Collaborations with 7 doigts de la main and BODYTRAFFIC


Victor Quijada, artistic co-director of RUBBERBANDance Group, has been invited to choreograph one of the three segments of the new creation by circus company Les 7 doigts de la main; Marie Chouinard and Marcos Morau are the other invited choreographers. Triptyque, an exploration on the theme of gravity, will be presented from October 14 – 25, 2015, at the TOHU. You’ll also be able to see our artistic co-director, Anne Plamondon, and RBDG dancer Franklin Luy in this production. Triptyque is a coproduction between Les 7 doigts de la main, under an invitation of Daniel Soulières, and Sadler’s Wells (London), Thomas Lightburn (Vancouver), TOHU (Montréal), Albourne (Norwalk) and Danse-Cité (Montréal).

Los Angeles dance company BODYTRAFFIC, with whom Victor Quijada collaborated in 2014 in the creation of Once again, before you go, will tour the United States and Europe throughout the season to present this unique new work. Visit their website for performance dates.

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RQD workshops given by Anne Plamondon

RBDG_Workshop_075_photo-®Michael SlobodianAnne Plamondon will give two series of workshops centred on the RUBBERBAND Method, in Quebec City and in Sherbrooke. The workshops explore the basics of this method developed by Victor Quijada, and are inspired by RUBBERBANDance Group internships intended to prepare dancers for the demands of Victor Quijada’s choreographies. Organized by the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD), this training program is offered to dance professionals for the low fee of $7 per class. The workshop will run from November 30 to December 11 in Quebec City and from February 17 – 25 in Sherbrooke.

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An addition to the RBDG team

RUBBERBANDance Group welcomes Sophie Croteau to its ranks, as communications director and assistant director of the company. Sophie worked for a number of years in the Montreal theatre and festival milieus, acting as communications director of the St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival and the Montreal BD Festival (graphic novels/comics), among others. She is presently preparing her first solo dance work, Illustrated Lady, and has collaborated in a recent issue of Urbania magazine (“Spécial Canada”).

International Touring

Following Paul Tanguay’s announcement of his retirement, we would like to include some thoughts regarding our fruitful collaboration with him over the years. 

Indeed, Paul has been a principal force in the strengthening of RBDG’s presence on the international dance scene.

Victor Quijada and Paul Tanguay first met at the ISPA (International Society for the Performing Arts) showcase in New York City when Punto Ciego was being presented in 2007. Paul, who was representing Marie Chouinard and other companies on that occasion, was strongly impressed by the piece.
Victor quite naturally turned to Paul in 2010 when RUBBERBANDance Group was looking for a person who understood the importance of developing the company internationally, asking him to guide the company’s efforts in this direction.

On behalf of the whole team, Victor Quijada and Anne Plamondon warmly thank Paul Tanguay for all the energy he dedicated to RBDG over the last five years, and wish him a fulfilling retirement.

RUBBERBANDance Group welcomes Élisabeth Comtois of Agence Station Bleue, who will henceforth represent the company in Canada, and Brent Belsher, our new agent for Europe and Asia (see contact information at the bottom of the page).



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General manager

The board of directors of RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG) is pleased to announce that Fannie Bellefeuille has been appointed general manager of the company. Fannie Bellefeuille’s appointment came into effect on April 27, 2015.

“We’re very happy with this appointment, the result of a natural evolution within the company. The cultural sector is in constant transition and creation/dissemination models change. Fannie Bellefeuille possesses all the skills needed to propel the company into its new cycle of maturity. The board of directors thanks her warmly for agreeing to take on this new challenge, and we assure her of our utmost confidence,” remarked Benoit Labbé, chairman of RBDG’s board.

“For five years now, Fannie’s presence has enabled the company to realize its founders’ vision. Her sensitivity, professionalism, and thoroughness make her an essential support in our company’s artistic development. We’re very proud of the road we’ve travelled together, and can look to the future with boldness and enthusiasm,” added Victor Quijada, founder and artistic co-director of RBDG.

Rebel bodies

982045Described by the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City as “an invitation to discover contemporary dance as a universal language,” the exhibition Rebel bodies opened yesterday.

RUBBERBANDance Group is proud to announce that Victor Quijada is one of the eminent Quebec-based choreographer/dancers chosen to incarnate the six themes of the exposition. Using video and other technology, this immersive, interactive meeting with dance is exuberantly expressed in movement and in words by Victor Quijada (the urban body), Margie Gillis (the natural body), France Geoffroy (the atypical body), Daniel Léveillé (the political body), Louise Lecavalier (the virtuoso body), and Martine Époque and Denis Poulin (the multi-body).