ELVIS AND THE MAN IN BLACK

The Man in Black:
Choreography: James Kudelka
Music: Six covers, sung by Johnny Cash
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter after Trad Burns
Costume Design: Hoax Couture
Creation: 2010

Looking for Elvis
Choreography: Laurence Lemieux
Music: Songs & Interviews by Elvis Presley
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter
Sounds Design: John Gzowski
Projection Design: Jeremy Mimnagh
Costume Design: Hoax Couture
Creation: 2014

Total run time: 1.5 hours + 15 minute intermission

The Man in Black is a celebration of American working-class grit and of the man whose voice embodied it so movingly, Johnny Cash. Looking for Elvis explores the life of a young Elvis Presley through interviews and songs, while trying to reconcile the place of artists in the public forum and their capacity to function in society.

“Only such a master of his craft as 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.”

–Toronto Star

“Lemieux’s judicious mix of simplicity and complexity in Looking for Elvis presents a picture of a man who was overtaken by his fame.”

–Globe and Mail

“Sophisticated and highly self-aware… ”

–Fjord Review

“Kudelka’s work is a masterpiece.”

–Globe and Mail