Backhausdance Performs The Woeful Maladies of Ennui Manor
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The last date listed for Backhausdance: The Woeful Maladies of Ennui Manor was Saturday April 18, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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An annual holiday tradition at the Barclay Theatre, the Festival Ballet presents its full-length production of The Nutcracker. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score, the ballet tells the timeless coming-of-age story of Clara, a young girl who receives a wooden nutcracker soldier as a Christmas gift. That night she dreams that her nutcracker comes to life and battles the ferocious Mouse King. As he and Clara defeat the wicked beast together, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, who takes Clara on a grand adventure to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers and more than 100 Southern California children. There will also be special guest performers to be announced later. Learn More
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Featured review from Pedro de Bruin
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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.