Choreographer/s | Joshua Beamish

Name of piece | Lost Touch & Proximity

Venue | Firehall Arts Centre

Lost Touch

To decrease the frequency of communication (with one) over time, especially unintentionally, until no further contact takes place.

Created with the support of The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence Program, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council & James Andrews

Digital World Premiere: February 25, 2021, The Dance Centre/PuSh Festival

Choreographer | Creator Name: Joshua Beamish

Composer: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Performers Name(s): Renee Sigouin

Joshua Beamish, Director/Choreographer
Choreographer Joshua Beamish founded Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY in 2005. His works have since extensively toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has created works for The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National Ballet Junior Company/Choreographic Academy, Vancouver Opera, Cape Town Opera, New York City Ballet Principal/Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature and Principal Dancer Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Toronto Dance Theatre and Cirque du Soleil for World EXPO Shanghai. His company has been presented by BAM Next Wave Festival, The Joyce Theater, Canada’s National Arts Centre, London's The Place, The Bangkok & Seoul International Festivals, among others. He is a founding member of The Joyce Theater’s Young Leader’s Circle Committee, an alumni of the NY Choreographic Institute (a New York City Ballet affiliate), and a Jerome Robbins Foundation, Samuel H Scripps Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund grantee. Joshua is the recipient of artistic residencies throughout North America, including the Banff Centre, Jacob’s Pillow and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Pocantico Center, and a term as the National Incubator Artist at ADI (now Lumberyard). Joshua was an inaugural artist-in-residence at The Joyce Theater's Choreographic Centre at Gibney Dance.

Renee Sigouin, Performer
Originally from Saskatchewan, she is a Vancouver-based contemporary dance artist. She studied at post-secondary contemporary dance program Modus Operandi under the mentorship of Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond. Since graduating from the program in 2012, she has performed locally, nationally and internationally in works by Kinesis Dance Somatheatro, Company 605, Wen Wei Dance, Mascall Dance, and EDAM. Renee is currently a performer with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre (since 2012), Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY (since 2020) and Kidd Pivot (since 2019).


The heart generates the strongest electromagnetic field produced by the body. While this signal is strongest in contact, it is still detectable when subjects are in proximity.

Proximity was commissioned by Fall For Dance North, Toronto and originally performed and created with Rena Narumi.

The creation of Proximity was also made possible with the support of Het Dansatelier Den Haag, Lonneke Van Leth Dans, Theater De Nieuwe Regentes Den Haag and the Samuel H Scripps Foundation.

Choreographer | Creator Name: Joshua Beamish

Composer: Hans Zimmer

Performers Name(s): Joshua Beamish & Renee Sigouin


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July 14th @ 9:00 PM

July 15th @ 9:00 PM

Approx. Running Time: Lost Touch 10 minutes, Proximity 7 minutes

Renee Sigouin and Joshua Beamish by Cindi Wicklund. From Proximity.
Renee Sigouin and Joshua Beamish by Cindi Wicklund. From Proximity.
Joshua Beamish and Rena Narumi by Mikaela Kelly. From Proximity.
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