Last week, I dropped by to see a rehearsal by Theatre Parallax Toronto. Soon, the company will open with a performance piece called KATA. KATA is primarily a silent narrative illustrated with men in motion, dramatizing the story. Four male subjects are observed by an audience of “investors”. Mostly naked, the men demonstrate the refinement of their bodies into commercial war machines. I took my camera, and took a few shots.
The four actors have been in physical training for months, sweat pouring from their bodies as they exercised relentlessly, maintaining rigorous diets.
The cast consists of Anthony Di Feo, Dylan Shumka-White, Luke Pieroni, and Thomas McDevitt.
The show takes place in the Distillery District which is full of shops and restaurants. KATA is directed by Maite Jacobson.
KATA will open at Dancemakers, 9 Trinity Street, #313, Distillery District Toronto.
Previews are November 9 & 10. The work runs from November 11 – 20, Tues-Sun at 8:00 pm; November 19 & 20 at 1:00 pm.
All photos by Burke Campbell