Joshua Beamish's LONE WOLF Makes Vancouver Premiere
Beamish presents the Vancouver premiere of his first evening of solos, each exploring facets of his persona, both public and private, to reconfigure and superimpose creative perspectives.
Beamish presents an evening of solos created by Noam Gagnon, Ame Henderson and himself, each exploring facets of his persona, both public and private, to remix his own image and to superimpose creative perspectives. LONE WOLF originally premiered at The ROMP Festival in Victoria, BC in July 2016, while early versions of the commissions from Henderson and Gagnon first played at Dancing on the Edge 2016. Lone Wolf, or selections from it, have since been presented at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Brian Webb Dance series in Edmonton, Danceworks Co-Works/Dancemakers in Toronto, the Hudson Valley Dance Festival/Dancers Responding to AIDS, the Rockefeller Brothers Pocantico Center in Upstate New York, the Summer Heat Festival in Tulsa, the University of California Santa Barbara, Cape Dance Festival in Provincetown, the Chicago Dancing Festival, the Battery Dance Festival in NYC, the Martha Graham Center in NYC, the Baxter Dance Festival in Cape Town/South Africa and through South Korea at the Seoul International Dance Festival, the Sejong International Dance Festival and at the Busan Dance Market. These works were created with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and the Hamber Foundation.
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$20 CADA/Dance Centre Members/Students/Seniors
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About Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY
BC choreographer Joshua Beamish founded MOVETHECOMPANY in 2005 and 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, Dutch National/Het Nationale Ballet Junior Company, Cape Town Opera, 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, Martha Graham Company Principal dancer Lloyd Knight, The National Ballet of Canada's YOUdance and Principal dancers Harrison James & Jillian Vanstone, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Cape Dance Company/South Africa, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for Pierced with Principal dancers Jo-Ann Sundermeier and Sophia Lee, Toronto Dance Theatre, Ballet Kelowna, Santa Barbara Dance Theater, Sylvain Brochu, the Universities of Alberta and Missouri, students at Purchase College at SUNY and The Juilliard School, Coriolus Dance, le Prisme Culturel, Halifax Dance, Ballet Jorgen and Kansas City's Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance, among others.
Joshua 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. He has worked closely with Paul Becker as an Assistant Choreographer, Dance Captain or Performer in Warner Brothers The Wicker Man with Nicholas Cage, New Line's Code Name: The Cleaner, Nickelodeon's Jinxed, The CW's HELLCATS and VH1's Totally Awesome with Chris Kattan of Saturday Night Live. He also collaborated with Kelly Konno in Nickelodeon's Spectacular and appeared in the ABC series Life As We Know It with Kelly Osbourne.
Joshua is the recipient of artistic residencies throughout North America, including The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Pocantico Centre, The Banff Centre, Jacob's Pillow and a term as the National Incubator Artist for the American Dance Institute, now Lumberyard. 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, Princeton University, London's The Place, New York's Guggenheim Museum, a Jacob's Pillow world premiere, a Fire Island Dance Festival Commission, Chicago's The Harris Theater and Chicago Dancing Festival, ArtScape Opera House South Africa, Artists in Action in Mumbai and a 24-dancer evening for MOVETHECOMPANY commissioned by the Bangkok International Festival to celebrate 50 years of Canadian and Thai political relations. In 2012, Joshua performed in the Pillow's 80th Anniversary improvisation project From the Horses Mouth: The Men Dancers at Jacob's Pillow, alongside Arthur Mitchell and Lar Lubovitch, among others.
Joshua is a founding member of The Joyce Theatre's Young Leader's Circle Committee. He recently premiered Surface Properties, a collaboration with ten artists from American Ballet Theatre, as the opening event of The Joyce Theater Ballet Festival, Reimagining Giselle, a contemporary short form version of Giselle for The Royal Ballet and Saudade, for the BAM Next Wave Festival 2017 in New York.
Photos by Alex Brinson Photography