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Hong Kong Dance Exchange Invitation


Photo by Tim Summers




楽曲:Lightning Bolt / Polmo Polpo

Choreographer・Performer:Josh Martin

Music:Lightning Bolt / Polmo Polpo



Performed by Company 605 Co-Artistic Director Josh Martin, this solitary dance began as an investigation surrounding an idea that the body holds a separate memory bank: Muscle tissue, bones, tendons and organs all storing their own accounts of past events, actions and trauma, with this collected information not readily shared or easily accessed by the mind. The process has been an exploration of how to consistently find, enter, and move through different states and sensations. In a constant effort to disconnect movement from thought, the dance is an attempt to externalize the inner moments of body recall, and an expansion of what gets churned up in the retrieval. 



ジョシュ・マーティン Josh Martin




Originally from Alberta, Canada, Josh Martin is dance maker/performer who now lives and works in Vancouver, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples. Inspired by the merging of urban and contemporary forms, he received his diverse training across North America and Europe, studying in many genres. In his ongoing career as an interpreter and collaborator, he has worked with many dance companies and independent choreographers such as.

In his own choreographic practice, Josh’s independent work has been presented all across Canada as well as in the USA, Costa Rica, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Hungary, and throughout Germany. His previous solo work, Leftovers, has received over 50 performances around the world, and numerous awards (including 1st Prize for Choreography at the International SoloTanz Festival in Stuttgart). Josh regularly teaches masterclasses and workshops across Canada and internationally throughout his touring engagements, and has created multiple commissioned works for other companies and artists, as well as post-secondary schools and universities.

 For over 12 years, Josh has been an Artistic Co-Director of Company 605, a Vancouver-based arts organization creating and producing new works through a collaborative process, regularly touring its expanding repertoire throughout Canada and Internationally. It’s collaborations with filmmakers and new media artists have been screened at over 55 Dance on Screen Festivals across the globe. Off the stage, he has served as Vice-Chair of The Dance Centre’s Board of Directors and is a Past Chair of Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists. Josh was an emerging recipient of the Vancouver 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards.



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