Dance, Sci-Fi and the Search For Humanity in The Wasteland
by Ted Strauss
Ted Strauss is the artistic director of IREDEA. He is one half of Woo me myth, a Montreal company that creates Dance Rock Operas. Ted Strauss has been a musician his whole life, and often collaborates with theatre, dance, and visual artists. In 2010 he stepped into a directorial role to create the Duck Wife with choreographer Jenn Doan and a big team of collaborators. Ted Strauss draws from his experience as a social science researcher and a technologist to conceive of and create performances.
IREDEA has been my baby for the last year, or maybe my whole life. The show itself fluidly shifts between narration, contemporary dance, live music, a photo essay projected onto a screen, and an amazing set of costumes, props, and visual effects. Including a robot. Yes, a robot. The story is loosely inspired by a Philip K. Dick story. You’ll have to guess which one.
June 22-29 Ottawa Fringe Festival