The Training Society of Vancouver
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October 15/17/19

Joshua Beamish


Class Description: Joshua'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/manipulation and partner contact.

“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

Recent teaching engagements include:

Steps On Broadway, NYC
The Playground/Gibney Dance, NYC
Peridance, NYC
A.I.D.T., South Africa
Architanz, Tokyo, Japan
Canada’s National Ballet School, Toronto, Canada
Martha Graham Dance Company Pre-Audition Workshop, New York, USA
The Martha Graham School, New York, USA
The Colburn School, Los Angeles, USA
Victoria School for the Arts, Edmonton, Canada
Modus Operandi Training Program, Vancouver, Canada
Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada
Simon Fraser University Dance Program, Vancouver, Canada
Taller Coreographico de UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
The University of Cape Town, South Africa
Choregus Summer Heat Festival, Tulsa, USA
Vancouver Ballet Society, Vancouver, Canada
Gift of Dance, Durbanville, South Africa
Art of Motion, Johannesburg, South Africa
South African Society for the Advancement of Dancing, Durban, South Africa
Eunice Marais School of Dance, Pretoria, South Africa
School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, Canada
McCallum Theater, Palm Desert, USA
Metro Movement, Toronto, Canada
Broadway Dance Center, New York, USA
Manhattan Youth Ballet, New York, USA
University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
Harbour Dance Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Artists in Action, Mumbai, India
Good Women Dance Collective, Edmonton, Canada

*Photo credit: Scott Photography