AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
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Complexions Contemporary Ballet's performance on July 28 has been replaced with BODYTRAFFIC. If you've purchased a Complexions ticket, it will be honored at the BODYTRAFFIC performance. Please contact the Schaefer Center box office if you'd like to exchange your ticket for another 2018 festival event.
Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation,Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. With their versatile repertoire BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized as bridging both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts with works by today’s most distinctive choreographic voices such as Kyle Abraham, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, and Victor Quijada among others.
The performance includes The New 45, choreographed by Richard Siegal, that originally premiered in 2008 at The Athens International Dance Festival. Joshua L. Peugh’s A Trick of the Light was inspired by the rare “green flash” that occurs just before the sun disappears from view at sunset is followed by an excerpt from Stijn Celis’ Fragile Dwellings, which is dedicated to the homeless Los Angelinos, based on a dialogue with silence and emptiness. Finally, Richard Siegal’s o2Joy pays homage to American jazz standards through and expression of sheer joy through music and movement.
“BODYTRAFFIC suggests invention, attitude, and urban edge.” - The Boston Globe, Karen Campbell
It’s not everyday that, even before a company finished the first piece, I think: ‘And now I have a new company to love.’” —ADF Premiere, The Herald Sun, Susan Broili
BODYTRAFFIC is helping establish Los Angeles as a major center for contemporary dance. Founded in 2007 by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2013 and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, the young company is already internationally recognized for their high quality of work.
Repertory includes works by Kyle Abraham, Lillian Barbeito, Sidra Bell, Stijn Celis, Sarah Elgart, Alex Ketley, Loni Landon, Barak Marshall, Andrea Miller, Laura Gorenstein Miller, Joshua Peugh, Miguel Perez, Victor Quijada, Zoe Scofield, Hofesh Shechter, Richard Siegal, and Guy Weizman & Roni Haver.
BODYTRAFFIC has performed for sold-out audiences at prestigious theaters and festivals throughout North America, including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance, Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver, Laguna Dance Festival, The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, and World Music/CRASHarts in Boston. Recent performance highlights include: The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Opening Night Gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and a collaboration with choreographer Victor Qujida, sculptor Gustavo Godoy, and composer Jasper Gahunia for a site-specific endeavor for Dance Camera West at the Music Center Plaza. In 2015, BODYTRAFFIC engagements include The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, American Dance Festival in North Carolina as well as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts.