HAROLD, BILLY, STAN, AND JACK

Sparked by a 1940s snapshot of Joe Laughlin’s father and his three brothers, this piece looks at what it means to move like men.

 

HAROLD, BILLY, STAN, AND JACK

[1997]

Harold, Billy, Stan, and Jack was inspired by the Jean Genet play, Splendids, about a bunch of thieves dressed up in tuxes. Sparked by a 1940s snapshot of Joe Laughlin’s father and his three brothers, this piece looks at what it means to move like men. A social commentary on the Old Boys’ Club. Originally created for the KISS Project.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Joe Laughlin
MUSIC: Ennio Morricone
LIGHTING DESIGN: Jean Philippe Trépanier
COSTUME DESIGN: Kate Burrows

DANCERS: Chantal Deeble, Alison Hiscott, Tonja Livingstone, Lynn Sheppard

PRESS

“Harold, Billy, Stan and Jack presents a quartet of male dancers: affectless faces, square jaws, rolling soldiers, cuff shooting arms and widespread legs. The brilliance of this social commentary on the old boys club is that all the performers are women, visible only in the fine print of the program.”

– Michael Scott, The Vancouver Sun

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PHOTO CREDITS: DONALD LEE, MICHAEL SLOBODIAN

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