The Esbenshade Series at Marietta College is pleased to welcome BODYTRAFFIC to the Peoples Bank Theatre stage at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 21st. Tickets can be reserved starting at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 5, at the Box Office or online. Led by Artistic Director Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has conquered the contemporary dance world with its stunning performers, technical mastery, and commitment to the most challenging repertoire. Bursting with cutting-edge “vivid theatricality,” BODYTRAFFIC takes the stage with compelling works that embody the company’s energy, sophistication, and sheer joy in dancing. A forward-thinking company, BODYTRAFFIC is not driven by a single choreographic voice. It aims to endorse established and new voices and be a home for an eclectic range of styles and perspectives that tell vital stories. By commissioning renowned choreographers, including Kyle Abraham, Ohad Naharin, Hofesh Shechter, Victor Quijada, Arthur Pita, Fernando Magadan, and Micaela Taylor, it cultivates opportunities for artists to fully embody their creative practice and conceive new, contemporary pieces. Connecting individuals of vastly different life experiences through dance, BODYTRAFFIC has toured the world and continues to deepen its investment in its home city of Los Angeles.
The series, funded by the Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund, will once again feature five free performances to the public.