ELVIS & THE MAN IN BLACK


ELVIS & THE MAN IN BLACK

Choreography by Laurence Lemieux & James Kudelka
May 2-5 & 9-12, 2018 at 8pm

Presented by C+C through Bright Nights

The Man In Black is a celebration of American working-class grit and the man whose voice embodied it so movingly.  Only such a master of his craft as James Kudelka could draw from the vernacular of American country-western dance styles to create a work so inventive, so alert to the music and their lyrics, and so deeply moving.

Looking For Elvis explores the life of a young Elvis through interviews and songs.  Looking For Elvis presents a picture of a man who was overtaken by his fame.  Laurence Lemieux’s Looking For Elvis pulls from interviews, songs and dance to explore the dual public/private life of a young Elvis Presley.

“Sophisticated and highly self-aware.” – Fjord Review

“Kudelka’s work is a masterpiece.” – The Globe and Mail

The Man in Black 
Choreography: James Kudelka 
Music: Six Covers, Sung by Johnny Cash 
Lighting Design: Trad Burns, Simon Rossiter 
Costume Design: Hoax Couture  

Looking For Elvis 
Choreography: Laurence Lemieux 
Music: Songs & Interviews by Elvis Presley 
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter 
Sound Design: John Gzowski 
Projection Design: Jeremy Mimnagh 
Costume Design: Hoax Couture 

Dancers:
Michael Caldwell
Zhenya Cerneacov
Luke Garwood
Tyler Gledhill
Daniel McArthur
Andrew McCormack
Connor Mitton
Erin Poole
Christianne Ullmark