Radical System Art: Epilogos | House Program

About the Program

Epilogos: The point in a speech where the reader attempts to build an emotional response from the audience

“Rhetoric then may be defined as the faculty of discovering the possible means of persuasion in reference to any subject whatever.” ― Aristotle, Rhetoric

Epilogos Performers
Aiden Cass
Isak Enquist
Shay Kuebler
Tia Kushniruk
Katie Lowen
Odile Amelie Peters
Calder White

RSA co. artists and apprentices: Keiran Bohay, Ellie Bishop, Sarah Hutton and Kennedy Knopf

Choreography: Shay Kuebler and performers

Artistic Direction: Shay Kuebler

Please note:

Strobing and moving lights will be used during the performance.
Please turn off all cellphones, photo/video cameras.

Message from Artistic Director

Epilogos was an initial exploration into moral codes, value systems and the appropriation of these systems. This would lead into the research of “the art of rhetoric”, systems of power and the use of the media to affect our perception of reality.

 

Morality and values are deeply connected to a unique aspect of human beings and that is the creation and belief in our inter-subjective reality. Over our history, humans have believed in the unseen and things beyond and above us. We have seen these entities as impactful forces on our existence. Our beliefs in something greater then ourselves and something beyond our physical self has two potentialities: it enables us to create a more universal understanding and global connection to each other, and it creates greater division through our need to prove which expression, system or code is right. Systems of power have harnessed our inter-subjective realities to further support aspects of control and create greater division.

 

In close, Epilogos became the exploration into how our inter-subjective realities – what is believed but not seen – and how they are manipulated by the media and systems of power. And, that are values can determine our actions and define our purpose.

- Shay Kuebler

About the Company

Radical System Art was formed in February of 2014, in Vancouver, BC. RSA aims to expand the art of physical performance through the lens of Artistic Director Shay Kuebler and a versatile amorphous language of dance, martial arts, theatre, music and other forms – harnessing both film and stage as mediums to promote, disseminate and enhance performance art. Blending multiple genres of art, the company pushes the boundaries of physical performance and is constantly researching and redeveloping its artistic form to reach new audiences. The goal of the company is to balance visceral, risk-taking physicality with precision, detail and structure. Furthermore, RSA focuses these numerous art forms around new technologies and a theatrical sensibility, creating more affecting and unique projects. The diversity and accessibility of the company’s creative projects is key in expanding support for the art of physical performance, while also pushing to discover the furthest edges of innovation in choreography and performance.

 

Biographies

Credits

Radical System Art

Artistic Director/ComposerShay Kuebler
Light designRobert Sondergaard
Sound design and show controlKate De Lorme
Costume designChristopher David Gauthier
Video design, Technical design and show controlEric Chad
Video designAmelia Scott
Technical DirectionMark Eugster
Company Manager and RepresentativeBrent Belsher
Damaturge and Rhearsal DirectorAbbey Dutton

Choreography

Shay Kuebler and performers

Performers

Aiden Cass
Isak Enquist
Tia Kushniruk
Katie Lowen
Odile-Amélie Peters
Calder White

Production

Managing DirectorKevin Tanner
Production ManagerGina Bennett
Technical ManagerPeter Eaton
Technical Director of PresentingCraig Alfredson
Presenting Events* | With the assistance of the Susan Silversky Memorial Endowment Marjolaine Vallet
Stage Management & Production AssistantTambry Bernath
Music Stage Management and Production Assistant* | With the assistance of the Laszlo L. Funtek EndowmentRose Jenkins
Production Administrative AssistantNurdjana de Rijcke
Production TechnicianRaffi Tchalikian
Production TechnicianKatie German

