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Although the paint has barely dried on Ace Hotel's ultra-stylish United Artists Theatre revamp, DTLA's hottest new hangout is already making huge moves. Next month, Ace will embark on an epic partnership with LA Dance Project, an artist collective founded in 2012 by Natalie Portman's main squeeze, choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied.
Taking place inside Ace's 1927-built, 1,600-seat theater (see images of the revitalized venue here), LADP's residency will commence with three shows running February 20-22. "Nothing makes me happier than bringing back to life something that is such a landmark, architecturally, and seeing all [the development] that's going on downtown," Millepied tells LA Times. "It was an attractive offer, and it's such an important part of L.A. history."
Presale tickets are available for Ace newsletter subscribers today (Tier I - $125, Tier II - $75, Tier III - $60, Tier IV - $20); public tix go on sale tomorrow.
· LA Dance Project [Official Site]
· Millepied's L.A. Dance Project finds home: 1927 downtown theater [LAT]
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· Ace is the Place: Inside DTLA's Crazy-Stylish Ace Hotel [Racked]