This full-evening work was inspired by the non-linear approaches of writers Milan Kundera and Quentin Tarantino. Comprised of situations that bring personalities together to examine and negotiate varying perspectives on a collective reality, this tragic-comedy uses the audience’s own subjective validation to give the dense physicality of this work a double edge.
Six performers move homogeneously through signature Quijada movements to Jasper Gahunia’s musical score, which ingeniously warps classical music into original compositions. Expanding on his past experiments with spoken word, video projection, audience interaction, and set design, Victor Quijada offers the audience a rich and meaningful multi-layered spectacle.
Punto Ciego premiered October 2008 at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College (New Hampshire).
Choreographer: Victor Quijada
Artistic consultant: Miko Sobreira
Lighting Design: Yan Lee Chan
Composer: Jasper Gahunia (DJ Lil’ Jaz)
Video Concept: René-Pierre Bélanger
Costume Designer: Anne-Marie Veevaete
Set Design: Stéphane Longpré
Required technicians: 3
Produced by RUBBERBANDance Group in co-production with La Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal, the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and the New England Foundation for the Arts / National Dance Project (production and presentation grants); in partnership with the Centennial Theatre of Bishops University (Lennoxville, Quebec), and Salle Pauline-Julien (Sainte-Geneviève, Quebec). With generous support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
© Photos by Michael Slobodian
THE MUSIC FROM PUNTO CIEGO IS AVAILABLE
The music from Punto Ciego is available on the album Taking Notes: Music from Punto Ciego and Other Lost Thoughts, produced by composer Jasper Gahunia (aka DJ Lil Jaz, eljayII) in collaboration with RUBBERBANDance Group. Only 500 individually packaged, silkscreened, and numbered CDs are available here exclusively.
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