Mixed repertory program
Spanning RUBBERBAND’S 18 years
Artist Q&A following the performance
“Three points of contact” defines choreographer and RUBBERBAND founder Victor Quijada’s work and style as an unusually difficult yet expressive and highly athletic dance form that connects dancers to the stage, or each other, with three body parts. The three points describe his technique and also Quijada’s trio of cultures: Mexican heritage, Los Angeles upbringing, and French-Canadian residency. Vic’s Mix extracts notable works from Quijada’s extensive repertory as both a classically trained dancer and b-boy performer in a humorous yet thoughtful program filled with dance theater and both classical and original music.
“With a unique blend of break dancing, ballet, and modern that draws from Quijada’s broad and impressive dance career, ‘Vic’s Mix’ brings street dance to the concert hall with his singular choreographic vision.” (Communique)
This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request.
Notes from Northrop Director of Programming Kristen Brogdon
I first worked with Victor Quijada during my time at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and have enjoyed watching his Rubberband technique develop since that time. Victor’s unique voice is a factor of his multiple identities. He also uses the language and technique of film in his choreography and has created and participated extensively in the art form known as “dance for the camera.” You can see an example of his screendance work as part of our Film Series this year. Victor has assembled and trained a strong company of dancers who embody his technique, and I think RUBBERBAND in Vic’s Mix is the perfect introduction to his work for our Northrop audience. The program is a “greatest hits” overview of RUBBERBAND’s 18-year history and highlights the company’s musicality, cinematic sensibility, and characteristic technique.