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

 Firehall Arts Centre Launches 2017/2018 Season with the 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.”


(Radical System Art)

September 27-30 | Firehall Arts Centre | 280 E. Cordova

Opening Night: September 27 at 8pm

Performance Times: Wednesday to Saturday, 8pm

Tickets: From $25 at | 604.689.0926

Post Show Talkback: September 28

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

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