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Creative Extremist

Jacob 'Kujo' Lyons (Los Angeles) + Gregory 'Krypto' Selinger (Montreal)

May 12 – 14, 2016

“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.” – Martin Luther King

This quote from the emblematic American activist and leader is the starting point for Creative Extremist. How can these inciteful words be embodied on stage?

Gregory ‘Krypto’ Selinger challenges his mentor Jacob ‘Kujo’ Lyons in performing a work where text is central, and questions become a driving force. Collaboratively choreographed by the two B-boys, Creative Extremist is a gestural monologue performed by hearing impaired soloist Lyons, for whom ostracism has always been a predominant theme.

Often ostracized by his peers – dismissing his performances as a series of tricks – Jacob ‘Kujo’ Lyons’ creative contributions to b-boy culture are, nevertheless, indisputable. For Selinger, text is vital to the creative process.

More than a source of inspiration, words are capable of generating movement. Combining various movement styles with improvisation, this new creation coerces a body and mind clash in an effort to decode, to personalize, renew and honour King’s words. Asserting one’s artistic identity without compromise, that is the Creative Extremist manifesto!

Founder of Lux Aeterna and member of ILL-Abilities – a crew of breakdancers perceived as having physical limitations with the motto “No excuses, no limits” – Jacob ‘Kujo’ Lyons has influenced many breakers.

With his unique physical feats and eclectic style, Gregory ‘Krypto’ Selinger founded the Montreal company BODY SLAM. In 2015, he danced with The Dietrich Group in This Is a Costume Drama, recently awarded a Dora Mavor Moor Award for “Outstanding Performance – Ensemble”.

« Gregory « Krypto » Selinger donne à voir une performance drolatique et participative. Il livre une sorte de monologue existentiel, que viennent illustrer des figures au sol caractéristiques du b-boying. » LE DEVOIR

18 $ Série Création bourgeonne
17 $ – Groupe (10 +)


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