@giselle is a bracing new vision of a classic tale, set in a world that looks a lot like yours.

Presented by Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY

Sept 5-7, 2019 – 7:30pm

Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, BC

Starring artists from:
American Ballet Theatre
The National Ballet of Canada
Pennsylvania Ballet

A technology-infused reimagining of the iconic ballet masterwork that examines the ways social media has leveraged an unexpected change on the nature of modern love and relationships.

Vancouver’s own award-winning Joshua Beamish brings his innovative choreographic vision to the Vancouver Playhouse, featuring an all-star lineup of some of North America’s finest ballet artists from American Ballet TheatreThe National Ballet of Canada, and Pennsylvania Ballet. This undeniably modern take on a beloved classic will explore our understandings of love, sex, and relationships in a world of dating apps, Snapchat stories, and Instagram. Using motion-captured digital projections and bold visual effects, this is Giselle reimagined as you’ve never seen her before.

Tickets from $35 available at http://joshuabeamish.eventbrite.com

Enjoy 20% off tickets to the world premiere of @giselle
July 3-13 ONLY!

*Offer valid for sections A+ to B only.

Production Team

Director/Choreographer: Joshua Beamish
Lighting Designer: Mike Inwood
Projection Designer/Animator: Brianna Amore
Production/Stage Manager: Isaac Robinson
Costume Designer/Constructor: Janie Taylor
Rehearsal Director: Heather Dotto
Costume Constructor: Christina Sinosich

Principal Artists

Giselle/Zulma: Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre
Myrtha/Giselle: Stephanie Williams, American Ballet Theatre
Albrecht: Harrison James, The National Ballet of Canada
Hilarion: Sterling Baca, Pennsylvania Ballet
Bathilde: Betsy McBride, American Ballet Theatre
Berthe: Beverley Bagg, Ballet BC Resident Teacher
Zulma/Myrtha: Yoko Kanomata, Ballet Edmonton
Moyna: Ariana Barr, Ballet Edmonton


“Joshua Beamish is turning heads across the continent and emerging as one of Canada’s most promising choreographers”
– Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail

“[Beamish] has an enviable reputation for a choreographic style that emphasizes speed, clarity, and a dazzling array of body isolations
– The Toronto Star

“Beamish’s signature touches are immediately recognizable—the swivelling spines, the erupting body isolations.”
– The Georgia Straight”


Jean Orr Tribute Performance & Celebration (Sept 5 Only)

MOVETHECOMPANY, in partnership with the Vancouver Ballet Society, will celebrate the 90th birthday of Canada’s very first Giselle – Vancouver’s own Jean Orr – with a special post show reception on opening night, September 5, honouring Orr’s iconic legacy and immense contributions to the art form of dance. Tickets to the Jean Orr Tribute Performance & Celebration include top tier seating, meet-and-greets with company artists, a tribute presentation, and refreshments. A tax receipt will be issued with reception ticket purchase.

Limited tickets available by visiting: http://joshuabeamish.com/jeanorreventtickets/



Dancer: Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre, 2019 Erik Bruhn winner

Photographer: Craig Foster