RubberBandDance Group (Canada)
Rubberbandance Group is a Canadian company of five exceptional dancers with backgrounds in ballet, contemporary, hip hop and breakdancing styles, under the artistic direction of Victor Quijada. Their work is a fusion of the spectacle, articulation and freedom of break dance, with the abstraction, nuances and technique of neo-classical dance.
Quijada danced with Twyla Tharp’s company for a number of years, and following its break-up, worked with Eliot Feld’s company Ballet Tech. He also guested with the Cape Cod Ballet for the Nutcracker season, Morganscott Ballet in New York and Berks Ballet Theatre in Pennsylvania. In 2001 he moved to Montreal to join Les Grand Ballets Canadian de Montreal. However, it was on the streets and in the clubs of the city that he rediscovered hip hop. While continuing to perform for the ballet company he started to work with a group of street dancers experimenting with the form, and thus began to develop the ground-breaking style encapsulated by the RubberBanDance Group today.