See Birmingham performances by Atlanta’s staibdance from Jan. 20-23 and Los Angeles’ Bodytraffic on Jan. 22

The Alabama Dance Festival and the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will present dance companies staibdance and Bodytraffic.

body traffic.2This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Alabama Dance Festival and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will present dance performances by staibdance from Jan. 20-23 and Bodytraffic on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Atlanta-based contemporary dance company staibdance will perform free shows at 6:30 p.m. nightly Jan. 20-23. Staibdance values the provocative power of movement. Through performances, workshops and intensives, staibdance celebrates our dynamic cultural ecosystem, and ignites conversations to foster community. Performances and classes ask participants to lose themselves and find themselves through evocative imagery both on the stage and in the studio classroom.

This is a free, ticketed event, in the Alys Stephens Center’s Odess Theatre. To attend, register online.

Bodytraffic is a world-class contemporary dance company known internationally for its Los Angeles-grown vivacity. Bodytraffic pushes boundaries and has established LA as a city known for dance. The company is deeply committed to producing acclaimed works by distinctive choreographic voices, all while surging to the forefront of the contemporary dance world. Named “the company of the future” by the Los Angeles Times, Bodytraffic is internationally recognized for its high-caliber work and palpable love of dance.

Bodytraffic will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Alys Stephens Center’s Jemison Concert Hall. Tickets are $25. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit

Seating will be general admission, seated in order of arrival. Due to capacity restrictions, all individuals within a party must enter the venue at the same time to be seated together. Saving seats will not be permitted.

Safety is UAB’s priority. The pandemic is a fluid situation that UAB is monitoring, in consultation with infectious disease and public health experts; performances will be subject to change based on the latest COVID-19 safety guidelines. Event staff and attendees are required to wear masks indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status, as well as maintain proper distancing while on UAB’s campus, including at events.