Backhausdance returns to the McCallum stage with The Planets set to Gustav Holst’s musical movement suite by the same name. Made famous in its fully orchestrated form, it was originally scored by Holst for two pianos. Accompanying Backhausdance on this galactic voyage are pianists Sabrina Xiao He and Paul Cracchiolo.  With fluidity and strength, ten dancers and two pianists powerfully traverse the musical landscapes of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune.  Steeped in choreographer Jennifer Backhaus’ detailed and meticulously sculpted style and imbued with her refined yet playful sense of whimsy, The Planets brings us an elegant and seamless fusion of classical and contemporary dance that will excite young and old.


For student tickets or three-performance pass, please call or visit the McCallum Theatre Box Office:

73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 340-2787


Shows recommended from age 6 and up.

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