Friday & Saturday, July 31 & August 1, 2015, 7:30pm
Chapman University Waltmar Theatre
315 Palm Street, Orange, CA 92866
Deconstructed is an evening performance that takes a look at the process of choreography from the inside out. Artistic Director, Jennifer Backhaus, along with company dancers decode the methods they used to create one of Backhausdance's critically-acclaimed works. The work is teased apart, live, onstage, into its most essential elements and then re-formed, allowing the audience a deeper look into the structure and intention of the dance.
This year, Backhausdance will deconstruct the award-winning trio, eXit. Performed to a live percussion score by musician, Erik Leckrone, the aggressive, relentless trio will be used as a medium to contemplate gender roles in contemporary dance.
Deconstructed is presented as part of the culmination of the annual Backhausdance Adv/Pro Summer Intensive and the two and three-week students are invited to perform repertory works they have workshopped over the course of the intensive.
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 8:00pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
$37 Adult | $18 Student
Backhausdance takes the stage at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in January 2016 as part of the theater’s 25th Anniversary Season. This one-evening event features Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus’ critically-acclaimed The Elasticity of the Almost, along with a world premiere dealing with journey, risk and the re-imagination of self, set to an original score by Los Angeles-based electronic band Fol Chen.