Congrats Jean!

We are very happy to announce that aspiring dancer Jean Bui has been promoted to apprentice dancer within the company. We hope he’ll be with us for a long time.

© Michael Slobodian
© Michael Slobodian

 

Danser à Montréal Exhibit

Until September 11, 2016, you’ll have an opportunity to see a short film by RBDG at the new Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre in Montreal, part of the exhibition Danser à Montréal, un hommage à Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck, curated by Marie Lavorel. Presented in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse, the exhibition traces the history of dance in Quebec based on the writings of Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck.

2016 Domaine Forget

For the fifth consecutive year, RBDG had the privilege of offering its workshop for professional dancers at Domaine Forget. From July 3 to 17, dozens of dancers from diverse horizons learned some elements of the RUBBERBAND Method by its creators and by the company’s team of dancers.

 

New Crew, New Show

It’s been a very busy few months at RUBBERBANDance Group! The creation team began three new productions: you’ll learn more about them in subsequent newsletters. Also, three new members joined our administrative team: Jean-Philippe Lortie, assistant to the directors, Florence Cardinal, production director, and Mathieu Leroux, communications director. We warmly welcome them! As these additions made it a bit crowded, we needed to move to more spacious premises. Our new address is: 859 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East, Suite 202, Montreal.

Auditions notice

RUBBERBANDance Group is holding auditions on January 4 and 5, 2016, in Montreal (QC, Canada).

We are looking for male and female dancers for upcoming projects.

Application deadline : December 1st, 2015.

Please send your resume and demos at communications at rubberbandance dot com.

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.

© Alexandre Galliez

 

RQD workshops given by Anne Plamondon

Anne 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.

© Michael Slobodian

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).

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OUR AGENTS:

Canada:
ÉLISABETH COMTOIS

AGENCE STATION BLEUE
4713 avenue Papineau
Montreal (QC) H2H 1V4
CANADA

Tel.: 514 529-0139
Tel.: 514 273-3093
e.comtois@stationbleue.com

Europe + Asia:
BRENT BELSHER

202-501 Pacific Street
Vancouver (BC) V6Z 2X6
CANADA

Tel.: 604 669-4969
Tel.: 604 209-6337
brent@rubberbandance.com

USA:
HAROLD NORRIS

PENTACLE ARTS
75 Broad Street, suite 304
New York, (NY) 10 004
USA

Tel.: 212 278-8111 ext 3422
Fax.: 212 278-8555
haroldn@pentacle.org