Danse Danse presents

Shay Kuebler Radical System Art

MOI – Momentum of Isolation

In a lively, moving and highly topical piece, Shay Kuebler and his seven dancers tackle the growing phenomenon of loneliness—and remind us how much we need each other.

A brilliant jack-of-all-trades who is proficient in multiple disciplines (dance, theatre, martial arts, urban dance, new technologies), Shay Kuebler has been making waves on the Vancouver scene for the past 15 years with his physical and inventive dance supported by rigorous technique. It was in 2018, when he learned that the UK had created a Ministry of Loneliness—to combat a social trend as unhealthy as alcohol and cigarettes—, that Kuebler became interested in the subject, which is even more relevant today. Exacerbated by the pandemic, this surge of isolation and loneliness is growing. MOI – Momentum of Isolation explores this reality, which goes hand in hand with our digital addiction, juxtaposing solos and ensemble pieces, one man interacting with objects and the group, the younger generation and the next. Are we really so sure that “everything will be all right”?

Shay Kuebler was born in 1984 and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He began his artistic development at the age of 5 with dramatic arts and martial arts in Shito-Ryu Karate. His early artistic growth would lead to dance and a versatile background in Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Ballet. He continues to develop and further his artistic practice through travel and intensive study, which has included study in music, theatre, dance and martial arts in the USA, Brazil, Japan and China.

As a performer, he has worked in the fields of Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary Dance, Circus Arts, Film and Theatre. He has performed for numerous companies across Canada, USA and The UK, including Kidd Pivot, Holy Body Tattoo, Pachimama Theatre, Line 1 and Company 605.

He has choreographed and directed works for The American Dance Festival, CitieBallet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Moment Factory and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

In Vancouver, he was co-founder of The 605 Collective, and as the founder and Artistic Director of Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, he has produced and directed four full-evening dance works that have toured nationally and internationally: Karoshi, Glory, Telemetry, Feasting on Famine and Epilogos.

In 2010, he received the Holy Body Tattoo emerging artist award and in 2014 received The Mayor’s Arts Award for emerging dance artist from the City of Vancouver.

Studio-Théâtre de l’Édifice Wilder

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 8:00pm SOLD OUT
Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 8:00pm
Friday, November 11, 2022 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8:00pm

Post-performance talk with the artists
Wednesday November 9, 2022
Friday November 11, 2022

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com

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