Inside the LA Dance Project’s Elegant Los Angeles Homecoming Dinner

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Carla Korbes and Batkhurel Bold perform at the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala
Carla Korbes and Batkhurel Bold perform at the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala

Photo Credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project

After three years touring around the world, Benjamin Millepied, choreographer extraordinaire and former Paris Opera Ballet director and his L.A. Dance Project finally returned to Los Angeles.

Dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied and actress Natalie Portman
Dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied and actress Natalie Portman

Photo Credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs
Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs

Photo Credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project

The program, which was held at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel downtown, featured four magnificent pieces including Millepied’s “On The Other Side,”with a set designed by LA artist Mark Bradford, as well as the World Premiere of “Homecoming, with music composed and performed live by Rufus Wainwright.  Other U.S. premieres included “II Acts for the Blind” and the pas de deux “After the Rain.”

Rufus Wainwright performs at the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Rufus Wainwright performs at the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Photo Credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project

Natalie Portman and actor Robert Pattinson attend the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala
Natalie Portman and actor Robert Pattinson attend the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala

Photo Credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project

The chic soiree included a glamorous dinner at the Ace as underwritten by Ermenegildo Zegna, free-flowing Dom Perignon and, of course, the dances. Attendees included Millepied and his wife, Oscar winner Natalie Portman, Wainwright, Robert Pattinson, FKA Twigs, Janie Taylor, Carla Körbes, Frank Gehry, Eli Broad, Edythe Broad, Jörn Weisbrodt, Barbara Kruger, Maja Hoffman, Nicholas Britell and Alex Israel.

A general view of atmosphere at the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
A general view of atmosphere at the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Photo Credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project

The dinnertime place setting at the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala
The dinnertime place setting at the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala

Photo Credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project

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