ELVIS & THE MAN IN BLACK


ELVIS & THE MAN IN BLACK


Choreography: Laurence Lemieux and James Kudelka


May 2-5 & 9-12, 2018


Looking for Elvis, choreographed by Laurence Lemieux, is a sophisticated exploration of the life of Elvis Presley through compelling interview and song. This brilliantly crafted audience favourite is also a profound examination of the place of artists in the public forum and their capacity to function in society. Hailed as ‘a masterpiece’ (Globe and Mail), James Kudelka’s The Man in Black is an unadorned celebration of American working-class grit and of the man whose gravelly voice embodied it so well, Johnny Cash. Kudelka takes six Cash songs and transforms them into outwardly simple yet choreographically sophisticated dances for an ensemble of three men and a woman, all in cowboy boots. The compounded effect is a deeply moving ode to the human spirit.