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org -orAlyssa Mayfield, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator 413.243.9919 x132 amayfield@jacobspillow.org JACOBS PILLOW PRESENTS LOS ANGELES-BASED CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY BODYTRAFFIC IN ITS PILLOW DEBUT, JULY 31 AUGUST 4 July 23, 2013(Becket, MA) Dynamic contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC makes its Jacobs Pillow debut July 31- August 4 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Named among Dance Magazines 25 to Watch in 2013, the companys Pillow program consists of And at midnight the green bride floated through the village square(2012) created by Israeli-American dancemaker Barak Marshall, Fragile Dwellings (2011) by Belgian-born choreographer Stijn Celis, and O2Joy (2012) by founder and artistic director of The Bakery, Richard Siegal. Marshalls And at midnight, the green bride floated through the village square is a detailed, theatrical, and fast-paced work based in part on a true story of a family who were once neighbors of Marshalls mother Margalit Oved, an acclaimed choreographer and performer. The family of nine led a life commanded by jealousy and passion, reflected in Marshalls choreography. Brian Seibert of The New York Times called the work, a dark comedy in the traditional plight of women in marriage. The piece blends folk-contemporary dancing concentrated above the waist in rhythmic gestures of woes and sex... with a soundtrack comprised heavily of Jewish love songs and hymns from the Yiddish, Ladino and Yemenite traditions. As a guest artist, Oved herself will perform the role of a wise and entertaining grandmother. An exploration of beauty and human connection, Fragile Dwellings is dedicated to the homeless population of Los Angeles. Celis profound choreography, paired with visual artist Erwin Redls evocative incandescent light installation, produces a captivating work that critic Debra Levine of ArtsMeme finds packs a depth of connection and even profundity as its four performers converse on stage with their bodies. What dance is supposed to be. Closing the program is O2Joy (2012),a playful piece set to music from American jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller, and The Oscar Peterson Trio. Siegals ballet-based and commercial dance infused choreography shows off the strong technique of the dancers as this fun, lighthearted contemporary work exudes the pure joy of movement and music. Founded in 2007 by Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFICs mission is to help establish Los Angeles as a major center for contemporary dance. The spirited young company builds its repertory by commissioning work from notable choreographers that vary in both style and design. BODYTRAFFIC not only performs, but provides a range of training opportunities through open company classes, workshops, and a three-week summer program. Additionally, the company stays involved in its community through an outreach program that provides classes and rehearsal access to inner-city schools in Los Angeles.

Company History: BODYTRAFFIC, founded in 2007 by Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, is a Los Angeles-based non-profit repertory dance company that commissions todays most distinctive choreographers. Current repertory includes works by Sidra Bell, Sarah Elgart, Alex Ketley, Barak Marshall, Andrea Miller, Laura Gorenstein Miller, Zoe Scofield, Richard Siegal, and Guy Weizman & Roni Haver. Upcoming commissions include works by Hofesh Schechter and Victor Quijada. In its short history, BODYTRAFFIC has performed at numerous venues around the Los Angeles area as well as in the Gotham Dance Festival at the Joyce Theater in 2012. In collaboration with Barak Marshall, BODYTRAFFIC won first prize at The A.W.A.R.D. Show!, co-presented by REDCAT and The Joyce Theater Foundation in 2011. Last season, BODYTRAFFIC performed a world premiere by Barak Marshall at Disney Concert Hall for Los Angeles Philharmonic Dances, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Festival Connections: Co-Director Tina Finkelman performed at the Pillow with Aszure & Artists in 2005 and 2006. PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION BODYTRAFFIC Doris Duke Theatre Wednesday, July 31 through Saturday, August 3 at 8:15pm Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at 2:15pm Free Pre-Show Talks with Jacobs Pillow Scholars-in-Residenceare offered on the porch of the Doris Duke Theatre 30 minutes before every performance. A Post-Show Q&A with artistic personnel from BODYTRAFFIC will take place onstage on Thursday, August 1. Tickets$22$43. Now on sale online at jacobspillow.org, via phone at 413.243.0745, or in person at the Jacobs Pillow Box Office. Box Office hours: Sunday through Tuesday, 11am5pm; Wednesday through Saturday 11am 8pm. Jacobs Pillow is located at 358 George Carter Road in Becket, MA, 01223 (10 minutes east on Route 20 from Mass Pike Exit 2). The Jacobs Pillow campus and theatres are handicapped-accessible.

IN THE TED SHAWN THEATRE, JULY 31- AUGUST 4 3e tage Ted Shawn Theatre Wednesday, July 31- Saturday August 3, 8pm Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4, 2pm When 3e tage made its sold-out U.S. debut at the Pillow in 2011, audiences fell in love with the companys sharp wit, quirky characters, and jaw-dropping dancing. These dancers, soloists, and toiles of the legendary Paris Opera Ballet turn classical ballet on its head with inventive and clever style. They premiere Le Pillow Thirteen, a suite of beloved favorites and new ballets commissioned by and created especially for Jacobs Pillow by choreographer/director Samuel Murez. FREE EVENTS AT JACOBS PILLOW, JULY 31-August 4 Inside/Out Performance: Jessica Gaynor Dance Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space Wednesday, July 31, 6:15pm Founded in 2003, Jessica Gaynor Dance (JGD) is a six-member modern dance company based in Brooklyn, NY. Hailed for its risk-laden physicality and sophisticated choreography, the company

