Premiere New York Premiere
Country of Origin Canada
Description Vancouver and New York-based choreographer Joshua Beamish’s Saudade—a Portuguese word that represents a concept of a vague, constant desire for a reality that does not, and probably cannot, exist—investigates loss and longing for something unattainable. In their BAM debut, MOVETHECOMPANY physically manifests the pain of desire and memory and its power to distort our reality, blurring lines between past and present. Merging balletic poise with street-style body isolation, six male dancers conjure these hollow intimacies in a series of ghostly solos, pas de deux, and group passages, accompanied by Hildur Guðnadóttir’s darkly intense cello score. Saudade is presented in its New York Premiere.