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Performance | Global Dance Connections series

Radical System Art

Figure Eights

Radical System Art’s Shay Kuebler and tap artist Danny Nielsen have been burning up stages together for six years, in an ongoing collaboration which has taken them around the world. Their new creation, Figure Eights, is inspired by the golden age of tap and jazz, and especially the iconic 1959 ‘duelling drums’ piece of the title, by celebrated drummers Max Roach and Buddy Rich. Paying tribute to the artistic giants of the past and the magic of the classic duet format, Kuebler and Nielsen use their distinctive rhythm-charged style to mash together percussive and non-percussive forms – and through thrilling physicality, speed and musicality, find a uniquely contemporary voice.

  • Thursday May 26 - Saturday May 28, 2022 | 8pm

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • Tickets will go on sale in late 2021

  • TBA

Presented through the Artist-in-Residence program

Photos courtesy of the artists

About the series:

The Global Dance Connections 2021-2022 series features exciting programs from MAYDAY, Daina Ashbee, Dumb Instrument Dance, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen and Radical System Art.


All performances and events will be presented with COVID-19 protocols in line with public health advisories, to keep audiences, artists, staff and volunteers as safe as possible. Tickets will go on sale closer to the time of each performance.

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