MOVETHECOMPANY is a non-profit charitable dance organization registered in both Canada and in America. The primary mandate of our society is to further the awareness of, and appreciation for, contemporary dance at local, provincial, national and international arenas. We place equal focus on educational programming, primarily targeting youth, and the creation and presentation of professional theatrical productions.
Founded in Vancouver in 2005 by current Artistic Director, Joshua Beamish, MOVETHECOMPANY quickly emerged as one of Western Canada’s most prolific dance companies. The company has performed throughout the globe at venues such as London’s The Place, Cape Town’s Baxter Dance Festival, Montreal’s Tangente, Usine C and Studio 303, the American Dance Institute in DC, Singapore’s Odyssey Dance Theatre, the International Ballet Festival in Miami and the Quinzena de Danca Festival in Portugal. At home, the company has been presented by the Made in BC: Dance On Tour Program, The Dance Centre, The Vancouver International Dance Festival, Dancing on the Edge and the Chutzpah Festival, among others. MOVETHECOMPANY received the distinction of a commission from the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, as well as the only choreographic residency ever awarded to a Western Canadian company by the Djerassi Program in San Francisco, CA. MOVETHECOMPANY was notably selected by curators Cirque du Soleil for presentation at WORLD EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, China, performing the Closing Gala of the Canadian Cultural Pavilion and toured an ensemble of 24 Vancouver-based artists for a commissioned presentation at Bangkok International Festival for Dance & Music/Bangkok Opera House. The company also toured Allemande to Nottingham, UK as the Canadian representatives at World Event Young Artist, a satellite of the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad. MOVETHECOMPANY made their The Joyce Theater debut in New York, as the Opening Event of the 2015 Ballet Festival and returned again in 2018 for the world premiere of The Masque of the Red Death, commissioned by the venue.
MOVETHECOMPANY Canada would like to bestow our thanks upon a noteworthy group of volunteers, our Board of Directors. This outstanding group of people devote their time and dexterity to govern the proceedings of our company and to secure our viability to continue operations for many years to come.
Board of Directors
Christine Piner, President
Rutinder Christogeorge, Treasurer
Cynthia Robinson, Secretary
Pamela Ratzlaff, Lisa Ho, Loretta Lachner
Photo of MOVETHECOMPANY by Yvonne Chew
Photo of Ashley Bouder and Amar Ramasar by Phil Chan