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LONE WOLF, Joshua Beamish

LONE WOLF is an evening of solos, each exploring facets of Joshua’s persona, both public and private. We sat down with Joshua to learn more about the work and his process, and soon discovered that there was a time, when he almost stopped performing. Here is an expert of our conversation....

Musician Xia Qiu He on ‘Made in China’

Qiu Xia He, musician and collaborator on the work, Made in ChinaMade in China, tells DanceWorks about her early musical influences and experience working with artists from different genres. DANCEWORKS: Can you talk about how you began your music career? QIU XIA HE: When I grew up in China, during...

Wen Wei Wang Interview

DanceWorks kicks off the season with Wen Wei Dance’s Made in China – an interdisciplinary performance uniting the talents of four creators whose art practices have been influenced by China’s Cultural Revolution. Three of the artists, Wen Wei Wang (Artistic Director, Wen Wei Dance); Yanjinzi Gao (Artistic Director, Beijing Modern...

Schools, Students, and Shows

We are about to kick off our season with Wen Wei Dance, but just before the dancers take the stage, we wanted to share some details about our Student Matinees. Did you know that DanceWorks presents Student Matinees to schools in the greater-Toronto area from October 2016 to April 2017?...

Lisa Gelley Martin on Working In New Ways

Company 605 co-artistic director, Lisa Gelley Martin, talks name change from collective to company, the concept of connectedness, and how the title of the new work, Vital Few,  relates to the Pareto Principle. DanceWorks: Company 605 recently had a name change. Can you explain why? Lisa Gelley Martin: We were...

Josh Martin

Josh Martin, co-artistic director of Company 605, tells us about his work as both choreographer and dancer, and the influence of urban dance. DanceWorks: Vital Few includes a cast of six dancers, including you. Can you talk about the challenges you have experienced as co-choreographer and performer in the piece?...