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ODC Theater Presents BODYTRAFFIC
September 26 - 29

ODC Theater Presents BODYTRAFFIC

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8pm - SOLD OUT
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8pm* - SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8pm*
Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7pm
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$25 at the Door

$35 Arts Patron (includes early seating and a complimentary beverage)

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*Join us for pre-show talks in the lobby between ODC Theater Director Christy Bolingbroke and special guests, 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Friday, September 27 – Rhythm & Motion Artistic Director and Master Trainer Dudley Flores talks about embodying the work of different choreographers. (Dudley performs with Garrett+Moulton Productions, the Printz Dance Project, and ODC/Dance).

Saturday, September 28 - Contemporary Jewish Museum Director Lori Starr discusses how individual faith and/or culture affects the making and viewing of art.

Sunday, September 29 - FACT/SF Founder and Artistic Director Charles Slender explains Countertechnique, and how it relates to dance and BODYTRAFFIC’s performance.


And at midnight, the green bride floated through the village square... (2012)
Choreography: Barak Marshall
Music: Abaca String Band, Anatol Stefanet, the Barry Sisters, Boom Pam, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Margalit Oved, Oy Division, Sinfonye, Yasmin Levy,
Zoltan and His Gypsy Ensemble

And at midnight, the green bride floated through the village square...* is based in part on a true story about a family of eight sisters and one brother who were neighbors of the choreographer's mother's family in Aden, Yemen. The house they lived in became known as “The Burning House” because of the fighting, screaming and cursing that was heard from it at all hours of the day and night. It is a morality tale filled with dark humor that tells the story of how jealousy doomed all nine of the family’s children to a life filled with rage, unhappiness and loneliness. The soundtrack is comprised primarily of Jewish love songs and hymns from the Yiddish, Ladino and Yemenite traditions.


Choreography: Richard Siegal
Music: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller, The Oscar Peterson Trio
Music Editing: David Karagianis

o2Joy is a playful, contemporary dance piece set to great American jazz music. The work is ballet based, peppered with syncopated hip-hop, and drenched in light-hearted humor.  As its’ title suggests, o2Joy is an expression of sheer joy through music and movement.


Kollide (Preview)
Choreography: Kyle Abraham

This program will also feature the preview of Kyle Abraham’s new work, Kollide.



About the Company

BODYTRAFFIC is a non-profit dance company that was founded by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett in December 2007. In the company’s short history, BODYTRAFFIC has performed at numerous dance venues in Los Angeles including the Arantani/ Japan America Theatre, the Brand Library, CalArts, the Alex Theater, the Colburn Dance Institute, the Edye Second Space, the Ford Theatre, Florya Kaufman Hall, the Kodak Theatre, the Saban Theatre and the Wadsworth Theatre. Outside of LA, the company has presented their work at Laguna Dance Festival and New York Contemporary Dance Festival. In 2010, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance presented BODYTRAFFIC at the Theatre Artaud’s Z Space in San Francisco. Body Traffic’s expanding repertory includes works by Lillian Barbeito, Sarah Elgart, Alex Ketley (San Francisco), Barak Marshall (LA/TelAviv), Andrea Miller (New York), Laura Gorenstein Miller, Guy Weizman & Roni Haver (The Netherlands).



Run Time: 90 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission


*And at midnight, the green bride floated through the village square…. was commissioned by The Joyce Theater Foundation in New York City with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This creation was made possible by Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch. Thank you to Levitt Pavilions for providing musical inspiration.

And at midnight, the green bride floated through the village square….
was made possible in part by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), and The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2011: Los Angeles grant funded by a generous contribution from The Boeing Company.  Additional support was provided by Kristy Edmunds and the UCLA Center for the Art of Performance.



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