrable program note, "Morgan's Last...