Backhausdance, formed in 2003 by Jennifer Backhaus, is a powerful and entertaining voice in the dance world. The company’s repertory offers an eclectic and dynamic vocabulary with a wonderful sense of fluidity and strength.
Featuring a diverse body of work that is innovative and artistic, Backhausdance has received 15 nominations and 10 Lester Horton Awards from the Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles for achievements in choreography, design and performance, helping propel them to the forefront of Southern California contemporary dance. The repertory includes powerful, athletic dances; emotionally charged dramatic pieces; and whimsical, humorous glimpses at the human experience. The company also offers concert pieces with a focus on younger audiences that incorporates a master class workshop component.
Orange County’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company has performed extensively nationwide as well as internationally in venues such as the Schimmel Center at Pace University, New York; Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre, British Columbia; Pinedale Performing Arts Center, Wyoming; and Joyce SoHo, New York. Locally, the company has been presented by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center and Irvine Barclay Theatre, and appeared on the Studio Series at South Coast Repertory, Fall for Dance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Laguna Dance Festival, Celebrate Dance at the Alex Theatre, and the Los Angeles Arts Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler
Sep 23 - Oct 15, 2021
Jul 12 - Jul 30, 2021
THE ELASTICITY OF THE ALMOST (2013) Premiered at the RICHARD & KAREN CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Long Beach, Calif. "This elasticity of the almost is the intensive extension of the movement, a moment when anything can happen, when our bodies are poised in a togetherness that begins to take shape. The next movement has not yet come. The past movement is passing. No step is taken and yet in this elastic the microperception of every possible step can almost be felt." -- Erin Manning Choreography by JENNIFER BACKHAUS Lighting Design by TIFFANY WILLIAMS Costume Design by RHONDA EARICK The costume creation for The Elasticity of the Almost was generously underwritten by Nancy and David Lewis Music by ERIK LECKRONE, RYAN DENNEE, HAUSCHKA, DIPLO, & ALGHALEM Performed by LIANE AUNG, JENN BASSAGE BONFIL, TAWNY CHAPMAN, JOSHUA KING, KAITLIN REGAN, CHIHIRO SANO, ZAK RYAN SCHLEGEL, & AMANDA KAY WHITE © COPYRIGHT BACKHAUSDANCE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WWW.BACKHAUSDANCE.ORG