ArtSpring presents short films that feature Montreal’s cutting-edge dance troupe, RUBBERBANDance. A discussion with choreographer Victor Quijada will follow the film.
Choreographer and dancer Victor Quijada, founded RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG) in 2002 to create an exploratory base where he could mix his several influences to create a new concept of dance: a contemporary style that would blend the spontaneity and exuberance of hip hop with the refinement of classical dance.
Victor Quijada was born in Los Angeles, where, from a young age, he was deeply influenced by Hip Hop culture. As a teenager, his introduction to formal dance and theatre. By age 26, Victor had gained a rare perspective on a wide spectrum of dance, possessing knowledge and experience that spanned from the street corner to the concert hall. His work, which examines human relationships through a seamless marriage of classical, contemporary, and urban aesthetics, is performed internationally. Victor is the winner of numerous awards and has created work for many dance companies around the world. He is also fascinated by dance on film and as has choreographed music videos, directed short films and has collaborated on various filmed productions.