Lighting

Head of LightingMatt Flawn
Assistant Head of LightingDarrell Shaw
Lighting TechnicianSkyler Diotte
Lighting TechnicianThomas Giroux
Lighting TechnicianJames Thurmeier
Lighting TechnicianStuart Williamson
Lighting Technician* | With the assistance of the Canadian Pacific Hotels EndowmentAlexandra Carruthers
Lighting Technician* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsShireen Norouzi
Lighting Technician* | With the assistance of the Jeannie McWhinnie Endowment FundEvan Williams

Piano

Head Piano TechnicianAlbert Picknell
Assistant Piano TechnicianRobert Haist

Projection

Head of Projection TechnologyCorwin Ferguson
Projection Technologist* | With the assistance of the Asper EndowmentRamona Caprariu
Projection Technologist* | With the assistance of the Ontario Arists FundJenny Erb

Properties

Head of PropertiesCarolyn Choo
Properties BuilderSteve Benson
Properties Builder* | With the assistance of the Sonja and Michael Koerner EndowmentYu Kyoung Kim
Properties Builder* | With the assistance of the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed EndowmentNicole Logan
Properties Builder* | With the assistance of the Sir Mark Turner Memorial Scholarships EndowmentCharlie-Stuart Grumbar

Scenic Art

Head Scenic ArtistAndrea Steinwand
Scenic Artist* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsShauna Jones
Scenic Artist* | With the assistance of the Sonja and Michael Koerner EndowmentTessa Pyrik

Sound

Head of SoundLyle Fish
Assistant Head of SoundCharles Culver
Sound TechnicianSamantha Hindle
Sound TechnicianAlex Nieva
Sound TechnicianAndrew Philpott
Sound TechnicianCorey Wiles
Sound Technician* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsBranden Boyd
Sound Technician* | With the assistance of the Ian S. Lee Memorial EndowmentJason Leal
Sound Technician* | With the assistance of the IBM Theatre Crafts EndowmentJohnathan Limbrick

Stage Carpentry

Head Stage CarpenterBruce McComb
Assistant Head Stage CarpenterBrett Rayner
Stage CarpenterDave Miller
Stage CarpenterTom Heemskerk
Stage CarpenterEmily Milne
Stage Technician* | With the assistance of the Barbara Gyurka Award for Technical AchievementDana Marlese Achtem
Stage Technician* | With the assistance of the Canadian Pacific Hotel EndowmentRebecca Reid

Wardrobe

Head of WardobePatsy Thomas
Assistant to the Head of WardrobeBarb Markert
Wardrobe CutterJudith Darough
Wardrobe First HandTira O'Daly
Wardrobe Maintenance TechnicianElana Vandakurova
Wardrobe StitcherLeah MacRae
Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the Brent McLean and Sheila Wappel-McLean Artist AwardJohnathan Beaudoin
Wardrobe Management* | With the assistance of the NOVA Corporation EndowmentAbbie Brokenshire
Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the Sonja and michael Koerner EndowmnentShawnte Burrell
Wardrobe Maintenance Technician* | With the assistance of the Donald and Stella Cameron Memorial EndowmentOlivia Derksen
Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the Marshall M. Williams EndowmentLindsey Kapitzke
Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the Harold Crabtree Foundation EndowmnentJasmine Murray-Bergquist
Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the CUPE Local 4318 Scholarship FundHailey Urbanoski
Fanshawe Wardrobe Technician* | With the asistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsSabrina Stace

Wardrobe: Boots & Shoes

Head of Wigs & Make-upKathryn Neuman
Boots & Shoes Technician* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsRebecca Antonakis
Boots & Shoes Technician* | With the assistance of the Gertrude and Ernest E. Poole EndowmentColin Wintz

Wigs & Makeup

Head of Wigs & Make-upLaura Lee Osborne
Wigs & Makeup Technician* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsMichaela Burke
Wigs & Make-up Technician* | With the assistance of the Gertrude and Ernest E. Poole EndowmentGuillaume Carpentier
* denotes Practicum Participant Please note financial assistance to participants and practicums is made possible through Banff Centre Scholarships and through the various scholarship funds named above.