Homosexual identity among themes to be explored in dance company’s final project

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Vancouver’s MOVE: the company, presents the final project of its 2009-2010 term as Artist-in-Residence at The Dance Centre – Internal Voices – a collection of works choreographed by the company’s dancers.

Internal VoicesAfter an extended period of focus on the creation and presentation of the work of Artistic Director Josh Beamish, MOVE: the company is switching gears to provide an opportunity for the various emerging and established choreographic voices living within the company.

Beamish will first present a new solo work, exploring his struggle with homosexual identity as a youth, in the face of his father’s religious extremism, and then hand over the reigns to his dancers, including gay choreographer Matthew Waldie, as they present a series of their own creations.

Featuring solo works by Jacqui Lopez, Matthew Waldie, Jeannie Vandekerkhove, Crystal Wills, Caitlin Griffin and Josh Beamish, as well as duets by Lara Barclay, Heather Dotto and Simone Orlando, and a performance by Cai Glover, the creative artists of MOVE: the company come together to present a collaborative evening of diverse perspectives.

In just five years, MOVE: the company has emerged as one of Western Canada’s most prolific dance companies and have performed across North America. At home, the company has recently been presented by the Made in BC: Dance On Tour Program, The VIDF, Dancing on the Edge and the Chutzpah Festival, among others. The company will next perform at the 15th Anniversary of the International Ballet Festival in Miami, alongside many of the world’s most notable ballet companies, and then continue on to the Quinzena de Danca Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. In October 2010, MOVE: the company will have the honour of participating as the only non-Aboriginal Canadian dance company selected by curators Cirque du Soleil for World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, where they will perform the Closing Gala of the Canadian Cultural Pavilion.

Internal Voices
The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
25 & 26 August 2010 @ 8pm

Tickets are $20 available online or at the door (cash only).  Visit http://www.movethecompany.com for more information.

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