Natalie Portman hosted L.A. Dance Project’s Annual Gala held at Hauser & Wirth in Downtown Los Angeles on October 19 raising over $1 million dollars in support of the arts. Guests including LL Cool J, Barry Jenkins and Andie MacDowell enjoyed special performances by L.A. Dance Project and students from the Gabriella Foundation, which serves students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout LA.
During the event, L.A. Dance Project honored the LUMA Foundation and its founder Maja Hoffmann, whose mission is to support the activities of independent artists and pioneers, as well as institutions working in the fields of art and photography, publishing, documentary, and multimedia. Guest enjoyed a seasonally curated dinner by local Los Angeles Chef Kris Tominaga of Manuela and special pours of local California wines. The event ended with a live auction, the LA Dance Project Gala raised over $1 million dollars to support the arts in Los Angeles.
L.A. Dance Project is comprised of twelve full-time dancers based in Los Angeles and is led by Artistic Director, Benjamin Millepied along with Associate Artistic Director, Sebastien Marcovici. L.A. Dance Project rehearses and performs at its studio theater 2245 and presents at venues around the world. The company’s repertory is comprised of new creations from Millepied, historic reconstructions, and a collection of diverse new commissions from emerging choreographers.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Video Credit: Evan Jackson, Young Bold & Regal
Photo Credit: Getty on behalf of L.A Dance Project