VICTORIA LOOSELEAF Dance, architecture and Hollywood came together in a big way when L.A. Dance Project began its residency (performances are also slated for the fall), at the new Ace Hotel. And no, this was not a site-specific work danced on the rooftop by the troupe Benjamin Millepied founded in 2012 as an artist collective along the lines of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, but a bona fide concert presented on stage of the hip hotel’s theatre.
STEPHANIE JORDAN In building the score for “A Month in the Country” (1976), and to the alarm of some purists, Frederick Ashton and John Lanchbery, who arranged the Chopin music, used their by now familiar ‘welding’ approach: arranging, reordering, editing and orchestrating existing music to suit the ballet’s action.
PENELOPE FORD Acheron, river of woe, river of the Greek underworld. We are now getting a sense of Liam Scarlett, the young British choreographer of “Asphodel Meadows” (2010) fame, and his taste for creating works in the minor key.