The Webb Center is hosting BODYTRAFFIC as part of their “Made in Wickenburg” artist residency program. The Company will be creating a new dance during their two week visit to Wickenburg.
The public is invited to attend FREE Open Rehearsals on October 18 & 25 from 2-4:30pm. Get an up close look at the creative process and see this new dance come to life. Open Rehearsals are a come-and-go style open house where patrons can expect to get an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how new dance works are created. Volunteers and staff will be onsite to welcome and guide visitors as they arrive. Both Open Rehearsals will be located in the Benner Nawman Warehouse at 3450 N. Sabin Brown Road, near the Wickenburg Municipal Airport.
BODYTRAFFIC will be in residence October 15-29, 2017. While in Wickenburg, Artistic Directors Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett will work with guest choreographer Matthew Neenan on a new modern dance piece set to music by The Hot Sardines. After the residency concludes, the company will return to Los Angeles and finalize the piece which is scheduled to premiere in January 2018 at The Joyce Theatre.
After being named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 To Watch in 2013, BODYTRAFFIC skyrocketed to international acclaim. Founded in 2007, the stand-out contemporary ensemble has been praised for its confident, hard-hitting execution of a wide range of styles. The company’s growing and versatile repertory is accessible to both new and experienced dance enthusiasts alike. Tickets are available to their public performance on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30pm; $20 for adults and $5 for youth.
The Made in Wickenburg Program is made possible in part by The Wellick Foundation, for generously providing meals and housing at the Flying E Ranch for the duration of the residency. Additional financial support is provided by the R.H. Johnson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.