Benjamin Millepied’s LA Dance Project Premieres at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Over the weekend, choreographer Benjamin Millepied also known as the husband of Black Swan actress Natalie Portman, premiered his new L.A. Dance Project at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Among the crowd of guests included Robert Pattinson, philanthropist Wallis Annenberg and Dita von Teese, not to mention his beautiful wife Portman who donned a very different look. The newly honey-blonde haired actress wore a Dior Couture dress that was very similar to a wedding-cake, along with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.

According to sources, the hair color change was for a new role, but the actress has not specified exactly what role. But the blonde hair comes to a surprise for many, even her mom. “My mom says I’m like a different person,” said Portman.

The star’s transformation was courtesy of L.A. colorist Tracey Cunningham. Portman confirms the drastic change was done a few days ago.

The L.A. night was filled with family, friends, fun and of course, dance. Millepied L.A. Dance Project included three pieces that were performed by the dance company with Rodarte costumes. One of the greatest moments of the night, was a new piece by Millepied, along with a performance that had not been done in 50 years choreographed by the late Merce Cunningham.

Not surprisingly, the designers of Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy designed the costumes for Millepied piece, the very same designers who created Portman’s ballerina ensemble for Black Swan. Millepied costumes included a short horizontal strip, with a single vertical stripe that ran across each dancer’s torso down the leg, all on black bodysuits.

“I was inspired but I know my limitations,” is what Robert Pattinson had to say about his take on himself dancing in a film. According to the Twilight star, if he had to dance for a part in a film, “I wouldn’t have gotten it.”

Overall, the night turned out to be a complete hit with more than 120 guests that attended. Guests enjoyed a pre-performance dinner sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels at Disney Concert Hall, ending the night with an after-party near the main lobby.

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