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2020 Vancouver International Dance Festival: Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art
Mar 6-7, 2020
Recurring daily
Friday, March 6th & Saturday, March 7th 2020
Vancouver Playhouse
Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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Epilogos is built around the art of rhetoric and the commodification of morality. The appropriation of moral codes and value systems has been used to exert control by dictators, politicians and royalty. In Epilogos, the performance on stage becomes a device of persuasion, persuading the audience to see the power of each value in the moral code and the strength of the characters within these values. For Epilogos, we base each performance from the moral code of Bushido, the way of the samurai: duty, integrity, compassion, courage, honour, truth and morality. Epilogos builds its performance language off a blending of theatre, dance, martial arts and the interaction of these elements to video and live sound. In Epilogos, all the performance elements are generated from a single character “the orator”. This character acts as a catalyst for the entire performance, wherein the performance itself is a piece of promotion, propaganda or something to believe in. Utilizing bio-mechanical sensors, the simplest gesture has the ability to affect the entire performance environment and its performers.

Friday, March 6th & Saturday, March 7th 2020 

Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver BC