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January 19 – 20, 2024
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents

Due to the winter storm, the Friday performances of BODYTRAFFIC have been cancelled. Ticket holders have been automatically moved to the Saturday at 8 PM performance. An email has been sent with these details and other options. 

BODYTRAFFIC brings “vivid theatricality to a range of provocative works commissioned from some of today’s most dynamic choreographers.” This celebrated company returns with I Forgot The Start, a commissioned world premiere by Matthew Neenan as well as Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June, set to the music of Etta James, and the Philadelphia premieres of The One to Stay With by Baye & Asa, a response to the opioid crisis, and PACOPEPEPLUTO by Alejandro Cerrudo, which honors self-expression in witty solos set to Dean Martin hits. Don’t miss the bold “invention, attitude, and urban edge” of this breathtaking contemporary troupe. (The Boston Globe)

Please note, PACOPEPEPLUTO contains partial nudity.

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Insights Events

Jan 20:
Please stay after the matinee performance for a discussion with the artists led by Christopher Gruits, our Executive & Artistic Director.

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Program Notes [PDF]

Penn Live Arts is the lead commissioner of I Forgot The Start by Matthew Neenan, made possible in part with support provided by the Penn Live Arts Accelerator Program.

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Media support for the 23/24 season dance series provided by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Photo credits:
1: Chris Kendig
2: Guzman Rosado
3, 4: Rob Latour
5: Steven Pisano