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
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Following Alberta Ballet's triumphant tributes to the music of Canadian legend Joni Mitchell and England's international superstars Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
features the music of Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. This Grammy, Juno and Gemini Award-winning artist, who has sold more than 40 million recordings worldwide and raised more than $7 million for charities, is the perfect continuation to the company's exciting series of portraits of living music icons. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
traces the deeply spiritual odyssey of a woman's life from first romantic encounter to mature love.
There's tap dancing and then there's Rhythmic Circus, the percussive-dance phenomenon that electrifies audiences with its hard-hitting, rapid-fire tap, sidesplitting humor and finger-snapping tunes. Their completely original performance, Feet Don't Fail Me Now
is spiced up with a variety of musical flavors enlivened by an infectious seven-piece band, vocalists, and a very unique, one-man, a cappella, beat-boxing sensation.
$10 kids 12 & under
Presented through the generosity of Diane and Gerald Wendel
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20 or more people who can attend as a group. Savings of up to
10% are available for many of our performances.
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to hold the tickets, with the balance due approximately 45 days
prior to the show.
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It's ten couples, a birthday party, perhaps a church outing.
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