Shay Kuebler & Radical System Art
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 | 7:30 PM
THE PORT THEATRE
Telemetry, created by one of Vancouver’s rising, emerging choreographers, Shay Kuebler, Artistic Director of Radial Art Systems Dance Company, draws on the word itself and was sparked by the use of portable radio transmitter-receivers to track wolves in the wild. Shay instinctively related the concept to his body and the idea that bodies are always receiving and sending out information; translating, digesting, endlessly making meaning and creating order out of chaos. The evening is a terrifically intense dance experience that mixes interactive sound and lighting with a physical language of swing, bebop jazz, and contemporary dance while showcasing Canadian tap virtuoso, Danny Nielsen.
Danny Nielsen, a master tap dancer, takes hoofing to new dimensions as he signals waves of sound movement that continually raise the stakes for dancers who receive the signals, match his virtuosity with their own athleticism, and transmit signals back. “The troupe heaves, rolls, dives, and toprocks, its explosive movement often staggered and fractured like spreading sound waves. Sometimes one of Nielsen's smashing feet can send bodies recoiling like they've received a 400-volt jolt, or it can bring the entire, sweat-soaked corps to a halt.” exclaims Janet Smith, Style and Arts Editor at the Georgia Strait. The translating, digesting and returning of signals creates a metaphor for life.