This month, The Dance Centre in Vancouver is featuring renowned choreographer and performer, Joshua Beamish – MOVETHECOMPANY PROXIMITY as part of its Global Connections Series.
BC artist and current resident artist of The Dance Centre, Joshua Beamish founded MOVETHECOMPANY in Vancouver in 2005 and since then has performed and choreographed, to much acclaim around the globe. Joshua Beamish brings together a program of contemporary dance pieces showcasing both aspects of his work in PROXIMITY. The performance features two of his own creations – the world premiere of a new solo danced by Renée Sigouin (Kidd Pivot, Out Innerspace Dance Theatre); and Proximity, a duet performed by Beamish and Sigouin together. Beamish also dances two solos choreographed specially for him: Redemption, by the internationally renowned Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Ablaze Amongst the Fragments of Your Sky by Ballet BC’s Kirsten Wicklund. The program also includes Falling Upward, a short film created by Beamish with dancer Scott Fowler and composer Stefan Nazarevich.
“This program is a series of encounters between myself and a single dance artist,” says Beamish. “Our current restricted state has imposed a focus on intimacy. It has been refreshing to offer my full investment to one creative relationship at a time. With this project, I am returning to the stage in works by two women whom I have long admired, local emerging choreographer Kirsten Wicklund and celebrated international dancemaker Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. With the duet Proximity, originally commissioned by Fall For Dance North in Toronto, I am also performing the first work I have created for myself in five years. All five works touch on journeys through solitude, restriction and contemplation, harnessing a reflection of our collective present, in service of investigation and growth.”
The Dance Centre Global Dance Connections series presents Joshua Beamish / MOVETHECOMPANY PROXIMITY – a collection of short works, online, Thursday February 25th to March 11th, 2021 @ 7pm PST
For show details and to purchase tickets ($15) visit: thedancecentre.ca/event/joshua-beamish-movethecompany-4/