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SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4


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The RSA Summer Intensive returns to SFU! Learn company movement theory, repertoire and creative tools from Artistic Director Shay Kuebler.

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Friday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 24th: 10am-5pm

IN-STUDIO at SFUW & SCA Goldcorp Arts Centre - Courtyard Studio


Train. Research. Create. Play

"Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning."

—Diane Ackerman

RSA's artistic director Shay Kuebler offers insights into training and movement methodology as well as choreography and creative theory. Shay's background in martial arts and theatre created the foundation for a diverse background in dance and the performing arts. The RSA Summer Intensive looks to offer participants new tools and techniques for movement generation and improvisation, while the creation lab looks to support the exploration of each participant's own creative theory, choreography, and artistic direction.


Radical System Art (RSA) was formed in February of 2014, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. RSA aims to create performance works that push innovation in both the physical and visual arts. Artistic Director Shay Kuebler is an artist whose foundation began in dramatic arts and traditional martial arts at the age of 4. Shay places a great emphasis on honouring and supporting his diverse background in the arts through continued study and training, which has included focused studies in martial arts, dance, theatre and music in Brazil, Japan, China and The USA.

Radical System Art is based on the theory of finding the balance of the highly-trained and the technical with the raw and the instinctual. RSA aims to support this concept through an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment - blending dance, martial arts, theatre, music and new technologies into new contemporary forms. RSA aims to redevelop and innovate in each new project through a rigorous approach to research, training and creation. The goal of the company is to build challenging, innovative and unique projects that can push the art form, reach new audiences and build greater appreciation for the arts.


Shay Kuebler started making choreography and imaginary fight sequences in his backyard at the age of 5. His foundation in the martial arts and dramatic arts fed his love for physical performance and expression, which would lead to a versatile background in dance. Versatility has remained a principle value for Shay as an artist and this has led him to travel across Brazil, Japan, China and The USA to train and study in dance, theatre and music.

Professionally, Shay has worked in numerous fields of the performing arts, from film & theatre to contemporary ballet & aqua shows. His 15 years of experience as an independent choreographer, director and performer have blessed him with the opportunity to colloborate, learn from and work with an extremely diverse range of artists.

With Radical System Art, Shay has produced 5 full-evening shows, touring these works nationally and internationally. On RSA productions, Shay collaborates with every aspect of the production from sound composition to creative direction, and the RSA Summer Intensive looks to offer particpants insight into all levels of a performance from training and movement generation in-studio to choreography and direction on-stage.

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