The Blood Cycle tells the story of three siblings looking for a way out of a 27-year long blood feud between two families disputing land ownership. This work is inspired by the ancient custom of blood taking (gjakmarrja), a practice of law enforcement in remote parts of Northern Albania. This work in progress is an exploration in story driven text and non-linear contemporary dance with choreography by Dora NominatedWilliam Yong.
PHASE TWO This phase of the development of the project is part of lemonTree's Residency at Theatre Passe Muraille which will culminate in 2 public presentations of the work as part of BUZZ. This phase of development is also generously supported by Cahoots Theatre .
PHASE ONE Our January 2017 workshop period featured performers Indrit Kasapi, Thomas Olajide and Arlen Aguayo Stewart with director Jonathan Seinen and choreographer William Yong. From January 2017 until June 2017, Indrit Kasapi continued work on the text as a member of The Foundry writers unit at Factory Theatre.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
Cast & Crew
Choreography/ Ass. Director
CAST (Phase 2)
Indrit Kasapi Dylan Evans Tavia Christina
Photography by Alejandro Santiago. Featuring: Indrit Kasapi, Dylan Evans, Tavia Christina and William Yong