Despite its name and its growing number of staff and dancers based here, the L.A. Dance Project spends most of its time away from L.A., touring Europe and the United States. Fortunately, this collection of riveting dancers returns to its namesake town with a triptych program that includes the reprise of a modern dance classic, a U.S. premiere based on the choreographer’s time in L.A., and a preview of a new work from artistic director Benjamin Millepied. The reprise is William Forsythe’s 1993 Quintett, which was part of the Dance Project’s Music Center debut in 2012, and one of the first times Forsythe allowed the piece to be performed outside his own company. The U.S. premiere on the program is Emanuel Gat’s Morgan’s Last Chug. Born in Israel and in recent years based in France, Gat reports that his new work was inspired by his time in L.A. working with the company. In the third slot, Millepied previews a new work. Set to music by Philip Glass, the new (apparently unnamed) dance is only being previewed here, the official premiere being saved for performances outside Los Angeles. Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, dwntwn.; Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 26, 3 p.m.; $25-$75. (213) 623-3233,,

Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 26, 3 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/26/14)

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