Westobou: Dance

Saturday, Oct. 6

BENJAMIN MILLEPIED/SPECIAL
L.A. Dance Project will include three works on the Imperial Theatre stage at 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets are $75.
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The showpiece of dance at Westobou is the L.A. Dance Project, coming to Augusta just a few weeks after its inaugural performances in Los Angeles.

De Trace will perform Parkour, described as "urban ballet meets extreme sport," at 2 p.m. on Oct. 6.  SPECIAL
SPECIAL
De Trace will perform Parkour, described as "urban ballet meets extreme sport," at 2 p.m. on Oct. 6.

Created by dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, L.A. Dance Project brings together dance, choreography, composing, producing and filmmaking.

The company will perform Winterbranch, a dark and tough performance where movement is extremely slow and controlled; and Millepied’s own Closer, which he describes as a “marathon for the two performers and is deeply intimate and revealing.”

Finally, a new work, a fast-moving, energetic piece will be performed with tight coordination required of the dancers.

De Trace brings a slice of big-city movement and style in the frenetic movements of Parkour, a practice bringing acrobatic leaps, rolls and jumps across urban landscapes – described as “urban ballet meets extreme sport.” Formed by Atlantans Danillo Kisser and Dylan Moore, Cameron Richardson joins them in this display.

On Oct. 6, the festival will present a Danish documentary on the subject, My Playground.

EVENTS

• De Trace: Parkour performance. 2 p.m. Oct. 6, parade grounds, Old Academy of Richmond County, 540 Telfair St.
• L.A. Dance Project. 8 p.m. Oct. 6, Imperial Theatre, $75 advance

WESTOBOU FESTIVAL

The Westobou Festival, set for Oct. 3-7, spotlights the arts, with performances and exhibitions featuring dance, film, music, spoken word and visual arts. Each day of the festival will focus on a particular discipline but includes events featuring all of the arts. Events are free, unless noted.

Tickets are available at the Westobou office, 965 Broad St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; by calling (706) 755-2878 or online at www.westoboufestival.com.

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