From the Wires
Great Park Names Award-Winning Orange County Choreographer Jennifer Backhaus as latest Artist-in-Residence
Backhaus to choreograph and direct site-specific outdoor dance works at the Great Park
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 26, 2012 04:45 PM
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park is proud to welcome Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Backhaus, an award-winning choreographer, who will invent and direct one-of-a-kind dance works at the Great Park. Visitors will see and experience dance performances developed by one of Orange County's premier choreographers.
"We are excited to feature dance as part of the Great Park Artist-in-Residence program," said Beth Krom, Chair, Orange County Great Park Board Corporation. "This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to be inspired and learn about choreography and dance."
The dance programs will be performed by Backhausdance. This company's performances will be designed to animate the Great Park, creating a cultural experience unlike anything in Southern California.
"I'm excited to bring concert dance to an outside and less formal environment," said Backhaus. "My residency at the Great Park will provide an opportunity to engage and interact with an audience that may not be familiar with what dance can be."
Visitors can meet Backhaus and see photographs and videos of past performances at the Great Park Artists Studios in the Palm Court Arts Complex during open "Dance Lab" hours. Upcoming "Dance Lab" hours include:
Backhaus will also be creating larger dance performances to take place at the Great Park during her residency. Backhaus' tenure as a Great Park Artist-in-Residence runs through the end of February 2013.
About Jennifer Backhaus
About the Great Park Artists-in-Residence Program
Admission and parking are free.
The Orange County Great Park is located at Sand Canyon and Marine Way, and can easily be reached by the 5 or 405 freeways.
For more information, please visit www.ocgp.org or call 866-829-3829.
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