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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Doris B.
16 events 8 reviews


reviewed Mar 21 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Jan Marchetti
10 events 6 reviews

The venue was great and the performance above and beyond description. The choreography was brilliant and the quality of the dancers superb.

reviewed Mar 21 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Ellen Sternberg Prince
13 events 4 reviews

Jennifer Backhaus has an up and coming dance company. Most of the dancers were strong and athletic. I especially enjoyed "Sitting on January" and the pas de deux in "Shift". I am looking forward to attending more of Backhausdance.

reviewed Mar 21 2008 report as inappropriate
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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.

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