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

Comments 110 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 SandryThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 2:36pm PST

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

  2. RayThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 3:05pm PST

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

  3. Jill KThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 3:38pm PST

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

  4. Jason BThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 3:55pm PST

    Great Staycation.

  5. janThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 4:09pm PST

    Oh this sounds like a wonderful evening out and away

  6. emerThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 4:10pm PST

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

  7. StephanieThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 5:19pm PST

    This looks like a wonderful performance!!

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    Great date night prize!

  9. AmThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 7:47pm PST

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

  10. JeanThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:03pm PST

    A great date!

  11. SarahThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:07pm PST

    Oooooh a date night … that would be so lovely!

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    Would love a night out before baby arrives!

  13. AmyThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:08pm PST

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  17. Michelle WThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:19pm PST

    Sounds wonderful!

  18. Melissa HoffmannThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:20pm PST

    This would be an amazing evening!

  19. NeenaThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:31pm PST

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

  20. Jessica Roberts-FarinaThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:41pm PST

    Perfect way to start September

  21. CandaceThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:43pm PST

    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 KThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:44pm PST

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  23. MichaelThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 8:46pm PST

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  26. Candy CoThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 9:08pm PST

    Perfect date night. Thanks.

  27. KellyThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 9:10pm PST

    Would love to see Giselle. Thx for the opportunity!

  28. SimoneThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 9:15pm PST

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  29. Adrian OnThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 9:32pm PST

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

  30. Amber KeitaThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 9:34pm PST

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

  31. Christine ThompsonThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 9:43pm PST

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

  32. JenThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 10:24pm PST

    Sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance

  33. Albert NgoThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 11:20pm PST

    Sounds great!

  34. Sandra RankineThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 11:26pm PST

    would be a great, end of summer, staycation

  35. CindyThursday, August 15th, 2019 — 11:42pm PST

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  37. RitaFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 12:00am PST

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  38. SusanFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 12:17am PST

    Fantastic date night!

  39. TammyFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 12:33am PST

    So fantastic!

  40. AlanFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 3:18am PST


  41. HaroldFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 6:30am PST

    Sounds wonderful.

  42. RosemarieFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 6:58am PST

    Would love to go. Awesome

  43. ShingFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 7:05am PST

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

  44. LiesaFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 7:11am PST

    Great way to start September

  45. MariaFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 7:32am PST

    This would be a fab date night!

  46. Tracy kFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 7:40am PST

    Would love to see the ballet!

  47. KarenFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 8:02am PST

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    What a great Date Night idea.

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  50. leanaFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 10:09am PST

    What an amazing evening this would be!

  51. janeFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 12:24pm PST

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

  52. WesFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 12:38pm PST

    This would be a great date night!

  53. LauraFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 12:47pm PST

    This would be a great addition to my cultural education!

  54. StaceyFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 2:24pm PST

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  55. KristyFriday, August 16th, 2019 — 5:30pm PST

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  61. KateSaturday, August 17th, 2019 — 5:59pm PST

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  62. Bonnie RSaturday, August 17th, 2019 — 6:56pm PST


  63. daneSunday, August 18th, 2019 — 9:37am PST


  64. Bonnie YSunday, August 18th, 2019 — 9:49am PST

    Sounds like an interesting performance.

  65. StotesSunday, August 18th, 2019 — 10:09am PST

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  67. Sunshine HSunday, August 18th, 2019 — 7:14pm PST

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  68. Gareth LockhartSunday, August 18th, 2019 — 9:23pm PST

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  69. JeanneSunday, August 18th, 2019 — 9:58pm PST

    Sounds like a PERFECT date night…thanks

  70. TracySunday, August 18th, 2019 — 10:31pm PST

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    Perfect way to start September

  73. rinoMonday, August 19th, 2019 — 8:30am PST

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  74. christinaMonday, August 19th, 2019 — 10:06am PST

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  75. GianMonday, August 19th, 2019 — 12:43pm PST

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  76. Shelley ButcherMonday, August 19th, 2019 — 1:28pm PST

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  78. Rebecca kMonday, August 19th, 2019 — 4:32pm PST

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  79. HeatherMonday, August 19th, 2019 — 9:03pm PST

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  81. KathleenTuesday, August 20th, 2019 — 12:27pm PST

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  82. JenniferTuesday, August 20th, 2019 — 2:14pm PST

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

  83. Christina KosiancicTuesday, August 20th, 2019 — 4:03pm PST

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

  84. RebeccaTuesday, August 20th, 2019 — 11:03pm PST

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  85. Mike GismondiWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 7:45am PST

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  86. Angela GriffinWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 7:45am PST

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  87. RoseWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 10:10am PST

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  88. AlexandraWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 10:10am PST

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  89. AriaWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 10:11am PST

    I’ve always wanted to watch Giselle.

  90. Kara HustonWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 12:42pm PST

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

  91. Susan EnslenWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 12:58pm PST

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  92. LynWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 3:10pm PST

    symmetry in motion – Beautiful venue for an amazing dance


  93. adamWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 3:12pm PST

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

  94. JesseWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 9:29pm PST

    Would love to have a great date night!

  95. JadeWednesday, August 21st, 2019 — 11:03pm PST

    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.

  96. Catherine HercusThursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 3:03am PST

    Would love to go and take my daughter

  97. MichelleThursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 9:19am PST

    Sounds like a lovely date night!

  98. Lucia RinconThursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 8:08pm PST

    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.

  99. TammyThursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 8:50pm PST

    How magical!

  100. BeckyThursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 9:18pm PST

    That would be great

  101. JeanneThursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 11:21pm PST

    Sounds like a wonderful evening

  102. AlanThursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 11:25pm PST

    Sounds wonderful!

  103. AlanThursday, August 22nd, 2019 — 11:25pm PST


  104. NeenaFriday, August 23rd, 2019 — 5:13am PST

    That sounds like a whole lot of fun

  105. StevenFriday, August 23rd, 2019 — 5:15am PST

    very interesting would love to go

  106. JanetFriday, August 23rd, 2019 — 6:43am PST

    This would be a nice evening of entertainment!

  107. GAIL L WHITWORTHFriday, August 23rd, 2019 — 10:47am PST

    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!

  108. KarenFriday, August 23rd, 2019 — 11:17am PST

    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!!

  109. KarenFriday, August 23rd, 2019 — 5:00pm PST

    Oh! Yes, please.

  110. DaveFriday, August 30th, 2019 — 9:18am PST

    Ballet and the Bayshore, what a great combo.

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