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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
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Lots of food choices right across the street. Try the Veggie Grill!
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The whole thing is only an hour so park across the street and not in the parking structure, where you have to pay $10..
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Backhausdance: "The Woeful Maladies of Ennui Manor"
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attended Apr 17 2009

So very clever. Superlative dance experience.

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3 stars
attended Apr 17 2009

Enjoyed the performance. They have grown as a company since last year's show.

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7 reviews
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attended Apr 18 2009

This was a very enjoyable evening with a great mix of modern dance! They are a very unique dance company!

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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.