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LENGTH: 50 MINUTES
PERFORMERS: 6
PREMIERE: 92Y'S DIG DANCE: WEEKEND SERIES 2013
COSTUME DESIGN: JONATHAN CAMPBELL AND AUSTIN DIAZ

 

ABOUT THE WORK

DRIVEN BY MASCULINE STEREOTYPES AND ATHLETIC CULTURE, ACADEMY TESTS OUR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL LIMITS--STRIPPING US OF IDENTITY AND PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF OUR OWN ENDURANCE, UNTIL WE ARE LEFT SENSATIONLESS.

ACADEMY DEALS WITH MAN'S FIXATION OF THE ALPHA. THE WORK REFLECTS BACK SOCIETY'S LIMITING IDEOLOGY OF MASCULINITY, WHILE REVEALING THE SUPPRESSION HARDENING MALE YOUTH TODAY.

 

ACADEMY WAS CREATED WITH SUPPORT OF DANCENOW SILO, TOES FOR DANCE, CANADIAN ONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE.

 

PHOTOELLIS&KIRK PHOTOGRAPHY BY CATHERINE KIRK