Skip to main content
Back to search
  • Add to playlist

Amoveo, Les Sylphides, Le spectre de la rose

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 24images - Scènes d'écran 2013

Choreographer(s) : Millepied, Benjamin (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , 24images - Scènes d'écran

Video producer : Scènes d'écran, 24 images

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Amoveo, Les Sylphides, Le spectre de la rose

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 24images - Scènes d'écran 2013

Choreographer(s) : Millepied, Benjamin (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , 24images - Scènes d'écran

Video producer : Scènes d'écran, 24 images

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Programme Benjamin Millepied

Between cinema and dance, between interpretation and choreography, between New York and Los Angeles, between the United States and France where he was born thirty-five years ago, between studio and advertising, Benjamin Millepied n don't want to choose. Or rather, his choice is precisely to be on several terrains at the same time. He doesn't run, he flies and decidedly everything smiles on him! For the dancers of the Grand Théâtre de Genève, he wrote Le Specter de la Rose and Les Sylphides, two legendary pieces from the Ballets Russes which he revisited in his own way. His Sylphids are bouncing, his version of the Specter is stunning and unprecedented, full of humor and mischief. Millepied composes scores there today, retaining a certain romanticism but adorned with pop colors. Amoveo, originally created for the Paris Opera, deciphers the metamorphoses of a love story. The evening as a whole is delicious, fresh and brilliant, which gives us a great breath of aesthetic pleasure. 

Source : Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Millepied, Benjamin

Born in France, Benjamin Millepied began his dance training at the age of eight with his mother, Catherine Flori a former modern dancer, while learning track and field from his father Denys Millepied, a former Decathlete. From the age of thirteen to the age of sixteen he attended the Conservatoire National de Lyon, studying with Marie France Dieulevin and Michel Rahn. In the summer of 1992, Mr. Millepied came to New York City to attend the summer program at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet. The following year, he became a full-time student at the school, having received the “Bourse Lavoisier,” a scholarship award from the French Ministry. At SAB he studied with Stanley Williams and Adam Luders. In the 1994 SAB Spring Workshop, Mr. Millepied originated a principal role in Jerome Robbins’ « 2 & 3 Part Inventions », set to music by J.S Bach. He was awarded the “Prix de Lausanne” the same year. In his last year at SAB, Mr. Millepied received the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and was invited to become a member of New York City Ballet. In the spring of 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer at NYCB, where he remained until his retirement as a dancer in 2011. Millepied started choreographing in 2001, and in 2002 he founded « Danses Concertantes ».
From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Millepied was choreographer-in-residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and created the solo “Years Later” for Mikhail Baryshnikov. In 2007, he received the United States Artists Wynn Fellowship. In 2010, he was made Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture.

In 2010, Mr. Millepied choreographed and starred in Darren Aronofsky’s « Black Swan ». In 2012, Mr. Millepied moved to Los Angeles, where he conceived of and founded the new dance company L.A. Dance Project. During L.A. Dance Project’s September, 2012 inaugural performances at the Los Angeles Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. The company performed « Moving Parts », a collaboration between Mr. Millepied,  with composer Nico Muhly, and visual artist Christopher Wool. In May 2013, L.A. Dance Project presented « Reflections », a new work which was the result of a collaboration between Mr. Millepied,  with composer David Lang, artist Barbara Kruger, and which was created with the support of the historic jewelry house Van Cleef and Arpels. In 2013, Millepied founded the Amoveo Company, an artist collective, active in digital media, television and film, and in 2014, he co-founded Artform, a tech start-up company aimed to support and promote the Arts and artists in this current time. Millepied is also a film director, he has directed numerous dance short films over the last 6 years, and is currently in development on a feature film. In January 2013 the Paris Opera Ballet announced Mr. Millepied’s appointment as its new Director, in February 2016, Benjamin resigned from his position. In July 2016, Benjamin came back full time at the helm of L.A Dance Project.

