July 8 -17, 2016

19th ROMP!

FESTIVAL of DANCE

This year's 19th ROMP! FESTIVAL OF DANCE premieres Joshua Beamish's solo collection LONE WOLF; unleashes Meagan O’Shea's Occupy-inspired WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO; features an international cast of dancers and writers in our returning series PRESENT/TENSE 10 topped off with CAKE ON THE STAGE; introduces a new, free outdoor program ROMP! IN THE PARK in Beacon Hill Park; plus we'd like you to meet our 2016 ROMP! Artist-in-Residence Hyoseung Ye from Seoul, South Korea.

July 9, 2016 @ 7pm

JOSHUA BEAMISH LONE WOLF

Audience favourite Joshua Beamish returns to Victoria with 3 new solo works created by Beamish, Vancouver’s Noam Gagnon of The Holy Body Tattoo/Company Vision Impure and Toronto’s Ame Henderson of Public Recordings.

July 9, 2016 @ 9pm

MEAGAN O'SHEA

WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO

Inspired by the Occupy movement, We Don't Need Another Hero is part performance, part communal catharsis, part experiential spectacle. 

July 10, 2016 @ 7pm

WRITERS & DANCERS

PRESENT/TENSE 10

Our returning program PRESENT/TENSE 10 is a dance/word laboratory celebrating the power and risk of collaboration.

This year's program features an international cast of dancers, from Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, and Seoul. 

DANCERS:

JOSHUA BEAMISH

DAVID FERGUSON

NOAM GAGNON

HOYEON KIM

MIN JIN KIM

WALTER KUBANEK

MEAGAN O'SHEA

KATE FRANKLIN

ANDREA ROBYN BAYNE

HYOSEUNG YE

WRITERS: 

BARBARA BLACK

FABIENNE CALVERT FILTEAU

YVONNE OWENS

JACOB RICHMOND

JANET ROGERS

ANN-BERNICE THOMAS

CHARLES TIDLER

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