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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!

2016-2017 Tour

On Tour

Following its U.S. premiere at Wesleyan (Connecticut) and a performance in Urbana (Illinois) RUBBERBANDance Group heads to Philadelphia for the sixth time in its history for a week-long run of its new work, Vic’s Mix. The company is pleased to inaugurate the 2016-2017 season of the dynamic NextMove Dance at the Prince Theater.
http://phindie.com/13488-rubberbandance-group-nextmove-dance-hip-hop-beyond-borders/

Coming Up

The Vic’s Mix tour returns to Quebec in late 2016 and for a month in 2017. Tickets for performances in the following cities are now on sale:

  • Laval, Maison des arts, 1er décembre 2016
  • Sainte-Thérèse Théâtre Lionel-Groulx, 3 février 2017
  • Baie-Comeau, Centre des arts, 6 février 2017
  • Sept-Îles, Salle de spectacles Jean-Marc Dion, 8 décembre 2017
  • New Richmond, Salle de spectacles régionale Desjardins de New Richmond, 10 décembre 2017
  • Gaspé, Salle de spectacles de Gaspé, 11 décembre 2017

A kind of remix of the greatest hits of the RBDG repertoire, Vic’s Mix is an excellent way to discover the company’s work or rediscover a few of the gems created by Victor Quijada.

Not to be missed!

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.