Riverfront InterArts Presents James Kudelka’s (Citadel + Compagnie) Four Old Legs
October 11, 2019 | 7pm
With Talk-Back after the performance
The Capitol Theatre
(121 University Ave W, Windsor, ON)
Tickets are available online and in person via The Capitol Theatre Windsor
Riverfront InterArts proudly presents the Canadian-US border premiere of Canadian dance luminary James Kudelka’s (Citadel + Compagnie) Four Old Legs
Citadel + Compagnie’s resident choreographer and Order of Canada appointee Kudelka has created this poignant performance piece celebrating time, memory, and experience. Ballet icon Evelyn Hart and acclaimed dance artist Zhenya Cerneacov eloquently explore the premise that growing older is something better practiced by young people.
Four Old Legs is a series of vignettes that explore long-term love, after the heady thrill of infatuation has faded. A series of solos and duets are danced in a sparsely furnished space, each one providing a glimpse into the shared life of a couple, weaving the emotional threads into the rich and varied tapestry of a longstanding relationship. Set to 16 songs by artists as varied as Chopin, the Talking Heads, Judy Garland, and Serge Gainsbourg, the music indicates the passage of time and helps to illuminate the gifts and challenges of the aging process. With lighting design by Simon Rossiter, projection design by Jeremy Mimnagh and costumes by Hoax Couture, Four Old Legs represents a collaboration of experienced artists at the top of their game.
“Growing old is something better practiced by young people.”
James Kudelka’s Four Old Legs is a duet to fall in love with…Kudelka has the eye and maturity to sketch the long-term relationship experience in subtle, yet very legible shades. – NOW Magazine
The lure of ballerina Evelyn Hart is irresistible. – Paula Citron
A profoundly moving duet. – The Globe and Mail
Header photo of Vox by David Hou