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Rodarte Returns to the Ballet With Benjamin Millepied and MOCA

Benjamin Millepied and his wife, actress Natalie Portman, at the New York City Ballet's 2012 Spring Gala. Photo via Getty.
Benjamin Millepied and his wife, actress Natalie Portman, at the New York City Ballet's 2012 Spring Gala. Photo via Getty.

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Benjamin Millepied may be better known these day for his famous wife than his dance work—but that doesn't mean the choreographer has turned into a house husband. Millepied has been keeping himself busy since the debut of Black Swan with all sorts of undertakings, including the LA Dance Project, a series of ballets and site-specific performances. With LADP, as we're calling it, Millepied has just partnered with MOCA on Framework, a trio of summer events featuring a bevy of LA talents.

Those talents include the ladies of Rodarte—no strangers to the world of live performances—whom Millepied has enlisted to costume the second Framework performance by Zola Jesus and Active Child. It will go off August 17th at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

Millepied won't be the only celebrity face involved in Framework: Drew Barrymore is opening the series with her art on July 27th. In a statement about her participation, she said: "I like to walk through museums with headphones. Trying to combine art and music is my goal. In work or play, the two enhance everything in life. I am thrilled to be a part of this event."
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