Ballet Edmonton season opener will present a stunning mixed program by Alberta-born choreographic wonder Shay Kuebler and, one of Canada’s most acclaimed choreographers, Serge Bennathan.
His percussive movement theory and intense physical style, juxtaposed with the music of Stravinsky, will make for a very exciting evening of contemporary ballet with Shay Kuebler’s newest work. Kuebler began his artistic development at the age of 5. His mother, MaryAnne, runs the Dancefusion Academy of Dance in Sherwood Park, a love of dance clearly runs in the family.
His skills as a choreographer, director, marshall artist and performer have reached film, tv and the stage, crossing genres from contemporary dance and theatre all the way to aqua and circus performances. Kuebler currently lives in Vancouver where he founded and directs his own dance company Radical Systems Art.
“Kuebler, a genius at fusing forms like hip-hop, martial arts, swing, and contemporary, has reached an extremely high level of play…” The Georgia Straight
The second half of this program features a world premiere by Serge Bennathan, founder and Artistic Director of Les Productions Figlio and former Director of Toronto Dancemakers. Stay tuned for more on Serge as the month develops.