Backhausdance Performs The Woeful Maladies of Ennui Manor
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Each year, the New Choreographers Initiative holds an intensive three-week process to create fresh, cutting edge new dances. NCI Discovery 2014 will showcase four new ballets created through this program. Artistic Director Molly Lynch invited four choreographers of note, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. This evening will debut the results to the public. This year's choreographers are Barry Kerollis, Gabrielle Lamb, Philip Neal and Garrett Smith. The evening also offers an opportunity to hear the choreographers talk about their concepts and ideas, and for the audience to participate in the discussion. Learn More
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I have never been disappointed by a performance by Backhausdance, and this was no exception. I especially enjoyed "Arrive" and "Shift," both of which showed off Jenny Backhaus's rare gift as a choreographer. If you're a fan of modern dance, I strongly encourage you to see Backhausdance for yourself--and bring a friend.
In celebration of six successful years of performing throughout Southern California, Backhausdance presents an evening of company repertory at Irvine Barclay Theatre. The evening includes a world premiere piece by esteemed choreographer, Jodie Gates, artistic director of Laguna Dance Festival, and three works choreographed by Jennifer Backhaus: __The Woeful Maladies of Ennui Manor, Arrive, and Shift.__
Backhausdance brings to the stage the athleticism and grace that has propelled Orange County’s premier dance company since its inception in 2003. Jennifer Backhaus and her company of dancers will perform The Woeful Maladies of Ennui Manor, a stunning visual and narrative work set on a blanket of grass and inspired by the work of artist Edward Gorey.
Arrive was commissioned in part by the McCallum Theatre Institute. The following quote by poet laureate Maya Angelou was the inspiration for creating the piece: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
Finally, Shift, an elegant four-part work and winner of multiple Lester Horton awards, closes the evening with a sense of uplifting hope.