Oct 18 & 20, 7pm
DJD Dance Centre Studio Theatre
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.
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.
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