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Artist Series with Lillian Rose Barbeito
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Lillian Rose Barbeito

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The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. This installment features Co-Founder and Artistic Director of LA’s own BODYTRAFFIC. For more information or to register, visit the Artist Series homepage.

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Artist Series with Mauro Astolfi
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Mauro Astolfi

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The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. This installment features Mauro Astolfi, Artistic Director of Italy’s Spellbound Contemporary Ballet. For more information or to register, visit the Artist Series homepage.

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Artist Series with Genevieve Carson
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Genevieve Carson

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The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Our 2nd annual Fall Version wraps up with LA-based dancer and choreographer Genevieve Carson.

Presented in partnership with the Orange County School of the Arts' School of Dance. 

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Artist Series with Yoni Soutchy
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Yoni Soutchy

The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Our 2nd annual Fall Version continues with Israeli choreographer and dancer Yoni Soutchy.

Presented in partnership with the Orange County School of the Arts' School of Dance. 

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Artist Series with Walter Matteini
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Walter Matteini

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The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Our 2nd annual Fall Version kicks off with Italian choreographer Walter Matteini on October 19.

Presented in partnership with the Orange County School of the Arts' School of Dance. 

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Backhausdance Summer Intensives 2017
Jul
17
to Aug 5

Backhausdance Summer Intensives 2017

Backhausdance Summer Intensives provide an array of diverse training programs for aspiring artists and working professionals. Held in the state-of-the-art dance facilities on the campus of Chapman University, the intensives support the technical growth and artistic development of the contemporary dancer. Participants have the unique opportunity to study with Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus, Backhausdance current and former company members, and a diverse roster of esteemed educators and choreographers from around the world. Intensive participants are invited to perform in a fully-produced concert alongside the professional company at the end of the program.

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Artist Series with Samuel Wentz
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Samuel Wentz

The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists.

Samuel Wentz, originally from North Dakota, has worked with the Trisha Brown Dance Company, Wally Cardona + Jennifer Lacey, Mark Morris, Gerald Casel, Jmy Kidd, and Christopher Williams. His contemporary technique class begins with simple, somatics-based exercises that allow us to locate, ground, and mobilize our parts into a coordinated whole, followed by large moving phrases that require us to simplify and hone in on our own habitual movement patterns. Phrases are built upon the ideas of architecture, momentum, buoyancy and our relationship to gravity. Sam’s class is influenced by his studies of Alexander Technique, Klein Technique, Gerald Casel, and the body of Trisha Brown’s work.

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Summer Intensive Scholarship Audition - Simi Valley
Feb
19
12:00 PM12:00

Summer Intensive Scholarship Audition - Simi Valley

Backhausdance Summer Intensives provide an array of diverse training programs for aspiring artists and working professionals. Held in the state-of-the-art dance facilities on the campus of Chapman University, the intensives support the technical growth and artistic development of the contemporary dancer. Backhausdance grants scholarships to its summer intensives based on talent. To be considered, you must attend a Scholarship Audition or submit a Video Audition.

Noon - 1:30pm: Ages 11 - 14
2:00pm - 3:30pm: Ages 15+

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Summer Intensive Scholarship Audition - San Diego
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Intensive Scholarship Audition - San Diego

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Backhausdance Summer Intensives provide an array of diverse training programs for aspiring artists and working professionals. Held in the state-of-the-art dance facilities on the campus of Chapman University, the intensives support the technical growth and artistic development of the contemporary dancer. Backhausdance grants scholarships to its summer intensives based on talent. To be considered, you must attend a Scholarship Audition or submit a Video Audition.

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Ages 15+
3:00pm - 4:30pm: Ages 11 - 14

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Jan
22
12:00 PM12:00

Backhausdance Free Family Dance Day

Irvine Barclay Theatre, Backhausdance and the Orange County Great Park invite you to a community dance event playing off the Park’s current exhibit, Balance. Participants of all ages will enjoy activities exploring balance through basic modern dance movement. The experience will culminate with a lecture/demonstration providing insight into the craft of choreography and the company’s newest work, choreographed by Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus. Sponsored by Arts Reach @ The Barclay with support from an anonymous fund of the Orange County Community Foundation.

Attire: Comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and supportive footwear

Noon – 1:30pm: Movement Workshop
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Demonstration/Performance

Orange County Great Park
(Sand Canyon & Marine Drive)
Irvine, CA 92650

Free, open to all ages and abilities.
Parking: Free

RSVP in advance to guarantee a space

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Artist Series with Yin Yue
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Yin Yue

The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Yin Yue studied classical ballet technique, Chinese classical and folk dance. After graduating with a MFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts in 2008, Yin quickly gained attention as a highly original choreographer and performer. She’s been selected as Artist In Resident at 92Y Dance Center, received first place in Choreography at the Shanghai Professional Performance Competition, won Hubbard Street Dance Chicago International Commissioning Project, BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and Northwest Dance Project 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition. Her 90-minute class will explore strong physical movement, investigate her innovative dance style "FoCo Technique," and utilize gestures to explore the unique personality and universal emotion of each student.

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Artist Series with Zak Ryan Schlegel
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Zak Ryan Schlegel

The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Zak Ryan Schlegel, an internationally-recognized dance artist, choreographer and teacher, is the artistic director of LA-based AXIOM Dance Theatre and company member of Shen Wei Dance Arts in New York City. His 90-minute class builds a technical language based in the dimensions of identity, challenges the dancer to move seamlessly in and out of the floor, and weldsintricate gesture-work with large, locomotive phrasework.

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Artist Series with Ido Tadmor
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Series with Ido Tadmor

The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists. Israeli choreographer and dancer kicks off our Fall Artist Series. Tadmor is the 2011 winner of Israel’s prestigious Landau Prize for life achievement, and acted as an original judge on the Israeli version of So You Think You Can Dance. His 90-minute class will include a ballet barre for contemporary dancers using physical transitions and shifts of weight, followed by contemporary combinations based on his repertory and the ballet technique.

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Open Community Class: Summer Series
Jun
24
to Jul 1

Open Community Class: Summer Series

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How much you ask? CLASS IS FREE! We want to create an amazing room full of people who want to move! Class will be taught at an advanced/professional level. We recommend that interested dancers be at least 15 years of age and dancing at an advanced and career-seeking level. Street parking. Please note city signs. Save time. Download and fill out a liability waiver. Bring it with you to your first class.

Presented by Backhausdance at Chapman University.

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EmC x BD Pre-Performance Master Classes
Apr
27
5:45 PM17:45

EmC x BD Pre-Performance Master Classes

EmC x BD is the formula for Southern California’s newest dance festival—an explosion of works by choreographers on the brink of national recognition.

Aspiring pre-professional and collegiate dance students (ages 13+) are invited to attend a 1.25 hour pre-performance master class. Participation is free with proof of ticket purchase to the EmC x BD performance at the Musco Center for the Arts immediately following the classes.

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