JOSHUA BEAMISH (Vancouver)
ONE SHOW ONLY!
When: SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
Venue: Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra Street)
Time: 7pm (doors open 6:30)
Duration: 60 minutes
Solos performed by JOSHUA BEAMISH
ROMP! Audience favourite JOSHUA BEAMISH returns to the Metro Studio to premiere LONE WOLF, an evening of solos with choreography by Beamish, Vancouver’s Noam Gagnon of The Holy Body Tattoo/Company Vision Impure and Toronto’s Ame Henderson of Public Recordings. Each work explores facets of Beamish’s persona, both public and private, to remix his own image and to superimpose creative perspectives.
An incredibly active artist, Joshua Beamish (Vancouver) has been 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. He is a current member of The Joyce Theatre’s Young Leader’s Circle Committee. Beamish founded MOVE: the company in 2005 and his works have since extensively toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Notable recent presentations include The Joyce Theater in New York, The Royal Opera House in London, Princeton University, London’s The Place, New York’s Guggenheim Museum, a Jacob’s Pillow world premiere, and a Fire Island Dance Festival Commission.
"Bare-chested and wearing grey pants, Beamish seduced the music’s ascending and descending notes with controlled and articulate phrases in the style of neoclassical ballet. Playfully, he flirted from the choreography’s structure – jutting out his hip, cocking back his head and even dangling his leg off the stage – tempting the audience with greater intimacy. Looking directly into the audience, Beamish ensured we never took our eyes off him (and how could we?), which created an exciting tension that hinted at unspoken desires." - GlobeDancer Pia review of Concerto
Photo credit: J Alex Brinson / Design: Miles Lowry