McCallum Theatre Institute's 2013 Summer Session Festival
Backhausdance makes a welcome return to the McCallum stage with two new beautifully detailed, inventive and meticulously sculpted dances by choreographer Jennifer Backhaus. In The Elasticity of the Almost, the dancers maneuver a stage filled with thousands of red balls and in the expanded version of award-winning The Margin (2012), they navigate a 4'x4' platform. Recently recognized by Joyce SoHo in New York as one of seven emerging dance companies in North America to watch, Backhausdance has an eclectic and dynamic vocabulary borrowing from many dance styles. Their movement — physically demanding and original — is imbued with a wonderful sense of fluidity and strength.
Ages 8 and up
Festival Pass (all three shows): $35
Kids 12 and Under: $7
Festival pass and kids discount available only by calling or visiting
the McCallum Theatre Box Office
73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA
(760) 340-ARTS (2787)
With more than 40 years of imaginative creative exploration, Pilobolus Dance Theatre has evolved into a pioneering cultural fixture in American dance. Founded in 1971 by a group of untrained dancers at Dartmouth College, Pilobolus has achieved monumental recognition for its radically innovative performances onstage and onscreen. This ground-breaking collective creates a minimum of two original works each year, featuring its distinctive choreography and gravity-defying formations that challenge the limits of the human body and leave viewers enthralled. "Forget 'they make it look easy' — when the dancers of Pilobolus Dance Theatre perform, they make it look all but impossible," says The Philadelphia Inquirer
This performance may contain partial nudity.
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