A Soldier’s Tale is a new full-length dance theatre work in two acts, scheduled to premiere at the Fleck Dance Theatre in February 2014. Choreographed and directed by Michael Greyeyes and written by Tara Beagan, current Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. The thematic focus is the aftermath of war, as it reverberates and echoes in the lives of those it touches.
Signal Theatre has brought together an exceptional production team, which includes Yvette Nolan as dramaturge, John Gzowski as composer, Shawn Kerwin as set and costume designer, Andy Moro as sound designer, Elizabeth Asselstine as lighting designer and Ron Snippe as production manager. Signal invited choreographer Yvonne Chartrand–Canada’s foremost authority on the Métis dance culture—to collaborate with Greyeyes to incorporate elements of Métis jigging in Act 1, set in the Saskatchewan prairie.
As well, Signal is excited to collaborate with some of Canada’s most renowned contemporary dance artists and actors, including Louis Laberge-Côté, Keith Barker, Kate Holden, Tamara Podemski, Michael Caldwell, Nancy Latoszewski, Luke Garwood, PJ Prudat, Jamie Maczko, Daniel McArthur and Ana Groppler.
A Soldier’s Tale is co-produced by the National Arts Centre and the Canada Dance Festival and will premiere at the Fleck Dance Theatre in February, as part of the 2013/2014 DanceWorks Main stage season. This new work will also be featured as part of the Canada Dance Festival at the National Arts Centre in June of 2014.