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March 20, 2018 • 7:30 pm(All times are in PDT)
A Visions and Voices Signature Event
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, February 14, at 9 a.m.
“The top-class dancers are powerful and magnetic . . . [RUBBERBANDance] is cool, magnificent, and intense, great entertainment not only for dance fans but for anyone who loves to be excited.”—Phindie
Combine the spontaneity, fearlessness, and risk-taking of hip hop with the refinement and choreographic maturity of ballet, and you’ve got the groundbreaking RUBBERBANDance. Artistic director Victor Quijada hails from the hip hop culture of L.A., danced with the legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp, and founded RUBBERBANDance to reconcile the opposing aesthetics of street styles and classical dance. The result is an electrifying form of movement you won’t want to miss.
RUBBERBANDance will perform Vic’s Mix, a full-evening program featuring choreographic jewels that span Victor Quijada’s immense creative journey. In works that range from humorous to austere, Quijada continues to experiment, remixing his work and orchestrating a clash of urban pop and classical composition with an element of theatricality. The high-octane performance will be followed by a Q&A with Victor Quijada, moderated by Jodie Gates, vice dean and director of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.
Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Co-sponsored by the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.