Backhausdance with the East Valley Dance Project Ensemble

The North Shore at Salton Sea and the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve make for stunning settings in two dances created for the screen during the pandemic. Reverie features ten high school students from Coachella Valley and Desert Mirage High Schools in the eastern part of Riverside County. Grounded is performed by the professional dance company Backhausdance from Orange County. In this dynamic program, choreographer Jennifer Backhaus and dancers Santiago Villareal and Adrien Padilla invite you to physically explore some of the ideas in each dance. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of dance as an artform, your body as an expressive instrument, and all that can happen in the layers between earth and sky.


“A fluid, unforced fusion of classical and contemporary dance.”


-The Brooklyn Rail


Recommended Grades: 2 – 12 

Length: 45 minutes