Dance Gala: BODYTRAFFIC

Friday, July 19  |  6:30PM
Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug  |  St. Helena

 

Los Angeles’ innovative BODYTRAFFIC brings a lively array of music and movement to this year’s Dance Gala. The program includes a world premiere by choreographer Matthew Neenan; Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June with songs by Etta James; and the Cuban rhythms of Joan Rodriguez’s Bloque’a, with original music by Pedro Osuna and live accompaniment by renowned cellist SUUVI and GRAMMY® winning percussionist Ricky Matute.

Food will be available for purchase at Festival Napa Valley's Culinary Garden at Charles Krug from Gerard's PaellaSushi MonkeyThe Q Restaurant & Bar, and Nobunaga Blue Ribbon. Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and caviar from Calvisius Caviar Co. will be available for purchase from Charles Krug. 


General admission tickets are available for $35 per guest.

 
 
 

Performers

BODYTRAFFIC
BODYTRAFFIC

BODYTRAFFIC is a nonprofit organization and internationally-renowned dance company from Los Angeles. Using the creative spirit of its Los Angeles home as a backdrop, BODYTRAFFIC curates performances and education programs that encourage audiences to explore what it means to be human through movement. Its goal is simple: get the world moving.

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Pedro Osuna
Pedro Osuna

Pedro Osuna has earned recognition in the concert music and motion picture worlds as a sought-out composer and musical collaborator, having composed the music for the Academy Award® nominated Argentina, 1985; orchestrated for No Time To Die, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Lightyear, and composed additional music for the Academy Award® Nominated Klaus.

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SUUVI
SUUVI

A Festival Napa Valley favorite, Cuban-Chinese cellist and interdisciplinary artist SUUVI (formerly Sophia Bacelar) is conversant and active in various artistic disciplines, including fashion, film, photography, and visual art. Recent projects range from a Carnegie Hall recital to video art with dancers and touring the world as the solo cellist in The World of Hans Zimmer.

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Ricky Matute
Ricky Matute

Ricky Matute is a Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning percussionist and composer from Barranquilla, Colombia. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's degree in Film Scoring and Contemporary Writing and Production with a minor in Video Game Scoring after receiving a full tuition scholarship from the college and being the recipient of the Gifted Scholarship given by the Latin GRAMMY® Cultural Foundation.

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Venue

Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug
Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug
The Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug is located on the great lawn of Napa Valley’s oldest winery. Established in 1861, it is home of California’s first wine tasting room. Since its founding by Charles Krug, a pioneer and visionary, this winery has continued to contribute significantly to the world of wine.

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