About

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.

“Six dancers displayed fierce technique. The company is a welcome addition to the local dance scene.”

- Los Angeles Times, Victoria Looseleaf

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.

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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.

“BODYTRAFFIC displays sheer animal magnetism...”

- San Francisco Weekly, Irene Hsiao

“It’s all green lights for BODYTRAFFIC”

- Los Angeles Times, Laura Bleiberg

“…one of the most talked-about young companies, not just in L.A. but nationwide…”

- Los Angeles Times, Laura Bleiberg

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BODYTRAFFIC has received generous support from The Joyce Theater Foundation, The Sydney D. Holland Foundation, The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. BODYTRAFFIC was awarded NEFA’s National Dance Project Production and Touring Grants to commission Once again, before you go by choreographer Victor Quijada. Additionally, in 2013 choreographer Loni Landon was awarded a Choreography Fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation for a creation with BODYTRAFFIC.

“BODYTRAFFIC suggests invention, attitude, and urban edge.”

- The Boston Globe, Karen Campbell