Joshua Beamish is the current and founding Artistic Director of MOVE: the company, a contemporary dance company based between Vancouver, Canada and New York. In recent years, Beamish has collaborated with the School of American Ballet and the New York Choreographic Institute, Cirque du Soleil, Toronto Dance Theatre, the National Ballet of Canada’s YOUdance, Santa Barbara Dance Theatre, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Cape Dance Company/South Africa and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, among others. His works have toured the globe, notably to Jacob’s Pillow, the Bangkok International Festival/Opera House, Seattle’s Chop Shop, the American Dance Institute in DC, the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad’s World Event Young Artist, Artists in Action: Mumbai and WORLD EXPO Shanghai.
Joshua was also a choreographer on the CBC Radio Canada reality series Ils Dansent. Other selected film and TV credits include ABC’s Life As We Know It, Nickelodeon’s Spectacular & Jinxed, Neil LaBute’s The Wicker Man, VH1’s Totally Awesome, The CW’s HELLCATS and New Line’s Code Name: The Cleaner. Beamish is the recipient of grant awards from the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the BC Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Vancouver Foundation, the Hamber Foundation, the Koerner Foundation and the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Awards.
Joshua would like to extend his special thanks to Deborah Wingert Arkin, Cathy Eilers, Larry Henry, Ella Baff, Chalvar Monteiro, Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba Tovar, Erin Fogarty, Kyle Abraham, Risa Steinberg, Cathy Eilers, and Chelsea Beamish.
This performance marks Joshua’s Beamish’s La Jolla Music Society debut.