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BODYTRAFFIC Returns to The Wallis This Month For Three-Night Run Of Cutting-Edge Dance Choreography

BY Laura Coleman September 6, 2019

Prepare to be moved by music and dance when BODYTRAFFIC returns to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts later this month for a three-night run of magical choreography.

The contemporary dance company is this season’s Company-In-Residence at The Wallis. For the 2019/2020 season dance programming, The Wallis is exclusively featuring L.A.-based companies, marking the first time a major Southern California performing arts venue has presented an all-local dance line-up during a single season.

“BODYTRAFFIC, widely respected around the globe, has helped put L.A’s vibrant and thriving dance scene on the map,” says The Wallis’ Artistic Director Paul Crewes. “The Wallis will be spotlighting the distinctive artistic depth and breadth of this incredibly versatile company during its residency this season.”

The upcoming shows will feature the world-premiere of L.A.-based choreographer Michaela Taylor’s “Snap,” inspired by the “Godfather of Soul,” James Brown. The company will also present the U.S. premiere of psychodance-drama “(d)elusive minds” by Nederlands Dans Theater2 Artistic

Director Fernando Hernando Magadan; the West Coast Premiere of “Resolve” by the L.A.-based choreographic duo Wewolf, who bring heart-pumping electronic dance music to life through an intricate and unique movement style; and a reprise performance of Matthew Neenan’s “A Million Voices,” which had its world premiere at the company’s Wallis debut in 2018.

“We, at BODYTRAFFIC, love our city and feel endless pride for the honor we’ve had of representing it all over the globe,” says BODYTRAFFIC Co-Artistic Director Tina Finkelman Berkett. “Making an impact here at home is of huge importance to us, and we are over-the-moon to have The Wallis’ support in carrying out this initiative.”

Performances begin Thursday evening, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis and will continue at the same time each evening through Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. A talk-back with members of the company immediately follows the final performance on Saturday night.

Tickets range from $39 to $99. For more information, visit the TheWallis.org/bodytraffic or call 310-746-4000.

 

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