Backhausdance: Garden Flow

  Backhausdance: Garden Flow at Sherman Gardens

                            Saturday, October 16                                                        2 pm and 5:30 pm

For one night only, the garden will be filled with dance, light and music. 

Backhausdance: Garden Flow: A dance performance and dining experience, with choreography and menu inspired by the Gardens.

  • Raise a glass with friends under the stars in our beautiful garden.

  • Taste garden-inspired hors d’oeuvres at Cultivar restaurant 

  • Take a twilight walk, led by dancers from Backhausdance, as they present their new show, Garden Flow, throughout the garden.

VIP Experience: 
Make a night of it and join us for an exclusive dinner after the show for up to 50 people.
Meet the performers and enjoy a four-course culinary experience with wine pairings. 

5.30pm  Drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the Central Garden Patio
6.30pm  Performance in the garden by Backhausdance 
7.30pm  VIP Dinner in the Central Dining Room 

Ticket Options:

Pre-Show Reception and Performance, including drink and hors d’oeuvres at Cultivar
Members $40 – Non Members $50
Saturday, October 16 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Sold Out

VIP Experience – Sold Out
Pre-Show Reception, Performance, Dinner at Cultivar and opportunity to meet the Backhausdance Dancers. 
Members $150 – Non Members $200
Saturday, October 16 at 5:30 – 9:30 pm

Afternoon Performance – Free Event
Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 – 3:00 pmSold Out


The ‘Garden Flow’ performance is the result of a special dance residency commissioned by Sherman Library & Gardens.  In an exciting new collaboration Backhausdance are creating a site-specific contemporary dance performance inspired by a month-long residency in Sherman Gardens.  Guests are invited to watch and engage with the dancers as they rehearse during the week then return to watch the final ticketed performance on Saturday, October 16 at 5:30 pm.

Backhausdance, Orange County’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company, has performed extensively nationwide as well as internationally. Founded in 2003 by choreographer Jennifer Backhaus, the company presents original performances characterized by powerful, athletic dance; emotional dramatic pieces as well as whimsical, humorous glimpses at the human experience. They are particularly interested in responding to new locations and collaborating with other organizations. Visit to learn more.

Residency dates in the Sherman Gardens:

Thursdays at 10:30 am – 1 pm
September 23, September 30, October 7, October 14 
Friday October 15 at 10.30am  – 1pm 

Contact Catherine Dickinson [email protected] for more details.

This project is supported by the Second District Arts Grant Program for Non-Profits Sponsored by Supervisor Katrina Foley

Photo Credit: Adrien Padilla – Dancers: Ellen Akashi and Samuel DeAngelo