Epilogos is based around the art of persuasion and the expression of a moral code. The workshop will explore converting gestures and a pedestrian language into something more performative and more expressive. Furthermore, we will explore the choreographic theme of translating and distilling moral values into independent and unique performance languages.
Shay began his artistic development at the age of five with dramatic arts and martial arts. This early foundation in the arts would lead to his training in numerous forms of dance and movement theory. Shay’s abilities as a creator and performer have grown from his versatility and exposure to numerous art forms. He has continued to invest in his artistic practice through international studies in music, theatre, dance and martial arts, including focused time in The USA, Brazil, Japan and China.
As a performer, he has worked in the fields of Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary Dance, Circus Arts, Film and Theatre. He has performed for numerous companies across Canada, USA and The UK, including Kidd Pivot, Holy Body Tattoo, Pachimama Theatre, Line 1 and Company 605.
He has choreographed and directed works for Ballet Edmonton, The American Dance Festival, CitieBallet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Moment Factory and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. In Vancouver, he was co-founder of The 605 Collective, and as the founder and Artistic Director of Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, he has produced and directed five full-evening dance theatre works that have toured nationally and internationally: Karoshi, Glory, Telemetry, Feasting on Famine and Epilogos. As an educator, he has worked with Simon Fraser University, L’Ecole Du Danse Quebec, The London Contemporary Dance School, The American Dance Festival and Modus Operandi.
In 2010, he received the Holy Body Tattoo emerging artist award and in 2014 he received The Mayor’s Arts Award for emerging dance artist from the City of Vancouver.