performs work that utilizes intricate patterning and formal structures in an exploration of the human experience. FREE Inside/Out Performance: Atamira Dance Company Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space Thursday, August 1, 6:15pm New Zealand's leading Mori contemporary dance group, Atamira Dance Company,presents various works that draw from thecompanys personal stories and whakapapa (genealogy/tribal links), as inspired by Aotearoa's (Mori for New Zealand) history, legends, and indigenous issues. Atamira is committed to creating work that explores being contemporary Mori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, as well as finding resonance in both contemporary dance vocabulary and music. FREE PillowTalk: Premiere Man of 3e tage Blakes Barn at Jacobs Pillow Friday, August 2, 5pm The man behind 3e tage, choreographer, director, and Paris Opera Ballet dancer Samuel Murez is a primal force, and here he discusses his fascinating background and adventures in leading this offshoot of the legendary Paris Opera Ballet. FREE Inside/Out Performance: Eidolon Ballet Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space Friday, August 2, 6:15pm Eidolon Ballet, led by Artistic Director Melanie Cortier, is a chamber-sized contemporary ballet company created in 1999 with a reputation for developing accessible, unorthodox, and fun-loving forms of dance. Eidolon contrasts ballet and modern dance styles with cultural, modern, and classical music, creating a universal dance experience. FREE PillowTalk: Diaghilev and Pavlova Blakes Barn at Jacobs Pillow Saturday, August 3, 4pm Jane Pritchard of London's Victoria and Albert Museum has co-curated an astonishing Ballets Russes exhibit (now showing in Washington), and she discusses it in this talk, along with her new Pavlova book. FREE Inside/Out Performance: The School at Jacobs PillowJazz/Musical Theatre Dance Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space Saturday, August3, 6:15pm As part of their study in the Jazz/Musical Theatre Program, dancers of The School at Jacob's Pillow present jazz/musical theatre dance variations coached by program director and Tony-nominee Chet Walker. FREE Exhibit: Shooting Stars Blakes Barn at Jacobs Pillow Open June 19 Aug 25 Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 10pm, Tuesday and Sunday, noon to 6pm To experience dance through the eyes of other dancers is a rare treat, and this exhibit encompasses uncommon sights and vantage points, photos taken by professional dancers, that will be totally new to most viewers. New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan reveals what goes on in the dressing

rooms of New York City Ballet while Miguel Anaya shares his backstage view from last seasons production From the Horses Mouth: The Men Dancers, and much more. FREE Exhibit: Jordan Matter: Dancers Among Us Ted Shawn Theatre Lobby Open 60 minutes pre-performance By showing dancers in everyday surroundings, photographer Jordan Matter demonstrates just how extraordinary the human body can be. There's no photo manipulation here--no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks--which makes these images of roadside leaps and high kicks on the subway all the more remarkable. Including recognizable dance figures and relative unknowns, this collection truly communicates the excitement of having dancers among us. FREE Exhibit: Christopher Duggan: Inside/Out Doris Duke Theatre Lobby Open 60 minutes pre-performance As the Pillow's Festival Photographer since 2006, Christopher Duggan has now documented literally thousands of indelible dance moments. Focusing specifically on Inside/Out for an exhibit last summer at Saratoga's National Museum of Dance, these images are now coming home for the first time. Duggan's superb extra-large prints show off an incomparable setting in an unforgettable way. FREE Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival Archives Blakes Barn at Jacobs Pillow Open June 19 Aug 25 Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 10pm, Tuesday and Sunday, noon to 5pm This informal library and reading room allows Pillow visitors to view videos, browse through books, access the Pillow's computer catalog, or peruse permanent collections of Pillow programs and photographs. Pillow Interactive, the popular touch-screen kiosk, provides instant access to rare film clips ranging from the present day back to the 1930s, and the Dance Heritage Coalition's new Secure Media Network features videos from other archives throughout the country. FREE ###
Jacobs Pillow, marking its 81st Festival in 2013, is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America's longest running international dance festival. The Festival includes more than 50 national and international dance companies and 350 free and ticketed performances, talks, tours, classes, exhibits, and events. The School at Jacobs Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S., encompasses the diverse disciplines of Ballet, Cultural Traditions, Contemporary, and Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance, as well as an Intern Program in various disciplines of arts administration, design, video, and production. The Pillows extensive Archives, open year-round to the public, chronicle more than 80 years of dance in photographs, programs, books, costumes, audiotapes, and video. Year-round Community Programs enrich the lives of children and adults through public classes, residencies in area schools, and more than 200 free public events. Through Jacobs Pillow Curriculum in Motion, a nationally-recognized program, artist-educators work with Berkshire County teachers and students grades K-12, transforming curricula such as biology, literature, and history into kinesthetic and creative learning experiences. Creative Development Residencies, in which dance companies are invited to live and work at the Pillow and enjoy unlimited studio time; choreography commissions; and the annual $25,000 Jacobs Pillow Dance Award all support visionary dance artists and choreographers. Virtual Pillow is aimed at expanding global audiences for dance and offers the opportunity to experience dance and Jacob's Pillow from anywhere in the world via online interactive exhibits, global video networks, and social media. As part of the Virtual Pillow initiative, Jacobs Pillow Dance Interactive is a curated online video collection of dance highlights from 1936 to today. On March 2, 2011, President Obama honored Jacobs Pillow with a National Medal of Arts, the highest arts award given by the United States Government. Jacobs Pillow is the first dance presenting organization to receive this prestigious award. For more information, visit www.jacobspillow.org.