Source : Benjamin Millepied 's website

More information

benjaminmillepied.com

 

Our videos suggestions
03:02

Barbe-Neige et les Sept Petits Cochons au bois dormant

Scozzi, Laura (France)

  • Add to playlist
26:00

Brilliant Corners

Gat, Emanuel (France)

  • Add to playlist
27:19

Asobi

Ito, Kaori (Japan)

  • Add to playlist
26:00

Aringa Rossa

Senatore, Ambra (Italy)

  • Add to playlist
02:59

Swan Lake

Swan Lake (United States)

  • Add to playlist
27:23

Lied Ballet

Lebrun, Thomas (France)

  • Add to playlist
29:02

Acte sans parole I

Dupuy, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlist
04:58

Participative Workshop - Fast Forward

Carvalho, Tânia (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:20

Hedda

Bjørnsgaard, Ingun (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:56

Giselle ou le mensonge romantique

Delente, Maryse (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:18

Fabrications

Cunningham, Merce (France)

  • Add to playlist
05:50

Fake - Creation at the Maison de la Danse

St-Pierre, Dave (Canada)

  • Add to playlist
02:56

Transposition #2

Gat, Emanuel (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:01

Cris de corps

Montet, Bernardo (France)

  • Add to playlist
55:18

Odile Duboc, une conversation chorégraphique (with french subtitles)

Duboc, Odile (France)

  • Add to playlist
01:04:50

Ushio Amagatsu, éléments de doctrine

Amagatsu, Ushio (France)

  • Add to playlist
04:36

Murder Ballads - Création la Maison

Peck, Justin (United States)

  • Add to playlist
26:40

Swan Lake

Masilo, Dada (France)

  • Add to playlist
53:07

Dominique Bagouet et l'aventure constante

Bagouet, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlist
Our themas suggestions

Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

Exposition virtuelle

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

Exposition virtuelle

Discover
Know more

Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois

Parcours

Céline Roux

Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois

Parcours

If the 19th century is that of romanticism, the entry into the new century is synonymous of modernity! It was a few decades later that it would be assigned, a posteriori, the name of “neo-classical”. 

Discover
Know more

Body and conflicts

Parcours

Olivier Lefebvre

Body and conflicts

Parcours

A look on the bonds which appear to emerge between the dancing body and the world considered as a living organism.

Discover
Know more

A Rite of Passage

Webdoc

Julie Charrier

A Rite of Passage

Webdoc

Classical, telluric, shamanic, revolutionary? On May 29th, 1913, the first performance of Nijinski's "Rite of Spring" made such a scandal. This webdoc tells the story of this key work which inspired so many artists.
Discover
Know more

Why do I dance ?

Webdoc

Julie Charrier

Why do I dance ?

Webdoc

Social dances, anti-establishment, protest dances, rhythms or identities, rituals or pleasures... There are a myriad of reasons for dancing and a myriad of points of view. A webdoc to discover, enhanced with extracts from performances and accounts from amateurs... all the right reasons for dancing!
Discover
Know more

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Centre national de la Danse

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians

Discover
Know more

Reinterpreting works: Swan Lake, Giselle

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Reinterpreting works: Swan Lake, Giselle

Parcours

Some great shows are revisited through the centuries. Here are two examples of pieces reinterpreted by different choreographers.

Discover
Know more

The committed artist

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

The committed artist

Parcours

In all the arts and here especially in dance, the artist sometimes creates to defend a cause, to denounce a fact, to disturb, to shock. Here is a panorama of some "committed" choreographic creations.

Discover
Know more

Genres and styles

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Genres and styles

Parcours

Dance is a rather vast term, which covers a myriad of specificities. These depend on the culture of a country, on a period, on a place. This Journey proposes a visit through dance genres and styles.

Discover
Know more

Rituals

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Rituals

Parcours

Discover how the notion of ritual makes sense in various dances through these extracts.

Discover
Know more

The contemporary Belgian dance

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

The contemporary Belgian dance

Parcours

This Parcours presents different Belgian choreographers who have marked history and participated in the creation of a "Belgian" style.

Discover
Know more

States of the body

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

States of the body

Parcours

Explanation of the term « State of the body » when it’s about dance.

Discover
Know more

La Fondation BNP Paribas

Exposition virtuelle

Fondation BNP Paribas

La Fondation BNP Paribas

Exposition virtuelle

Depuis sa création en 1984, la Fondation BNP Paribas soutient les arts de la scène. Attentive à la qualité de son engagement auprès de ses partenaires,  elle veille à accompagner leurs projets dans la durée.  Découvrez les engagements de la Fondation.

Discover
Know more

Improvisation

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

Improvisation

Parcours

 Discovery of improvisation’s specificities in dance. 

Discover
Know more

Dancing bodies

Parcours

Centre national de la danse

Dancing bodies

Parcours

Focus on the variety of bodies offered by contemporary dance and how to show these bodies: from complete nudity to the body completely hidden or covered.

Discover
Know more

Dance and music

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Dance and music

Parcours

The relationship between music and choreographic works varies throught dance history.

Discover
Know more
By accessing the website, you acknowledge and accept the use of cookies to assist you in your browsing.
You can block these cookies by modifying the security parameters of your browser or by clicking onthis link.
I accept Learn more