Venue Details

164 Star Starred
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
949-854-4646
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Jason Grove
I wore a light sweater for inside since the AC was turned on high..
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42 events
17 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

This was an abolutely wonderful experience. The venue was perfect and our seats were about 12 rows from the stage. The dancers and choreography were top notch and provided a wonderful evening of beauty and magic set to music.

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11 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

The dancers were very capable and performed beautifully. The set and costumes got boring, as did the repetitive moves. The music droned on (and on).

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

I was enchanted by the first half and delighted by the second. The skilled dancers made the movements seem effortless ~ the choreography was tirelessly creative and suspenseful from beginning to end...

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Website

http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=...

Quotes & Highlights

Check out the official website of Backhausdance.
Watch a short preview video of Incandescent.

Description

Backhausdance returns to the Barclay with Incandescent, Jennifer Backhaus’ first evening-length work, which premiered in 2010 in New York City.

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.

Backhausdance, Orange County’s premier contemporary dance company, was recently hailed as “one of the seven emerging dance companies in North America” by the Joyce SoHo in New York City. The company is known for its eclectic and dynamic vocabulary and for original movement that is physically demanding and strong yet fluid.