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”?
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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...Read more about Shay Kuebler
Shay Kuebler Radical System Art a été formé en février 2014 à Vancouver pour soutenir et développer le travail du directeur artistique Shay Kuebler. La compagnie se développe avec les créations, productions et les relations que Shay Kuebler a établi aux fils des années en tant qu’artiste indépendant et collaborateur au Canada. Shay Kuebler Radical System Art vise à développer l'art de la performance physique ...Read more about Shay Kuebler Radical System Art
Choreography Shay Kuebler et les interprètes
Performers Keiran Bohay, Aiden Cass, Jade Chong, Sarah Hutton, Shay Kuebler, Tia Kushniruk, Nicole Pavia, Calder White.
1995 by Olafur Arnalds.
21st Century Romance by Sun Ra.
Always and Forever by Heatwave.
Atmos X by A Winged Victory for the Sullen (In English)
Besame Mucho by Andrea Bocelli
Dataplex by Ryoji Ikeda
Gbagada Gbogodo by Fela Kuti
Comment suis-je censé vivre cette vie sans toi by Michael Bolton.
Just the two of us by Bill Withers
Out of My Mind, Just in Time by Erykah Badu
Ow by Stephan Moccio
Pew Pew Pew by Auntie Hammy
Bande originale de Ran by Toru Takemitsu
Static by Godspeed ! You Black Emperor
Artistic Director Shay Kuebler.
Sound Composition Shay Kuebler & Paul Paroczai.
Sound Design Paul Paroczai.
Video Design Dan O’shea.
Light Design Rob Sondergaard & Electric Aura Design.
Stage management Angela Nguyen.
Prop & Set Design Chris White.
Dramaturge & Rehearsal Director Abbey Dutton.
Production Coordination Assistance Ace Martens & Arts Club Scene Shop.
Technical Direction Debbie Courchene.
Video Design Eric Chad & Dan O’shea.
Sound Design Kate De Lorme, Shay Kuebler & Paul Paroczai.
Performance & Choreography Katie Lowen, Odile-Amélie Peters & Kennedy Knopf.
Co-producers and Acknowledgements
MOI was supported through The Creation Fund of The Candance Network. We are grateful to The Brian Webb Dance Company (Edmonton, AB), The National Arts Centre of Canada (Ottawa, ONT), Live Art Dance Productions (Halifax, NS), Danse Danse (Montréal, QC) and The Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse, YK) for their support of the project and the artists. Their support directly enabled a greater life for this work.
RSA would also like to thank Danse Danse, La Rotonde (Québec City), Brian Webb Dance Co. and The Push Peforming Arts Festival (Vancouver, BC) for their co-production support of this project through 2020/21. We are grateful for your confidence and support through such a challenging time for the performing arts.
We would especially like to recognize the immense co-production and presentation support given to MOI by The International Chutzpah! Festival and Artistic Director Jessica Gutteridge. The world premiere of MOI was supported by an artist-in-residency program, and the life of this work will always be connected to the festival and their support.