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Win a Romantic Date Night to Joshua Beamish /MOVETHECOMPANY’s @giselle

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 — 2:01pm PDT
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Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY presents the world premiere of @giselle, a technology-driven, contemporary reinvention of the beloved romantic ballet classic, this September at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Giselle danced by Catherine Hurlin
Giselle danced by Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre and 2019 Erik Bruhn winner.
Photo Credit: Craig Foster

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY’s @giselle

Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
When: September 5 to 7, 2019 at 7:30pm
Tickets: Available online now. VIP tickets are also available that include a reception.

Born out of Reimagining Giselle, a shorter work commissioned by The Royal Ballet in London, UK, this full-length narrative work will be brought to life by ballet superstars from American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, and Pennsylvania Ballet. Directed and choreographed by Vancouverite and company founder Joshua Beamishthis innovative production will explore the connections and parallels between the original classical ballet and our understandings of love, sex, and relationships in a world mediated by dating apps, digital illusions, and fleeting encounters.

The original version of Giselle, which premiered in 1841 — by what is now known as the Paris Opera Ballet, is based on a German legend, and follows a young peasant girl’s journey through the many dimensions of love and betrayal. Giselle dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover, Albrecht, is betrothed to another. The Wilis, a group of mystic and supernatural women who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave.

@giselle updates the narrative to present day by telling the story of a character named Giselle who is betrayed, isolated, and ghosted by her romantic partner on social media. In a state of heightened anxiety, Giselle livestreams her untimely death. Later in the work, she returns to haunt her male tormentors in motion-captured animated data particles projected onto the bodies of the live dance artists, creating a haunting tension between live and digital realities.

Win a Date Night

I’m giving away a Date Night experience that includes:

  • A pair of tickets to attend the opening night performance of Joshua Beamish / MOVETHECOMPANY’s presentation of @giselle on September 5th
  • A one night stay for two guests at The Westin Bayshore, a seaside Downtown Vancouver Hotel offering a gateway to romance and inspired revitalization.
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Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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Follow Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY on Facebook and Twitter for more info. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Friday, August 23, 2019.

UPDATE The winner is Laura!

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  1. Velma Sandry says:

    Just so happens that’s my birthday! What a fabulous way to celebrate!

  2. Ray says:

    I’ve never stayed at the Bayshore or seen @giselle so this would be a prize of Firsts

  3. Jill K says:

    Love to have a wonderful night together with my daughter to celebrate her birthday

  4. Jason B says:

    Great Staycation.

  5. jan says:

    Oh this sounds like a wonderful evening out and away

  6. emer says:

    I would love this I need a romantic night away badly!

  7. Stephanie says:

    This looks like a wonderful performance!!

  8. Gloria says:

    Great date night prize!

  9. Am says:

    My hubby and I need a date night so badly!! Fingers crossed!

  10. Jean says:

    A great date!

  11. Sarah says:

    Oooooh a date night … that would be so lovely!

  12. Britts says:

    Would love a night out before baby arrives!

  13. Amy says:

    Done and done!!!! 🤞🤞🤞🤞

  14. Milena says:

    Perfect date night! 🙂

  15. Kat says:

    Great giveaway!!

  16. Debbie says:

    Great prize

  17. Michelle W says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  18. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    This would be an amazing evening!

  19. Neena says:

    What a great way to end the season and start the next.

  20. Jessica Roberts-Farina says:

    Perfect way to start September

  21. Candace says:

    Would love to go! I’ve never been to the ballet and it’s my birthday the week before. Would absolute love a night out with my love ❤

  22. Ryan K says:

    This would be amazing!

  23. Michael says:

    Yes please!!

  24. Elsa Dutton says:

    Yes please

  25. Harmony Bongat says:

    Very romantic indeed! Please enter me to win this date Nate package ☺️

  26. Candy Co says:

    Perfect date night. Thanks.

  27. Kelly says:

    Would love to see Giselle. Thx for the opportunity!

  28. Simone says:

    That would be awesome

  29. Adrian On says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. Sounds like a lot of fun! Retweeted @kimcheezy

  30. Amber Keita says:

    I’ve heard this is going to be an amazing performance! 🙂

  31. Christine Thompson says:

    A night of dance and away from home? yes please!

  32. Jen says:

    Sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance

  33. Albert Ngo says:

    Sounds great!

  34. Sandra Rankine says:

    would be a great, end of summer, staycation

  35. Cindy says:

    This would be amazing!

  36. harry pering says:

    would be awesome to win this

  37. Rita says:

    This sounds awesome!!

  38. Susan says:

    Fantastic date night!

  39. Tammy says:

    So fantastic!

