Over four days, select advanced and professional dancers ages 18+ will work intimately with BODYTRAFFIC company members Lindsey Matheis, Joseph Kudra, and Guzman Rosado. Designed to cause technical, artistic, and personal breakthroughs, the Spring Workshop will include mindful ballet classes, company repertory, improvisation and creation.
The spring workshop will include a Lunch on the Lawn with BODYTRAFFIC company members and will culminate in a studio showing that local choreographers are invited to.
9:30 – 11:00 Ballet with Guzman Rosado
11:30 – 1:00 BODYTRAFFIC repertory with Joseph Kudra
2:00 – 4:30 Creation with Lindsey Matheis
Dates: April 12-15
Location: Loyola Marymount University
If interested in attending, please send brief letter of interest along with headshot, resume and video sample of dancing to: Lillian@bodytraffic.com
Full and partial scholarships available. To be considered, please send two letters of recommendation and brief statement of financial need along with full application.
ABOUT THE GUEST ARTISTS
Born in Chicago, Illinois. Kudra began his training at the age of nine at the American Dance Center under the direction of Jack and Kathleen Villari. He has worked with River North Chicago Dance Company, DanceWorks Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, and most recently Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Kudra has performed works by choreographers such as Robert Battle, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alexander Ekman, Andonis Foniadakias, Emanuel Gat, Johan Inger, Alex Ketley, Jiri Kylian, Crystal Pite, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Hofesh Shechter, Jo Stromgren, Christian Spuck, and Edgar Zendejas. Joseph joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2015.
Lindsey Matheis is from North Carolina and trained primarily at UNC School of the Arts as well as LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake, Alvin Ailey, Hubbard Street, SF Conservatory, and Batsheva Dance Company. Upon completion of the LINES Ballet training program in 2009, she joined Northwest Dance Project under the directorship of Sarah Slipper. There, she performed original roles in works by Danielle Agami, Patrick Delcroix, Gregory Dolbashian, Loni Landon, Andrea Miller, Jiří Pokorný, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Ihsan Rustem, Didy Veldman, Kate Wallich, Wen Wei Wang, Yin Yue, Edgar Zendejas, and others. Her choreography has been commissioned for Northwest Dance Project, SALT Contemporary Dance, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Brigham Young University, and Western Washington University. Her work has been presented by several dance festivals including Chop Shop, Dance +, and Men in Dance. In addition, she has produced/directed three independent dance festivals in Portland, Oregon, one of which was named “Best in Dance 2013” by Willamette Weekly. Lindsey joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2015.
Guzman started dancing at the International School of Dance of Carmen Roche Scaena in Madrid on a scholarship sponsored by the Ministerio de Cultura de Madrid. Guzmán danced with Ballet Joven de Carmen Roche until 1999, when he was offered a scholarship to attend the School of American Ballet (SAB). After his time at SAB, Edward Villella invited him to dance with Miami City Ballet. From 2002 to 2007, Guzmán danced with Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo. In 2007, with André Mesquita and Teresa Alves da Silva, Guzmán co-founded a cultural platform, Tok’Art. He has performed extensively as a guest artist throughout Europe. He teaches ballet, yoga, and movement workshops. Guzmán is currently BODYTRAFFIC’s resident filmmaker and has won awards for his film work. Guzman joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2012.