Saturday, January 3rd at 8pm and
Sunday, January 4th at 2pm
at the Scotiabank Dance Centre
(corner of Granville and Davie Streets downtown Vancouver) MOVE: the company presents the premiere performances of The TELUS Youth Mentor Project under the direction of Joshua Beamish.
Sixteen of BC’s most talented young dance artists (aged 12-17) including our own Hailey Rekunyk, were selected to perform in a new ensemble work created by Beamish, “A Goldberg Abbreviation”, set to selections from Bach’s The Goldberg Variations. All participants have also created their own solo work under the collective guidance of Beamish, Caulfield School of Dance alumna Heather Dotto, and project rehearsal directors including Caulfield School of Dance alumna and instructor Crystal Wills.
Tickets are available at:
Sunday, January 4th
at the Scotiabank Dance Centre
MOVE: the company and the Vancouver Ballet Society will be holding master classes with Joshua Beamish and Heather Dotto.
Registration for the master classes is through the Vancouver Ballet Society.
About Joshua Beamish/MOVE: the company
Joshua Beamish founded MOVE: the company in 2005. His works have since extensively toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Outside of the company, he has created in collaboration with The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet Principals Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature and Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, Pacific Northwest Ballet Principals Carla Korbes and Lindsi Dec, The National Ballet of Canada’s YOUdance, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Cape Dance Company/South Africa, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre, Ballet Kelowna, Sylvain Brochu, the Universities of Alberta and Missouri, Ballet Kelowna, Ballet Jorgen and Kansas City’s Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance, among others. Joshua also choreographed for the CBC Radio Canada reality series “Ils Dansent” with Nico Archambault, the Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 International Children’s Winter Games, the Cultural Olympiads for both the 2010 and the 2012 Olympics and with Cirque du Soleil for World EXPO Shanghai.
Joshua is the recipient of artistic residencies throughout North America, including the Banff Centre, Jacob’s Pillow and a term as the National Incubator Artist for the American Dance Institute in Washington, DC. He is an alumni of the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate organization of New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, and a Jerome Robbins Foundation grantee. Notable recent presentations include The Royal Opera House in London, New York’s Guggenheim Museum, a Jacob’s Pillow world premiere, Artists in Action in Mumbai and a 24-dancer evening for MOVE: the company commissioned by the Bangkok International Festival to celebrate 50 years of Canadian and Thai political relations. In 2012, Joshua performed in Jacob’s Pillow’s 80th Anniversary improvisation project, “From the Horses Mouth: The Men Dancers”, at Jacob’s Pillow alongside Arthur Mitchell and Lar Lubovitch.
Beamish is currently engaged in a collaborative research process with Canadian choreographer Ame Henderson. In early 2015, he will premiere a new work with Wendy Whelan at the Yerba Buena Centre in San Francisco, “to speak of nothing” for Coriolus Dance at the Chop Shop Festival in Seattle and “burrow” at The Place in London, featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet. He will also create new works for students at NY training institutions SUNY Purchase and The Juilliard School
Joshua is a current member of The Joyce Theatre’s Young Leader’s Circle Committee.