FOUR OLD LEGS
FOUR OLD LEGS
Choreographed by: James Kudelka
Run time: 60 minutes
Four Old Legs features celebrated ballerina, Evelyn Hart and Zhenya Cerneacov in a duet celebrating time memory and experience, performed to a playlist from Chopin to Judy Garland to Talking Heads.
“Growing old is something better practiced by young people.”
Four Old Legs premiered to sold-out houses at The Citadel in Toronto in 2019, and was remounted to sold-out houses in Winnipeg later that year.
Evelyn Hart was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance.
Choregraphy: James Kudelka
Dancers: Evelyn Hart, Zhenya Cerneacov
Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter
Projection Designer: Jeremy Mimnagh
Costume Designers: Jim Searle + Chris Tyrell for HOAX Couture
Set Build: BC Design Build
• 2 on-stage performers
• 6 people on tour
• Designed for a black box studio environment, but has been adapted for proscenium setting
• Minimum playing space 30’x 30′
• 60-minute run time
Tyler Gledhill – Development/Touring
304 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3A4
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“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
“What the body may relinquish in athleticism is replaced by the kind of expressive instinct and intelligence that only long experience can bestow.” – The Toronto Star
“Rich and poignant terrain…I found myself profoundly moved by the troubled drama that Hart and Cerneacov had built together.” – The Globe and Mail.
“A profoundly moving duet.” – The Globe and Mail
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Led by Artistic Director Laurence Lemieux, Citadel + Compagnie is a Canadian professional dance organization that creates, produces and presents works on local, national, and international scales from its home base in a former Salvation Army Citadel in Toronto.
Lemieux continues to refine her choreographic vision, having created over twenty-five works from explosive, intimate pieces like Love me out of it, to large scale works like Vimy 1917, that toured to France for the 100th anniversary of the battle. From 2008-2020, James Kudelka, one of Canada’s finest choreographers, was the company’s resident choreographer, allowing him to revisit some of his finest work while making way for challenging new contemporary creations.
Through remount initiatives, the company is dedicated to the preservation of important Canadian dance work, making available iconic repertoire to a new generation of dancers.
The company has toured extensively, including sold-out performances in Russia, Fall for Dance (NYC), Scotland’s famous Edinburgh Festival, and Vimy, France, along with extensive U.S. tours to L.A., Louisiana, Portland, and the acclaimed Jacob’s Pillow Festival in Massachusetts, and The Battery Dance Festival in NYC.