The dancers’ organic gestures carve the space. Against the backdrop of an unsettled time, this fragile humanity progresses to the rhythm of group logic. Quijada reframes his highly distinctive style, a fusion of the spontaneous athleticism of hip hop and the precision of ballet and contemporary dance. Disruptions rumble and build, slowly, imperceptibly, until suddenly everything shifts. While Quotient Empirique (2013) looked back on a decade of RUBBERBAND’s artistic journey, Vraiment doucement explores the break points that mark both an ending and a new beginning. Driven by an irrepressible sense of urgency, the dancers embody rebellion. The culmination of a 15 year creative process, Vraiment doucement looks resolutely to the future. In this work, Quijada and his company are at the height of their art.
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Victor Quijada was born in California in 1976 to Mexican parents. Over the past dozen years, he has developed a unique style of choreography that extols the various artistic influences that stimulated him as a dancer – the power and spontaneity of hip hop, the rigour and virtuosity of ballet, the evocative power of contemporary dance and its use of time and space. At times he plays with time and reality by means of video or opts for...Read more about Victor Quijada
Founded in 2002 by Victor Quijada, the RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG) is a unique artistic crossroads, with its fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and hip hop. From that exploratory base the choreographer Victor Quijada draws from the roots of urban and break dance, retaining the spontaneity of the form while creating a contemporary style based on a concept that combines dance and theatre, improvisation, the visual imagery of film, and the...Read more about Groupe RUBBERBANDance
Choreography Victor Quijada in collaboration with the dancers.
Dramaturgy Mathieu Leroux.
Musical Director Jasper Gahunia.
Original Music Jasper Gahunia, William Lamoureux.
Lighting Design Yan Lee Chan.
Costumes Design Cloé Alain-Gendreau.
Technical Director Simon Cloutier.
Production Manager Florence Cardinal.
Dancers Amara Barner, Jean Bui, Daniela Jezerinac, Sydney McManus, Dana Pajarillaga, Brontë Poiré-Prest, Jerimy Rivera, Zack Tang, Ryan Taylor, Paco Ziel.
Music (live performance) Jasper Gahunia – bass, drum machine, keyboard, turntable; William Lamoureux – violin, guitar, keyboard.