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Performance | Dance In Vancouver



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.

  • Saturday November 23, 2019 | 8pm

    Sunday November 24, 2019 | 6pm + 8pm

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • $34 regular | $25 students, seniors

  • 60 minutes

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Cast + Production Credits

Choreography – Joshua Beamish
Dancers – Joshua Beamish, Sean Aaron Carman, Patrick Coker, Lloyd Knight, David Norsworthy, Nick Sciscione

MusicWithout 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.

About the series:

The 12th biennial Dance In Vancouver
Wednesday-Sunday November 20-24, 2019
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

There are global stories in everything – Amber Funk Barton, dance artist

Dance In Vancouver is a unique opportunity to experience the ideas and creativity of dance generated by a diverse community of our local artists. The 2019 edition features Amber Funk Barton/the response., Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, OURO Collective, Raven Spirit Dance, Vision Impure, and more.


Curator: Dieter Jaenicke, Director of internationale tanzmesse nrw, Germany.


Click on the links below to buy online or call 604.684.2787 to purchase by phone (a $5 per order additional fee applies to telephone bookings).
Toll-free: 1.877.840.0457
Groups of 8+: call 604.606.6412 or email marketing@thedancecentre.ca.


Tickets + Packages:

Double Deal: book for any 2 DIV shows for $50

Single Tickets: $34 regular | $25 students, seniors
$25 CADA members (code required)
$21 Dance Centre members (code required)

Book by phone: 604.684.2787 (a $5 per order additional charge applies to telephone bookings)
Toll-free: 1.877.840.0457

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