Orange County Dance Company Backhausdance at the Irvine Barclay Theatre
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The last date listed for Backhausdance was Friday March 21, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Irvine Barclay Theatre:
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- $19.50 - $28.00
Two award-winning and acclaimed Hawaiian musicians, Nathan Aweau and Jeff Peterson, join forces to create Mamo, a thrilling duo that takes traditional hula standards (along with some of the pair's original works) and gives them a little jazz twist. The result is a fresh look at some of Hawaii's most popular hula songs. Peterson is a renowned slack key guitarist who's proficient in a variety of styles from jazz and classical to slack key and beyond. Bassist and vocalist Aweau has been hailed by The New York Times for his "advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration" and "effortless" singing. Both are Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners who have dazzled Barclay audiences with their brilliant musicianship in recent years. Learn More
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New pieces premiering in this production include "Countdown," an exploration of the contradictions of how time is measured, both through human perception and mechanical calculations. The reconciliation between these two elements results in an ending that is both startling and ultimately satisfying. The program will also feature "Shift," a new dance in four sections, developed over the past year in collaboration with lighting designer Ben Tusher. With music by Zoe Keating, this work for eight dancers explores humanity's desire to lift and support one another, both physically and emotionally. Other dances on the program include "Connect Six," a reworking of Backhausdance's first company piece, with a wry commentary reflecting on the changes and successes of the past five years, and "Sitting on January," perennial audience favorite and the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.