The Man In Black

May 2 - 12, 2018

Citadel + Compagnie

Choreographer(s): James Kudelka

James Kudelka’s The Man in Black is an unadorned celebration of American working-class grit and of the man whose gravelly voice embodied it so well, Johnny Cash. Kudelka takes six Cash songs and transforms them into outwardly simple yet choreographically sophisticated dances for an ensemble of three men and a woman, all in cowboy boots. The compounded effect is a deeply moving ode to the human spirit.

“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

Kudelka’s work is a masterpiece

- Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail

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