BODYTRAFFIC at The Wallis

The Wallis Annenberg center for the performing arts is located in beautiful Beverly Hills and is seeping with beautiful architecture both inside and out. The Wallis is an exquisite performing arts center, and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a variety of unique artists from around the world. We headed there to see BODYTRAFFIC for the world premiere of Recurrence, a duet created by company member Ethan Colangelo.

This three-night engagement, marks the first indoor dance performance at The Wallis since the doors closed for  Covid-19.

BodyTraffic is vibrant, inspiring, diverse and thought provoking, and not only encompasses the diversity of Los Angeles, but encompasses the  diversity of contemporary dance.

PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of BODYTRAFFIC
PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of BODYTRAFFIC

I was blown away by the versatility of the dancers, how they seem to get ‘lost’ in their performances, and how they move in such unique ways for each piece.

My favorite piece of the evening was “SNAP,”choreographed by Micaela Taylor. This piece captures her take on the Los Angeles experience that urges us to “snap out of” the social pressure to conform. This performance was funky, emotional, and the messaging of “This is a man’s world but it would be nothing…without a woman or girl,” was crystal clear and perfectly demonstrated with unique and expressive choreography. The performers were simply mesmerizing.

BODYTRAFFIC, SNAP by Micaela Taylor (L -R) Tyeri Morrison, Alana Jones, Guzman Rosado, Tiare Keeno, Lindsey Matheis, Joan Rodriguez, Katie Garcia

This venue is intimate and incredibly romantic, it really is the perfect date night. The theater is small enough so there isn’t really a bad seat in the house and I love the location! It’s walking distance to the finest restaurants and hotels in Beverly hills, so you can enjoy a meal before or after the show.

Parking is easily available underneath the building for just $8, and they also have the option to valet park.

You cannot help but feel inspired by the creative spirit of BODYTRAFFIC and the performers. I highly recommend you experience these skilled performers for yourself if you get an opportunity.

*** This article is sponsored but all opinions are my own***

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tickets: www.thewallis.org

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Samantha

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