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PROXIMITY A collection of short works

Joshua Beamish is a British Columbian dance artist who has achieved worldwide success as a prolific choreographer and an exceptional performer: this is a chance to see both aspects of his work. The program features two of his creations – the world premiere of Lost Touch, a new solo danced by Renée Sigouin, and Proximity, a duet performed by Beamish and Sigouin. Beamish also dances in two solos choreographed for him: Redemption, by internationally-acclaimed Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Ablaze Amongst the Fragments of Your Sky by Ballet BC’s Kirsten Wicklund. Falling Upward is a dance film created by Joshua Beamish, Scott Fowler & Stefan Nazarevich.

  • Thursday February 25, 2021 | 7pm PST-March 11 2021 | 7pm PST (ticket sales close March 11, 6pm)

  • Online

  • $15

  • 50 minutes

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A collection of short works

Joshua Beamish, Artistic Director
James Proudfoot, Lighting Designer/Technical Director
Taylor Janzen, Stage Manager
Heather Dotto, Rehearsal Director

Falling Upward

Co-Directors: Joshua Beamish & Scott Fowler
Choreography & Performance: Joshua Beamish
Cinematography & Editing: Scott Fowler
Original Composition: Cloud Fractal by Stefan Nazarevich

World Premiere: October 17, 2020 at Sechelt Arts Festival

This work was created with the support of the BC Arts Council.

Lost Touch (world premiere)

Choreography: Joshua Beamish
Performance: Renee Sigouin
Lighting Design: James Proudfoot
Music: Don’t You Forget About Me by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

This work was created with the support of The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence Program.

Ablaze amongst the fragments of your sky

Choreography: Kirsten Wicklund
Performance: Joshua Beamish
Lighting Design: James Proudfoot
Sound Design & Composition: Kirsten Wicklund
Sounds from The Sea Organ Sound Installation by Nikola Basic, recorded by Miles Copeland.

World Premiere: October 17, 2020 at Sechelt Arts Festival

This work was created with the support of The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence Program and The Hamber Foundation.


Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Performance: Joshua Beamish
Lighting Design: James Proudfoot
Costume Design & Construction: Georg Meyer-Wiel
Music Composition: Redemption by Lisa Gerrard

World Premiere: October 17, 2020 at Sechelt Arts Festival

This work was created with the support of The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence Program, The Hamber Foundation and the Samuel H Scripps Foundation.


Choreography: Joshua Beamish
Performance: Joshua Beamish & Renee Sigouin
Costume Design: Bregje van Balen
Costume Construction: Hermien Hollander
Lighting Design: James Proudfoot & Joshua Beamish
Music Composition: S.T.A.Y. by Hans Zimmer

Proximity, commissioned by Fall for Dance North, Toronto, was originally performed and created with Rena Narumi, with original rehearsal direction by Roger Van der Poel. World Premiere: October 3, 2020

The creation of Proximity was also made possible with the support of Het Dansatelier Den Haag, Lonneke Van Leth Dans, Theater De Nieuwe Regentes and the Samuel H Scripps Foundation.


Photos: David Cooper

How To Watch

After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from EventBrite. If you do not see it, please check your junk folder.

Prior to the event, you will receive another email from EventBrite with a link to access the stream. If you booked after the stream started, you will find the link at the bottom of your confirmation email.

The stream can be played on any screen: on your PC, Mac, laptop, phone or iPad/tablet. Just click the link provided, and the stream will open in your default internet browser. For the best experience, we recommend using the largest screen possible, or connecting your laptop to a TV using HDMI cable or Chromecast.

How to connect your laptop to a TV: video.

The performance must be streamed from one device. You can watch at any time in the streaming period, and you can pause, rewind and reopen the link as needed.

About the series:

The Global Dance Connections 2020-2021 series features exciting mixed programs from Mary-Louise Albert, Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, and Alexa Mardon, Francesca Frewer and Erika Mitsuhashi.


Tickets will go on sale approximately one month prior to each show.
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Due to COVID-19, live performances will be physically-distanced with very limited capacity. Please note the following:

  • All tickets must be purchased in advance online. Tickets will not be sold at the door, over the phone or at the front desk.
  • Tickets are available only as singles or pairs. Pairs are for people who are in the same ‘bubble’.
  • Masks must be worn in the lobby and in the theatre throughout the show, by patrons, staff and volunteers.
  • We cannot admit latecomers after the show has started.
  • If you need a wheelchair spot reserved please purchase your ticket first and then email marketing@thedancecentre.ca.
  • If you feel unwell, or should be in quarantine or isolation for any reason, please stay home.

Full details

Global Dance Connections shows will also be filmed for streaming for a limited time, at a later date.



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