Shay Kuebler has been an independent dance artist in Vancouver and Montreal for the past eight years. As a dancer he has performed at ArtSpring with Wen Wei and with 605 Collective. Karoshi is his first full-length choreography. The work places six men in the emotional and physical situations of a society where format and protocol overweigh personal fulfillment and exploration. Derived from his study of the extreme pressures brought on individuals in modern Japan, the dance, accompanied in part by a Taiko drummer, is physical, compelling and ultimately cathartic. Karoshi is touring the province as part of the Made in BC Dance on Tour project.
“… vocabulary that melds the flow of contemporary dance, the physicality of hip-hop, and the tension and release of martial arts …” – Georgia Straight