Featuring a diverse body of work that is innovative and artistic, Backhausdance is a powerful and entertaining voice in the dance world. The repertory includes powerful, athletic dances; emotionally charged dramatic pieces/ and whimsical, humorous glimpses at the human experience. The company’s repertory offers an eclectic and dynamic vocabulary with a wonderful sense of fluidity and strength.

 

Works available for immediate touring:

 
 

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Drift (2016)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA
Music: Fol Chen
Lighting Design: Ben Tusher
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 40 minutes

Premiering in January 2016, Drift deals with journey, risk and the re-imagination of self. The work is set to an original score by Los Angeles-based electronic band Fol Chen. 


The Elasticity of the Almost (2013)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Richard & Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA
Music: Alghalem, Ryan Dennee, Diplo, Hauschka, Erik Leckrone
Lighting Design: Ben Tusher after Tiffany Williams
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 42 minutes

Conceptually driven by the juxtaposition of structure and chaos, Backhausdance’s The Elasticity of the Almost explores our ability to negotiate a constantly changing environment. A piece that follows eight dancers ferociously moving among a shifting sea of red balls, it draws the audience into the worlds they create through athletic, fluid, contemporary movement artfully crafted and infused with a sense of humor and theatricality.


Duet(s) (2010)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA
Music: Van Dyke Parks, Inara George
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 25 minutes

Duet(s) is a suite for three women and three men who explore and test relationships through quick, quirky gestures and seamless partnering. The work incorporates romantic nostalgia and whittles away at preconceived notions about the perfect partnership.


Incandescent (2010)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Joyce Soho, New York, NY
Music: A Silver Mt. Zion, Devotchka, Andrew Bird, Florence + The Machine
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 72 minutes

Based on the theme of illumination, Ms. Backhaus explores light in both a physical and spiritual sense. Incandescent evokes a sense of discovery and expression of the human experience by igniting the internal shadow and bringing it to light. The piece has dancers shifting through various configurations of hundreds of light bulbs suspended from above with creative lighting techniques that help express the spectrum of emotions they experience on their journey. The human spirit glows when it is ignited by self awareness, creativity and the connection to others.

Incandescent is designed to actively engage local dancers of all levels as Chorus dancers in Act 2. For more information on the residency component "The Incandescent Experience," visit Residencies.

The Margin (2012)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
Music: Steve Reich, Howie B & Coldcut Remixes
Running Time: 8 or 15 minutes 

 

The Woeful Maladies of Ennui Manor (2008)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Music: Alan Terricciano (Original Composition), Robin Cox Ensemble (Performance)
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 53 minutes 

 

00:13:21:20 (2008)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA
Music: Boys Noize & Joanna Newsom
Lighting Design: Ben Tusher
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 13 minutes 

 

Arrive (2008)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA
Music: Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky
Lighting Design: Ben Tusher
Running Time: 11 minutes 

 

Shift (2007)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Waltmar Theatre, Orange, CA
Music: Zoe Keating
Lighting Design: Ben Tusher
Scenic Design: Ben Tusher
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 25 minutes 

 

Love and Other Impossibilities (2006)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA
Music: Pink Martini
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 18 minutes 

 

eXit (2006)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater, Long Beach, CA
Music: Erik Leckrone (Original Composition)
Running Time: 11 minutes

 

Stepping Back Toward Tomorrow (2004)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA
Music: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass
Running Time: 10 minutes

 

La Jupe (2003)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Music: The Kennedy Experience
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 11 minutes 

 

Sitting on January (2004)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Premiere: Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA
Music: Béla Fleck
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 20 minutes 

 

Journey for Four (2002)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Music: Dead Can Dance
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 13 minutes 

 

Disintegration (2001)

Choreography by Jennifer Backhaus

Music: Afro Celt Sound System
Costume Design: Rhonda Earick
Running Time: 10 minutes