Slicing Static

Slicing Static is a 60-minute site-specific presentation that examines the conscious /  unconscious refusal to free oneself from outdated, dysfunctional rules set by individuals and by society. With the spectators placed on three sides in unusual seating arrangements, the audience-performer divide is erased as dancers move beyond the fourth wall, sometimes even under the risers, in an innovative use of theatre space.

With a beautifully elastic score by Mitchell Akiyama that moves from electronica through urban jungle to jazz-infused rhythms, and an exquisite architectural lighting design by Yan Lee Chan, Slicing Static engaged the public through riveting movement and non-linear character development.

Slicing Static premiered in September 2004 at Usine C in Montreal.


60 minutes 


Choreographer: Victor Quijada

Original Cast: Jayko Eloï, Emmanuelle Lê Phan, Anne Plamondon, Victor Quijada, and Kevin Turner

Lighting Design: Yan Lee Chan

Costume Design: Caroline Boisvert

Set Design: David J. Vivian

Composer: Mitchell Akiyama

Produced by RUBBERBANDance Group in co-production with Usine C and with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts. RUBBERBANDance Group was resident company at Usine C for the 2003-04 season.

© Photo by Natalie Galazka