Choreography - Jennifer Backhaus
Music - Erik Leckrone (Original Composition)
Number of Dancers - 3
Premiere - Martha B. Knobel Theatre, Long Beach CA
Awards and Nominations
Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance - Small Ensemble (Duets/ Trios/Quartets)
Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography - Short Form
Lester Horton Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music for Dance
"In 'eXit' Backhaus explored a more angular vocabulary to composer Erik Leckrone's fabulous percussion score. Leckron was seated upstage, his banging and chiming signaling moves for dancers Andrea Brache, Andrew Cook and William Lu in the foreground. Squares of light projected on the floor confined each of them (the nights imaginative lighting designs were by Monique L'Heureux.) Brache danced first, while Cook and Lu were introduced together.
The men were linking in a callisthenic duet, lifting and leaning on one another. Brache eventually joined them for hefting and gymnastics. Along and as a threesome, they jogged and posed, often with arms bent at a 90-degree angle like a picture from and Egyptian hieroglyph. The pace was brisk, and the range of movement made it a rigorous number."
-Laura Bleiberg, The orange County Register