A thrilling blend of ballet, hip-hop and jazz/modern dance
Saturday, November 16, 7:00 pm
Dibden Center for the Arts
Northern Vermont University - Johnson
337 College Hill Road
Tickets: $45, $35, $25, students $12
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“A marvel of speed, precision, and invention. When they’re finished, the audience is whooping” - Dance Magazine
“Delectably clever partnering and buoyant musicality” - Time Out Chicago
“Quijada has lost none of his originality nor the sheer physical excitement of his street dance signature” - The Globe and Mail
Internationally acclaimed and innovative choreographer Victor Quijada and his company, RUBBERBAND Dance have opened a new vocabulary in dance, combining the energy of hip-hop, the refinement of classical ballet, and the angular quality of contemporary dance.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, the child of Mexican parents, Victor first danced in the hip-hop clubs of his native city. In 1996 he moved to New York to join dance superstar Twyla Tharp and, after three years, moved to Montreal to join Les Grands Ballets Canadiens In 2002, he founded RUBBERBAND, throwing himself into deconstructing the principles of ballet, hip-hop and jazz and modern dance, blending them with his raw street dance origins. His creations are distinguished by a powerful theatricality, the energy of improvisation, and certain codes of film language, the whole sculpted with an incomparable precision of movement.
With both humorous and serious moments, Vic’s Mix is a kind of “best of” spanning the immense creative territory explored by Quijada, extracting jewels from the choreographer’s repertoire. In a remix of his own work, orchestrating the clash between urban pop and classical composition, Quijada goes further in his experiments defying notions of theatricality and audience expectations, while making sure that each body gravitating onstage in the highly athletic segments exemplifies the RUBBERBAND Method.