BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER THE WALLIS PRESENTS
Oct 21 - 22
Led by Artistic Director Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has conquered the contemporary dance world with its stunning performers, technical mastery, and commitment to the most challenging repertoire. The acclaimed company returns to The Wallis with an eclectic program that includes a world premiere by Micaela Taylor, BODYTRAFFIC’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence; the West Coast premiere of Baye & Asa’s rhythmic and bold The One to Stay With; and an encore performance of Matthew Neenan’s whimsical and joyous A Million Voices, inspired by the great music of Peggy Lee. Bursting with cutting-edge “vivid theatricality,” BODYTRAFFIC takes the stage with compelling works that embody the company’s energy, sophistication, and sheer joy in dancing.
We invite our audiences to get down with a live DJ set and refreshments before and after performances, and during intermissions! Join us for the festivities in the Jamie Tisch Sculpture Garden and catch DJ Korean Abdul-Jabbar on Friday and DJ Madison Orange on Saturday. Complimentary champagne will be available before and after performances.
DANCE INDUSTRY MEETUP ON OCT 22 @ 1:00 PM
Calling all dance industry creators, performers, students, and administrators! Purchase a ticket to the Saturday matinee and gain FREE access to a special meetup with BODYTRAFFIC’s dancers and staff before the performance. Network with other students and professionals alike in the Los Angeles dance community while sipping on a cool beverage and enjoying a live DJ. Join us in celebrating the power of performance and the strength of dance in Los Angeles! Meetup starts at 1:00 PM and ticketed performance begins at 2:00 PM.
Stay after each performance for a 20-minute post-show talk with the artists.
A Million Voices by Matthew Neenan
The One to Stay With by Baye & Asa
Love.Lost.Fly (WORLD PREMIERE) by Micaela Taylor
PACOPEPEPLUTO by Alejandro Cerrudo
PACOPEPEPLUTO contains partial nudity.
One hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.
Dance @ The Wallis is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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