March 2, 2016 03:47 PM

“We commissioned them to do exactly what they do,” says co-founder of the BODYTRAFFIC Dance Company, Tina Finkelman Berkett, in an interview in 2015 about their performances.

The company, started in 2007 by Berkett and Lillian Barbeito, is quickly rising to the top. Performing all the around the world and making critics rejoice, “BODYTRAFFIC displays sheer animal magnetism...,” gushed San Francisco Weekly.

The company was named “the company of the future” because of their style and high quality of work by The Joyce Theater Foundation, was named to Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2013 and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times.

Experience BODYTRAFFIC’s joyous, contemporary style on Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

The company will host a master class on Thursday, March 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. at AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theater. The class is $5, or free with a pre-purchased ticket to the BODYTRAFFIC performance on Saturday. This class will incorporate a short warm-up and the opportunity to learn sections of the company’s diverse repertoire by some of the most distinctive choreographic voices today.

To register contact Paige Krause at paige@AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org or (337) 233-7060 ex. 232. The company will be hosting closed events Thursday and Friday also. For the complete schedule and tickets to the show go to www.acadianacenterforthearts.org/bodytraffic.

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