A Journey Through the Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, written around 1723, was intended to be an artistic tour de force marrying the arts of painting, poetry, and music. Add dance to the mix when Backhausdance invites Vivaldi to step into the 21st century with the sound space for a dynamic movement journey steeped in choreographer Jennifer Backhaus’s detailed and meticulously sculpted style and imbued with her refined yet playful sense of humor. Fluidity, strength, whimsy and wonder take center stage as Backhausdance moves through spring, summer, autumn and winter in a full-length work that promises to juxtapose harmony and invention –what Vivaldi would have called “Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione.” Commissioned by McCallum Theatre Education.
“A fluid, unforced fusion of classical and contemporary dance.”
--- The Brooklyn Rail
“[Backhausdance] captivated the audience with grace and gumption.”
--- Victoria Looseleaf, LA Times