City Thread is here

Our new show takes over Place des Arts starting August 29th!

Involving 40 dancers and as many participants as the Esplanade of Place des Arts can accommodate, dance, music, and architecture come together in a multidisciplinary outdoor performance. Members of the public, phone in hand, choose to follow one or another group of dancers on designated itineraries, guided by an exclusive smartphone application.

Although hundreds of spectators may actively participate in the performance, headsets allow each one to experience the moment in a private space thanks to a unique soundtrack that unfolds as the spectator winds through the public space and the dancers’ bodies. Simultaneously, multiple private experiences are taking place in tandem as the performance is in continual movement. Randomness, decision-making, and the onlookers are also integral parts of the experience.

Esplanade of Place des Arts, from August 29th to September 10th at 5:15 and 7 PM.

No shows on Monday. September 2nd performances are at 1 PM and 3 PM.

Meeting point is outside, in front of the Musée d’arts contemporain.

The show is 30 min and free.

Winter Workshop 2017

A New RUBBERBANDance Group Workshop in Montreal!

The workshop

RUBBERBANDance Group is holding its first training workshop for professional dancers here in Montreal. Under the direction of Victor Quijada, the company’s founder, artistic director, and choreographer, the workshop will also give the selected participants the opportunity to work with the dancers of RBDG.

Workshop participants can expect 11 days of intense work on the RUBBERBAND Method. Weight distribution around the centre of gravity; agility in the inverse position supported by hands, elbows, and shoulders; and the use of the body as an instrument of multidirectional/tridimensional carving tool for space will all be taught. Participants will be initiated to a vocabulary issuing from the blend of street and contemporary dance, and particularly focus on interpretation, decision-making, the use of rhythmic variations, and accompaniment.

Details

Dates: December 4–9 and December 11–15, 2017*
Time: 10 a.m.—5 p.m. (66 workshop hours)
Place: Centre Pierre-Péladeau
Cost: 1000.00 CAD + taxes
*The workshop will take place in french and english. The participant only needs to understand one of the two languages.
*Participants are responsible for their own travel, food, and housing arrangements.

We have limited spots available.
Dancers must submit their candidacy by sending a CV, a portrait-type photograph and a demo video to: production@rubberbandance.com
Entries will be received until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 10.
We will not consider any incomplete applications.
*A non-refundable deposit (250.00 CAD) must be paid within 3 days after your candidacy has been retained.
*Remaining payment must be made before Nov. 24th.
*It is possible for RQD members to get part of the workshop reimbursed.

Credit : Bill Hebert

News of our dancers

RBDG is proud Dana Pajarillaga and Jerimy Rivera as new apprentices. Also, Sydney McManus, Amara Barner, Jean Bui and Sovann Prom Tep are joining the ranks of our permanent dancers.

Credit photo Sydney, Amara, Jean et Sovann : Isabel Rancier

Credit photo Jerimy : Sasha Onyshchenko/Kravetz Photographic Studios

City Thread

RBDG’s new production is just around the corner: 40 dancers, an interactive sound and movement adventure, a mythical public space and an exclusive phone app! August 29th to September 10th, 5:15PM & 7PM

Volunteer Call

Attention Montreal and Surrounding Area

RUBBERBANDance Group is looking for volunteers to participate in its ambitious new production presented within the 375th anniversary of the city.
City Thread is an outdoor interactive site specific performance for 40 dancers in which the audience moves with the help of an evolving soundtrack and an exclusive phone application.

The volunteers should be available many evenings between August 26th and September 10th (shows are at 5h15 and

7PM ; 30 minutes performance). We are looking for fan of the arts; organization; people who like helping/exchanging with strangers.

The work:
– Answer passersby’ questions about the performance
– Guide the audience through the Place des Arts’ Esplanade – Explain how the phone app works
– Make sure of everyone’ safety (dancers and audience)

people with initiative and a good sense of

Interested?
Send an introduction email, your CV and availabilities to info@rubberbandance.com

Looking forward to work with you! The RBDG Team

News from our dancers

The company is pleased to promote trainee Béatrice Larrivée to the apprentice status; apprentices Jean Bui and Sovann Prom Tep are now permanent dancers of the company, following Paco Ziel in January 2017.

© Isabel Rancier

RUBBERBANDance Group is looking for new dancers!

audition

Celebrating its 15th anniversary and deep in the process of creating three new works, RBDG would like to bring in new dancers for the 2017-2018 season.

The candidates, whether men or women, must have a solid base in contemporary dance and/or street dance (breaking b-boying, Hip Hop, capoeira, etc.). Dancers wishing to apply should send the following elements to info@rubberbandance.com:

– a recent (2015 or 2016) photo portrait
– a complete CV
– a demo video (minimum 3 and maximum 9 minutes)

Please indicate Auditions 2017 in your email message, which shall also serve as a presentation letter.

Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2016.

The candidates selected for auditions will be contacted for a meeting with the company’s artistic direction.

Fall 2016

Now that we’re set up in our new location, with an expanded team and a new management model (in partnership with our colleagues from Par B.L.eux, with whom we share a space and exchange resources), we’re all ready for an exciting, action-packed year.

Two major events mark the beginning of the 2016-2017 season. First of all, Anne Plamondon has resigned as artistic codirector of RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG). A mesmerizing creator, she is leaving to devote more time to her choreography projects and will become the company’s first artist in residence. Victor Quijada, founder of RBDG, has single-handedly taken on the duties of artistic director and choreographer since summer 2016.

Here, Victor gives his account of Anne’s time at RBDG

Anne Plamondon par Michael Slobodian

Anne Plamondon by Michael Slobodian

In other RBDG news, Jean Bui was promoted, paving the way for the talented Sovann Prom Tep to make the move from aspiring dancer to apprentice dancer for the 2016-2017 season. After Lea Ved left for Stockholm, the company also had the pleasure of welcoming two new apprentices, New York’s Amara Barner and Toronto’s Sydney McManus.

Béatrice Larrivée par Isabel RancierThe company also has the pleasure to have the young Béatrice Larrivée joining in as an aspiring dancer. We hope to have her on board for a while!