Dancing on the Edge festival of contemporary dance has been a mainstay of the Vancouver dance scene for 27 years. It presented moments of artistic brilliance and brilliance in progress, showing the different facets through which dance shines.
10th Anniversary Celebration – MOVE: the company
The Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver – July 2, 2015
The festival welcomed the return of Joshua Beamish – dancer, choreographer and founding director of MOVE: the company of Vancouver. Beamish invited dancers to perform in four of his recent duets, and also performed a solo of his own choreography, called Adoration.
The evening presented the following works:
Pierced – Joshua Reynolds (The Royal Winnipeg Ballet) and Jo-Ann Sundermeier (The Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
Burrow – Nicol Edmunds (The Royal Ballet) and Matthew Ball (The Royal Ballet)
Stay – Jedidiah Duifhuis (Ballet Kelowna) and Cristina Graziano (Ballet Jörgen)
The Other People In Your Party – Heather Dotto and Cai Glover, two founding members of MOVE: the company
BodyTalk – Wen Wei Community Dancers
Firehall Arts Centre Courtyard, Vancouver – July 3, 2015
Four dancers participating in Wang’s week-long workshop of different styles of contemporary dance unleashed their artistic voice in this loosely choreographed presentation.
Read the review in The Dance Current.