FEB  3 & 4, '23  |  7:30pm

At the Aronoff Center for the Arts

Photo of Victor Quijada by Isabel Rancier.
Background image by Michael Slobidian, Courtesy of RUBBERBAND

About the Show

Mutual Dance Theatre and the Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series present

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Dates and Times

FRI • FEB 3, '23

7:30pm + free post-show Q&A

SAT • FEB 4, '23

7:30pm + free 7:00pm pre-show interview


Location

Aronoff Center for the Arts
Jarson-Kaplan Theater
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Ticket Prices

Starting at $35

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Tickets: 513.621.ARTS (2787)

Content: 513.494.6526 or hello@mutualarts.org

THE SENSATIONAL TROUPE

COMBINING HIP HOP, BALLET, & CONTEMPORARY

Mutual Dance Theatre and the Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series are proud to present the Cincinnati premiere of RUBBERBAND, coming to us from Montreal, Canada!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, the child of Mexican parents, artistic director Victor Quijada founded RUBBERBAND in 2002. The troupe is known in Canada and abroad as an explosive, one-of-a-kind ensemble, combining the energy of Hip Hop, the refinement of classical Ballet, and the angular quality of Contemporary Dance.

RUBBERBAND’s mixed repertory performance in Cincinnati will feature a collection dubbed “Vic’s Mix,” a “best-of” selection spanning Quijada’s immense creative territory. In an orchestrated clash of urban pop and classical composition, Quijada defies notions of theatricality and audience expectations. All the while, the physically engaging, highly athletic dance works exemplify Quijada’s signature RUBBERBAND method.

This program highlights the essential innovations of Quijada’s choreography, synthesizing the fruitful results of his experiments in dance. Through the prism of Victor’s influences, stretching from hip hop in his first forays to his mastery of contemporary tendencies, Vic’s Mix is a watershed moment, a bridge connecting the works realized until now, a look back at pieces that established the company’s choreographic identity. The music for the production is based on original works created by Jasper Gahunia and those of classical composers (Prokofiev, Verdi, Bach, Vivaldi, among others).

The presentation of RUBBERBAND is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Images below by Michael Slobidian, Bill Hebert, and Milk Images.

 

MOVE WITH MUTUAL

Masterclass: Introduction to the RUBBERBAND Method

Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 12pm

With Victor Quijada, the creator of the RUBBERBAND Method and highly decorated choreographer. For experienced dancers. Pre-registration requested.

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Accessibility

ALL 22-23 VENUES ARE ADA ACCESSIBLE

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2022-2023 SPONSORS

As of August 7, 2022

The season is generously supported in part by: donations (big and small) from individuals; the National Endowment for the Arts; the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign; and state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). To support Mutual Dance Theatre’s important work that keeps the genre of Modern Dance in Cincinnati, please visit mutualdance.org/support.