June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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#DanceForth presents


Cloudsway Dance Theatre / Kunji Ikeda

Dance Contemporary
  • #CanadaPerforms
  • NAC Dance

  Apr 1, 2021 - 9 PM  EDT   35 minutes with no intermission.

Co-presented with Springboard Performance (Calgary)

Politics meets Clown meets Dance in this new piece titled KNOW the RULES, WIN the GAME. Kunji Ikeda draws on the sordid history of the Taikomochi – the Japanese clown – to engage with physical and logical boundaries. The clown seeks to embody truth until arriving at a systemic problem that needs to be explored; the dancer seeks physical virtuosity within a set structure of choreographic choices. Together these forms feed one another in fearless play around our political and artistic landscapes.


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  • Performer Richard Lee
  • Original Composition Darren Young
  • Set / Production Design Jennie Vallis
  • Costumes Joanne Ikeda
  • Production Manager Devon Carter Wells
  • Camera Operator Kyle Yasvinski
  • Camera Operator Matt McKinney
  • Video Operator Dustin Milne
  • Video Assist Michael King
  • Live Production Video Service Digital Media Integrations
  • Photographer Mike Tan

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