  40. Alan says:


  41. Harold says:

    Sounds wonderful.

  42. Rosemarie says:

    Would love to go. Awesome

  43. Shing says:

    Would love to go, it’s my mom’s birthday!

  44. Liesa says:

    Great way to start September

  45. Maria says:

    This would be a fab date night!

  46. Tracy k says:

    Would love to see the ballet!

  47. Karen says:

    Oh, yes! This sounds perfect.

  48. Gregory says:

    What a great Date Night idea.

  49. Kaveh says:

    Date Night!!! Yes!!!

  50. leana says:

    What an amazing evening this would be!

  51. jane says:

    Sounds like a beautiful night out in Vancouver for two people.

  52. Wes says:

    This would be a great date night!

  53. Laura says:

    This would be a great addition to my cultural education!

  54. Stacey says:

    Valentines in September ❤️

  55. Kristy says:

    Would love this!

  56. Rob says:

    Very impressive date idea.

  57. Iain says:

    Definitely entering this one for the wife.

  58. Peggy says:

    That would be a fun evening.

  59. Eric Chow says:

    What an amazing prize! Thank you for putting this contest on!

  60. Samantha says:

    Amazing prize

  61. Kate says:

    Could definitely use a date night & staycation, this looks amazing! 😌

  62. Bonnie R says:


  63. Bonnie Y says:

    Sounds like an interesting performance.

  64. Stotes says:

    This would be fantastic!

  65. Kirsten Fisher says:

    I would love to win this awesome prize!

  66. Sunshine H says:

    This would be lovely!

  67. Gareth Lockhart says:

    I would love to win this as it is something completely outside our wheelhouse. Would be a great experience!

  68. Jeanne says:

    Sounds like a PERFECT date night…thanks

  69. Tracy says:

    Yes, would love to attend !

  70. Jp says:

    What a great prize!

  71. tania says:

    Perfect way to start September

  72. rino says:

    What a weekend that would be!

  73. christina says:

    a date night sounds so lovely and is just what i need!

  74. Gian says:

    Sounds fun, how very millennial of the ballet

  75. Shelley Butcher says:

    I love ballet. This show sounds wonderful!

  76. LindaM says:

    Exciting prize. Would love to win.

  77. Rebecca k says:

    This would be great

  78. Heather says:

    This would be a wonderful date night…something we haven’t had in forever!!

  79. Ricky says:

    Nice prize!

  80. Kathleen says:

    this would be amazing!

  81. Jennifer says:

    Giselle is my faborite ballet. I would love to see this!!!

  82. What an experience, I’ve never seen a ballet or stayed at the Westin, sounds amazing!

  83. Rebecca says:

    Retweeted @didyoumeditate this sounds amazing

  84. Mike Gismondi says:

    This would be so great!

  85. Angela Griffin says:

    I would love this. Thanks for the chance to win!

  86. Rose says:

    Love this package! Would be perfect for my family.

  87. Alexandra says:

    Interested. Thx.

  88. Aria says:

    I’ve always wanted to watch Giselle.

  89. Kara Huston says:

    This would be an amazing night out. thanks for the chance!

  90. Susan Enslen says:

    Sounds fun!

  91. Lyn says:

    symmetry in motion – Beautiful venue for an amazing dance


  92. adam says:

    I’d like to see the ballet & enjoy the night at Bayshore Hotel.

  93. Jesse says:

    Would love to have a great date night!

  94. Jade says:

    I have followed Josh Beamish’s work since he started Move, the Company as a teenager and would love to see his latest work. an update of Giselle.

  95. Catherine Hercus says:

    Would love to go and take my daughter

  96. Michelle says:

    Sounds like a lovely date night!

  97. Lucia Rincon says:

    I am so inspired by all the comments. It would be such a beautiful opportunity for my daughter and I to have a magical night.

  98. Tammy says:

    How magical!

  99. Becky says:

    That would be great

  100. Jeanne says:

    Sounds like a wonderful evening

  101. Alan says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  102. Neena says:

    That sounds like a whole lot of fun

  103. Steven says:

    very interesting would love to go

  104. Janet says:

    This would be a nice evening of entertainment!

  105. GAIL L WHITWORTH says:

    As a girl it was my dream to dance. After 10 years of dance, it was not in the cards. I love to attend the ballet in order to dream once again. thanks for the chance!

  106. Karen says:

    I can’t wait to see this production. I’ve seen the traditional Giselle before but this modern day version was advertised I’ve been dying to see it. Josh Beamish is such an amazing dancer and choreographer!!

  107. Karen says:

    Oh! Yes, please.

  108. Dave says:

    Ballet and the Bayshore, what a great combo.

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