(Camden, ME) On March 15 at 7:00 pm, the Camden Opera House will present a special treat for area audiences. Los Angeles-based BODYTRAFFIC is a young and inventive dance company that appears throughout North America including at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival and at WorldMusic/CRASHarts in Boston.

“I am so happy to announce this stop on this incredible troupe’s Northeast Tour,” said Kerry Hadley, Camden Opera House Manager. I saw them when I attended a presenters’ conference in New York City last year, and a group of us applied for and received a touring grant from The New England Foundation for the Arts. I know how much dance is appreciated and performed in our area, and knew this would be a special treat for all.”

This residency is a first for the Opera House, paving the way for the organization to move into a being a full-fledged arts presenter. In addition to the public performance on Wednesday, March 15, there will be a school group performance on Tuesday morning March 14, as well as two Master Classes on Tuesday afternoon at High Mountain Hall and an outreach project with an area community group.

“…One of the most talked-about young companies, nationwide…embodies the joy of dancing” – Los Angeles Times
“BODYTRAFFIC suggests invention, attitude, and urban edge” – The Boston Globe
“BODYTRAFFIC closes… season in spectacular style ….a gutsy dance company” – The New York Times

Ticket & Event Information

Reserved seat tickets are $20 for students and $25 – 30 for the general public. Tickets are available online at www.camdenoperahouse.com, by calling 207-536-5850, at the Camden Town Office Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (29 Elm Street in Camden) or at the door night the of the show. Fireside Restaurant and Lounge of Camden will be on site offering their gourmet pizza, craft beer and fine wines for purchase to attendees, starting one hour prior to the performance and through intermission.

This performance is generously supported by a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts Expeditions program, Bangor Savings Bank, YouthArts, the Lord Camden Inn/Bayview Collection and Maine Magazine.


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