Know the Rules, Win the Game

Cloudsway Dance Theatre (Calgary)

 
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Oct 18 & 20, 7pm

DJD Dance Centre Studio Theatre


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Part of KICKSTART

CanAsian double bill with
THAT CH*NK IN Y/OUR ARMOUR.

KNOW THE RULES, WIN THE GAME
Cloudsway Dance Theatre (Calgary)

The fool is the only member of the court who can present certain truths to the king… but who is the fool? Know the Rules, Win the Game explores the intersection between art and politics using a highly entertaining combination of clown, theatre, and dance.

Commissioned by CanAsian Dance for its 2018 KickStart Festival September 27 – 29, 2018, Toronto.

A natural born storyteller
— Stephen Hunt

ABOUT CLOUDSWAY DANCE THEATRE

Mark Kunji Ikeda creates using serious play; investigating the rigour of enjoyment, and the enjoyment of rigour. Based in Calgary Alberta, Ikeda has been labelled an artistic chameleon whose inquiries have spanned multiple disciplines including spoken word, playwrighting, clown, and contact improvisation. Dance Theatre has become Ikeda's central study both in performance and in sharing physical and emotional wellbeing through movement workshops. After extensive training with Denise Clarke of One Yellow Rabbit and Gerry Trentham of lbs/sq, Ikeda has developed a unique methodology combining story, imagination, and choreography. As the Artistic Director of Cloudsway Dance Theatre, Ikeda's fearless political works have examined toxic masculinity, artistic political manipulation, and the Japanese Internment of WWII.
 

SHOW CREDITS

Choreographer: Mark Kunji Ikeda

Performers: Mark Kunji Ikeda, Richard Lee

Set / Projection designer: Jennie Vallis

Composer: Darren Young

Costume designer: Joanne Ikeda

Dramaturg: Karen Hines

Photo credit: Matt Hall