We are thrilled to have world renown choreographer Joshua Beamish, as the Caulfield School of Dance Guest Artist for October 2020.
The Joshua Beamish Masterclasses:
Saturday, October 24, 2020.
Times and Fees:
2:15 – 3:45pm
Advanced (Age 12/R.A.D. Intermediate or equivalent and up):
- $30+GST CSD Students*
- $35+GST non-CSD Students
3:45 – 4:45pm
Intermediate (Age 10/R.A.D. Grade IV or equivalent and up):
- $25+GST CSD Students*
- $30+GST non-CSD Students
* While there will be no fee charged to some Caulfield School of Dance students, all participants must preregister to claim a spot in masterclasses and reservations are first-come-first served.
Caulfield School of Dance,
2610 St Johns Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 2B6
Registration opens Monday, October 3.
There is very limited enrolment available for the classes.
Joshua Beamish founded Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY in 2005, a project-based dance company with dual bases in Vancouver and New York. (Cori Caulfield and Caulfield School of Dance alumni Heather Dotto, Paula Giroday, Hailley Caulfield Postle, and Crystal Wills, have all performed in the work of MOVETHECOMPANY, with Ms Dotto working since its inception as a key associate artist).
Joshua Beamish’s choreographic works have extensively toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has created works for The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National Ballet Junior Company/Choreographic Academy, Vancouver Opera, Cape Town Opera, Fall For Dance North/Toronto, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Toronto Dance Theatre and Cirque du Soleil for World EXPO Shanghai. His work has been notably presented by BAM Next Wave Festival, The Joyce Theater, The Harris Theater Chicago, Canada’s National Arts Centre, London’s The Place, The Bangkok & Seoul International Festivals, Fire Island Dance Festival, among others. He has been a founding member of The Joyce Theater’s Young Leader’s Circle Committee, an alumni of the NY Choreographic Institute (a New York City Ballet affiliate), and a Jerome Robbins Foundation, Samuel H Scripps Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund grantee.
Joshua is the recipient of artistic residencies throughout North America, including the Banff Centre, Jacob’s Pillow and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Pocantico Center, and a term as the National Incubator Artist at ADI (now Lumberyard). Most recently Joshua was an inaugural artist-in-residence at The Joyce Theater’s Choreographic Centre at Gibney Dance.
For four years, he performed with New York City Ballet Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan as her dance partner and choreographer in Restless Creature in venues such as The Royal Opera House/London, Jacob’s Pillow and the Vail Dance Festival.
He will next premiere new solos by Kirsten Wicklund and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa at the Sechelt Arts Festival in BC and debut a dance film Falling Upward, co-created with dance filmmaker Scott Fowler of Netherlands Dance Theater.
Joshua Beamish’s class begins with a center warm up that combines elements of ballet technique, release and strength training. The classes will predominantly focus on learning Beamish’s intricate physical codes through phrasing from choreographic repertoire. Participants will also work in Beamish’s methods of choreographic process including phrase regeneration and manipulation.
“Sharpness in articulation, however, never precludes fluidity. Such contrasts coexist harmoniously in his choreography, as does complexity and stillness. Quiet pauses are given as much purpose as the most physically demanding movements.” – Pia Lo, The Dance Current
“The work establishes the most distinctive feature of Beamish’s vocabulary: a modern-dance version of popping, quick, staccato, and highly articulated.” – Brian Seibert, The New Yorker
For more information, please contact us.
For a peek at Joshua Beamish’s movement see video here.
The Guest Teacher for November is Krista Parr of Root to Fruit Nutrition. Date, time, and other details to be announced.