Six men, one hour, and a feeling of longing and melancholy, stunningly expressed through the collision of elegant balletic lines and dynamic, street-style energy.
You do not want to miss Saudade – a contemporary dance created by LGBTQ2+ artist, Joshua Beamish.
Beamish has created in collaboration with The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National/Het Nationale Ballet Junior Company, Cape Town Opera, Vancouver Opera, New York City Ballet Principals Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature and Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, and many more.
On Friday, March 13, he brings his work to Kelowna’s Mary Irwin Theatre (inside the Rotary Centre for the Arts – 421 Cawston Ave.) at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $28.
“As Saudade came to a close and the audience roared, this quote by Maya Angelou came to mind, “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” Beamish’s cast spoke with the most brilliant dance vocabulary but the feeling of saudade that swirled inside me as the men glided across the floor is what I’ll never forget.” – Madison Embrey, New York Rag on Saudade by Joshua Beamish