Firehall Arts Centre Launches 2017/2018 Season with World Premiere of Shay Kuebler's FEASTING ON FAMINE

Firehall Arts Centre Launches 2017/2018 Season with World Premiere of Shay Kuebler's FEASTING ON FAMINE

The Firehall Arts Centre is thrilled to kick off its 35th anniversary season with the world premiere of Shay Kuebler's Feasting on Famine from Wednesday, September 27 to Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Produced by Radical System Art, Feasting on Famine is one man's journey through the extremes of bodybuilding and health fitness, exploring the symmetry between the human body, the corporation and the excess of capitalism. The human body becomes a billboard for supplements and big pharma, simmering in the need for an outward esthetic that controls all decisions in a world where one man consumes the daily caloric intake of a family of five.

Through the lens of the health and fitness culture, Feasting on Famine examines obsession and addiction, and an industry that feeds off weakness and insecurity while monopolizing on one's ability to flip passion into compulsion.

The Firehall Arts Centre's Artistic Producer Donna Spencer says, "As we look back to the past and move forward to the future with our 35th anniversary season, we are delighted to bring Shay Kuebler's choreography and performance in Feasting on Famine to the stage. Shay's connection with the Firehall began as a performer and continued with his first choreographic work shown here as part of Dancing on the Edge in 2007, so it's great to be presenting this provocative work in which he encourages us with humour and physical virtuosity to consider obsession and insecurity."

Feasting on Famine is created by Shay Kuebler

Artistic Direction, Sound Design, & Performance by: Shay Kuebler

Lighting Design: James Proudfoot

Assistant Lighting Design by: Jaylene Pratt

Video/Projection & Interactive Technology Design by: Eric Chad

Dramaturgy by: Alex Ferguson & JoNathan Young

Rehearsal Direction by: Justine Chambers

Video Media Artistry by: Josh Hite

For more information on Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art, please visit www.shaykuebler.com

For more information on the Firehall Arts Centre, please visit the following platforms:

Website: www.firehallartscentre.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/firehallartscentre

Twitter: www.twitter.com/FirehallArtsCte

About the Firehall Arts Centre:

Located in a heritage fire station built in 1906, the Firehall Arts Centre produces a season of eclectic theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performances, and acts as a host to visual arts exhibitions in its intimate gallery/lounge. Each year, FAC hosts over two hundred performances bringing audiences into the heart of the city to enjoy artistic works, view art works in the gallery, and sip a beverage in the enclosed courtyard.


The building that is now home to the Firehall Arts Centre served as a fire hall - the first motorized fire hall in North America - until 1975. Minor renovations to turn the building into a theatre were undertaken at that time but it was not until February 25, 1982, that the building opened as the Firehall Theatre. Later the decision was taken to change the name to the Firehall Arts Centre to better reflect all of the different arts activities that are housed in the bustling centre that we are today. www.firehallartscentre.ca.


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