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Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY presents the world premiere of @giselle

Vancouver Playhouse05 Sep '19 to 07 Sep '19 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY presents the world premiere of @giselle, a technology-driven, contemporary reinvention of the beloved romantic ballet classic, September 5–7, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Born out of Reimagining Giselle, a shorter work commissioned by The Royal Ballet in London, UK, this full-length narrative work will be brought to life by ballet superstars from American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, and Pennsylvania Ballet. Directed and choreographed by Vancouverite and company founder Joshua Beamish, this innovative production will explore the connections and parallels between the original classical ballet and our understandings of love, sex, and relationships in a world mediated by dating apps, digital illusions, and fleeting encounters.

    The original version of Giselle, which premiered in 1841 — by what is now known as the Paris Opera Ballet, is based on a German legend, and follows a young peasant girl’s journey through the many dimensions of love and betrayal. Giselle dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover, Albrecht, is betrothed to another. The Wilis, a group of mystic and supernatural women who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave.

    @giselle updates the narrative to present day by telling the story of a character named Giselle who is betrayed, isolated, and ghosted by her romantic partner on social media. In a state of heightened anxiety, Giselle livestreams her untimely death. Later in the work, she returns to haunt her male tormentors in motion-captured animated data particles projected onto the bodies of the live dance artists, creating a haunting tension between live and digital realities.

    Beamish further reimagines the ballet by highlighting the ways that social networks such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook have profoundly denatured the ways we fall in and out of love. Exploring concepts of ghosting, and social isolation, @giselle is a bracing new vision of a classic tale that also raises the powerful specter of persistent male power in light of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.

    Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY presents @giselle

    Dates/Time: September 5–7, 2019 at 7:30pm

    Ticket prices: @giselle: $35-$99 plus applicable fees
    Jean Orr Tribute Performance & Celebration, Sept. 5 only.
    Limited VIP Seating: $199 plus post show reception.
    JoshuaBeamish.com

    Address: Vancouver Playhouse
    600 Hamilton Street
    Vancouver, BC

    Tickets and Info: www.JoshuaBeamish.eventbrite.com

    Photo by Craig Foster

     

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    Event Location Vancouver Playhouse
    Address: 600 Hamilton Street
    Post Code: V6B 2P1

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