Fresh off the runaway success of @giselle, Joshua Beamish/ MOVETHECOMPANY returns to the Vancouver stage with an ensemble of dancers from leading companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company and Stephen Petronio, in addition to Beamish himself. Saudade investigates loss, memory, and the deep longing for something unattainable. Six outstanding male dancers merge elegant balletic lines with street-style dynamism and drive, conjuring up fleeting intimacies in a series of ghostly solos, duets, and group passages, accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful cello score.
Choreography – Joshua Beamish
Dancers – Joshua Beamish, Sean Aaron Carman, Patrick Coker, Lloyd Knight, David Norsworthy, Nick Sciscione
Music – Without Sinking by Hildur Guðnadóttir
Technical Direction/Lighting Design – Mike Inwood
Stage Management – Anne Daroussin
Photography – Craig Foster
Installations: Lee Su-Feh/battery opera + Company 605
Thursday-Saturday November 21-23
Dance Machine is a kinetic sculpture – 64 pieces of bamboo suspended from a central copper disk – that can be transformed into multiple configurations by the movement of the bodies within it. Drop in to rest, play and explore.
Conceived by Lee Su-Feh and designed by Jesse Garlick, the Dance Machine is co-produced with Festival Trans-Amériques.
6.30-11pm Jarislowsky Studio, Level 3 | Free admission
Company 605 is creating Looping, an installation built upon concepts from their ensemble work, Loop, Lull. Over three nights, a rotating cast of fifteen performers will trade in and out of a repeating improvised looping score. A practice of continuously tracking and responding to change, in themselves and in relation to one another, Looping is a complex test of endurance and capacity for adaptation, keeping the virtuosic physicality and individual choices of each unique performer at play. Doors remain open. Drop in before or after a show, and stay as long as you wish.
6.30-8pm, 9-10.30pm Birmingham Studio, Level 3 | Free admission
The DIV Lounge is open 6.30-11pm: cash bar and entertainment.