A compelling and remarkably inventive stage performer, Shay Kuebler creates hybrid works that combine dance, martial arts and theatricality. In Telemetry he has imagined the body as an antenna and satellite for sound, energy and memory, a body that translates and transmits that information into visceral physicality and precise movement. His raw, acrobatic language animates an energetic dance pollinated by jazz, swing, tap dance and house music. Technique is driven by instinct; order and chaos are in harmony. In a dynamic dialogue with the lighting, the choreographer and his 6 dancers, transforming the stage into a playground where dance is reinvented. Terrifically intense.
“Kuebler uses his powerful physicality to pass as a body builder and shines with exuberant stage personality.” − Dance Current, Toronto
Shay was born in 1984 and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He began his artistic development at the age of 5 with dramatic arts at Stage Polaris Theatre Academy, and with 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 i...Read more about Shay Kuebler
Shay Kuebler Radical System Art was formed in Vancouver, Canada, in February 2014 to support and develop the work of Artistic Director Shay Kuebler. The company is building upon the creations, productions and relationships that have been created through Shay Kuebler’s years as an independent artist and collaborator in Canada. The company aims to expand the art of physical performance and a versatile amorphous language of ...Read more about Shay Kuebler Radical System Art
Performers Maxine Chadburn, Hayden Fong, Shay Kuebler, Tyler Layton Olson, Nicholas Lydiate, Lexi Vajda, Danny Nielsen.
Apprentices and Interns Kaitey DeSante, Katie Lowen, Katherine Vincent, Kayla Devos.
Artistic Direction, Choreography, Sound Design Shay Kuebler.
Technical Director Craig Alfredson.
Light Design Craig Alfredson, Shay Kuebler.
Video Design Eric Chad.
Video Operation and Assistant Video Design Joel Adria.
Company Management Brent Belsher – belsherartsmanagement.com.
Board of directors
President Heidi Hudson Vice-President Robert McDowell Administrators Martha Carter, Denis Walz, Tara Fong.
Music samples and sources BadBadNotGood, Floating Points
Co‐producers and collaborators The International Chutzpah! Festival; The Dance Centre and Dance Foundation; Artspring Theatre; Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre; The American Dance Festival.
Residency Danse Danse / Place des Arts.