Loyola Marymount University
Co-Artistic Directors Lillian Rose Barbeito & Tina Finkelman Berkett are pleased to announce BODYTRAFFIC’S 2017 SPRING WORKSHOP at Loyola Marymount University from April 12-15.
Over four days, advanced and professional dancers ages 18+ will work intimately with BODYTRAFFIC company members Lindsey Matheis, Joseph Kudra, and Guzman Rosado. Designed to cause technical, artistic, and personal breakthroughs, the Spring Workshop will include mindful ballet classes, company repertory, improvisation and creation. The experience will include a Lunch on the Lawn with BODYTRAFFIC company members and will culminate in a studio showing that local choreographers are invited to.
3 full-tuition will be awarded to Loyola Marymount University dancers between ages of 18 and 24. Only dancers who are in good academic standing are eligible. To be considered for a scholarship, send the following along with your application: short statement of financial need, proof of age, and 2 letters of recommendation. Scholarship applications are due on or before April 1st, 2017. Applicants will be notified of financial aid status on or before April 5th, 2017.
9:30 – 11:00 Ballet with Guzman Rosado
11:30 – 1:00 BODYTRAFFIC repertory with Joseph Kudra
2:00 – 4:30 Improvisation and Creation with Lindsey Matheis
Email statement of interest along with supporting materials such as: head shot, body shot, resume or cv, biography, and video links to: Lillian@bodytraffic.com
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There is no application deadline. Applications will be accepted until 28 dancers have been invited to participate and have confirmed their space with a security deposit.
$400 ($200 security deposit required to confirm space)
ABOUT BODYTRAFFIC’S FACULTY:
JOSEPH KUDRA: Born in Chicago, Illinois. Kudra began his training at the age of nine at the American Dance Center under the direction of Jack and Kathleen Villari. He has worked with River North Chicago Dance Company, DanceWorks Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Kudra has performed works by choreographers such as Robert Battle, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alexander Ekman, Andonis Foniadakias, Emanuel Gat, Johan Inger, Alex Ketley, Jiri Kylian, Crystal Pite, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Hofesh Shechter, Jo Stromgren, Christian Spuck, and Edgar Zendejas. Joseph joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2015.
LINDSEY MATHEIS: Is from North Carolina and trained primarily at UNC School of the Arts as well as LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake, Alvin Ailey, Hubbard Street, SF Conservatory, and Batsheva Dance Company. Upon completion of the LINES Ballet training program in 2009, she joined Northwest Dance Project under the directorship of Sarah Slipper. There, she performed original roles in works by Danielle Agami, Patrick Delcroix, Gregory Dolbashian, Loni Landon, Andrea Miller, Jiří Pokorný, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Ihsan Rustem, Didy Veldman, Kate Wallich, Wen Wei Wang, Yin Yue, Edgar Zendejas, and others. Her choreography has been commissioned for Northwest Dance Project, SALT Contemporary Dance, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Brigham Young University, and Western Washington University. Her work has been presented by several dance festivals including Chop Shop, Dance +, and Men in Dance. In addition, she has produced/directed three independent dance festivals in Portland, Oregon, one of which was named “Best in Dance 2013” by Willamette Weekly. Lindsey joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2015.
GUZMAN ROSADO: Guzman started dancing at the International School of Dance of Carmen Roche Scaena in Madrid on a scholarship sponsored by the Ministerio de Cultura de Madrid. Guzmán danced with Ballet Joven de Carmen Roche until 1999, when he was offered a scholarship to attend the School of American Ballet (SAB). After his time at SAB, Edward Villella invited him to dance with Miami City Ballet. From 2002 to 2007, Guzmán danced with Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo. In 2007, with André Mesquita and Teresa Alves da Silva, Guzmán co-founded a cultural platform, Tok’Art. He has performed extensively as a guest artist throughout Europe. He teaches ballet, yoga, and movement workshops. Guzmán is currently BODYTRAFFIC’s resident filmmaker and has won awards for his film work. Guzman joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2012.