Backhausdance Presents ‘Garden Flow’ at Sherman Library & Gardens 

September 29, 2021

For one night in October, Sherman Gardens will be filled with music, light, and dance.  Backhausdance, Orange County’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company, will perform Garden Flow, a site-specific dance performance inspired by a month-long residency in Sherman Gardens. 

“Backhausdance is thrilled to create and premiere “Garden Flow” utilizing the landscape of the Sherman Gardens as our inspiration. Garden Flow is a multisensory, personal experience that will infuse the rhythm, presence, colors, and beauty of the gardens with the dancers’ fluidity and deeply human and emotional artistic qualities,” said Jennifer Backhaus, artistic director and founder of Backhausdance.

Guests are invited to watch and engage with the dancers as they rehearse during the weeks leading up to a final ticketed performance on Saturday, October 16 at 5:30 pm.  ‘Garden Flow’ rehearsals will take place 10:30 am until 1 pm on, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, and 10/15. Viewing of the rehearsals is free with garden admission, which is $5.00 per person for non-members, and free for members of Sherman Library & Gardens. 

Tickets for the evening performance on October 16th include a pre-show reception at Cultivar Restaurant in Sherman Gardens.  A limited number of VIP tickets will include a post-performance dinner at Cultivar and an opportunity to meet the Backhausdance dancers.

“This exciting and unique collaboration with Backhausdance aligns with our mission to provide the public an oasis of inspiration, education and appreciation of history, horticulture, and the arts. Audiences of all ages are welcome to participate in the creative process by watching and following the dancers as they rehearse throughout Sherman Gardens on select days leading up to the ticketed performances,” said Scott LaFleur, Executive Director of Sherman Library & Gardens. 

Ticket Information for Saturday, October 16 at 5:30 pm 

Pre-Show Reception at Cultivar followed by Performance; Members $40 / Non-Members $50

VIP Tickets: Pre-Show Reception, Performance & Post-Show Dinner at Cultivar, and opportunity to meet the Backhausdance Dancers. Members $150 / Non-Members $200

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 949.673.2261.  Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar, California.

About Backhausdance 

Backhausdance, Orange County’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company, has performed extensively nationwide as well as internationally.  Founder Jennifer Backhaus is an award-winning choreographer and Chapman University faculty member.  Backhausdance is the recipient of 10 Lester Horton Awards from the Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles for achievements in choreography, design, and performance, quickly propelling the company to the forefront of Southern California contemporary dance.  The company is committed to engaging and educating the community about the relevance and vitality of contemporary dance, both as a valuable art form an,d as a tool for learning, creative expression, healing and overall well-being. Backhausdance is particularly interested in responding to new locations and collaborating with other organizations. The company provides extensive education programs in schools and the community for all ages and is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of artists.  Visit to learn more.

Photo Credit: Adrien Padilla - Dancers Ellen Akashi & Samuel DeAngelo

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