Backhausdance, Orange County’s most prominent modern dance company, has an “$11,000 in 11 days” fundraising drive underway through Wednesday Aug. 22. The company will be performing in British Columbia, Canada on Sept. 28, its first tour outside the U.S. Founder and artistic director Jenny Backhaus said the money raised will be used to offset the trip's expenses. The program will include the first act of “Incandescent” and “The Elasticity of the Almost,” which was featured in an Orange Coast photo-essay [“Submerged in a Dancing Daydream,” May].
Backhaus will modify “Elasticity” for an experimental performance being planned for late October in downtown Santa Ana. (The date is still to be determined; stay tuned.) This loft performance will be the second in an occasional series of contemporary performances in public and private spaces, called Santa Ana Sites, presented by CalState Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center. Santa Ana Sites #1 featured Kronos Quartet’s David Harrington in a lecture-demonstration in the loft of Allen Moon, director of sales with David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives.