Artistic Direction

Photo by Josh Hite for KAROSHISHAY KUEBLER Radical System Art

Shay Kuebler Radical System Arts Society was formed in 2014 out of Vancouver, BC. Radical system is based around the theory of creating form without form and using technique without technique. The company looks to create performance works through a mixed language of martial arts, theatre and dance. With this diverse foundation, RSA aims for each new project to find its own unique form and points of instigation. Through rigorous research, creation and performance, the company strives to discover new, compelling and challenging forms of physical art that increase both public appreciation and support for the arts.

History of the company

Shay Kuebler Radical System Art was formed in Vancouver, Canada, in February 2014 to support and develop the work of Artistic Director Shay Kuebler.  The company is building upon the creations, productions and relationships that have been created through Shay Kuebler’s years as an independent artist and collaborator in Canada. His work has crossed the boundaries of theatre, multiple forms of dance and physical performance including works for Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, CitieBallet, Ecole de Danse de Quebec and The Place School of Contemporary Dance in London. He is also one of the founding directors of The 605 Collective. His choreographic work has been commissioned for national and international festivals such as The Canada Dance Festival, The American Dance Festival, The Dancing on The Edge Festival, The International Dance Festival of Brazil and The Baalbek Arts Festival in Lebanon.

Radical System Art recently premiered its newest full length work Feasting on Famine, a solo performance work that focuses on the corporatization of health, well-being and success in September 2017, and currently, is developing and researching the foundation of its next ensemble work Budoetry, a work that references the code of the samurai to speak around value systems and rhetoric.


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