Big Ambitions, Good Instincts

The Dance Scene
Body Traffic; Photo: Karli Cadel

Los Angeles isn’t known for its strong dance scene, but BodyTraffic, founded there in 2007, has been gaining traction by commissioning work by leading European choreographers. BodyTraffic founders Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, both in their 20s when they started the company, have worked with choreographers as varied as Barak Marshall and Kyle Abraham, and the company presented three very different dances at Jacob’s Pillow last week, showing off the terrific young company they’ve assembled.

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