With the world in upheaval, we constantly struggle to avoid succumbing to the external forces that oppress us, and to the even darker forces within us. Victor Quijada is back: this time, on a huge stage stage with 10 dancers at the top of their form: a vast performance space for a production on steroids.
Ever So Slightly explores behavioural mechanisms – the reflexes we develop to face the ceaseless flow of irritants bombarding us every day. Most of us harbour a desire for calm and resilience, but how do we get to a zone where noise and aggression no longer have a place? Capable of delivering delicacy, finesse, brutality, and high-voltage action, in this work, the choreographer deploys his RUBBERBAND Method – mastered by an unconventional group – to capture the energy of urgency, revolt, and flight from danger.
Victor Quijada delves into new territory, surprising us yet again.
Choreographer: Victor Quijada, in collaboration with the dancers
Interpretation: Amara Barner, Jean Bui, Daniela Jezerinac, Sydney McManus, Dana Pajarillaga, Brontë Poiré-Prest, Jerimy Rivera, Zack Tang, Ryan Taylor and Paco Ziel
Original Music: Jasper Gahunia and William Lamoureux
Musical Director: Jasper Gahunia
Lighting Design: Yan Lee Chan
Costume design: Cloé Alain-Gendreau
Dramaturgy: Mathieu Leroux
Production manager: Florence Cardinal
Ever So Slightly is coproduced by Danse Danse, Place des Arts and Corporation Hector-Charland and benefits from the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
RUBBERBANDance Group benefited from the support of Danse à la Carte and residencies at Place des Arts and at Salle Pauline-Julien for the creation of Ever So Slightly.
© Picture by Mathieu Doyon