(from left to right) Emma-Lynn Mackay-Ronacher, Rion Taylor, Sierra Kellman, Brontë Poiré-Prest, Wyeth Walker, Jessica Muszynski, Jovick Pavajeau-Orostegui © Sasha Onyshchenko

RUBBERBAND

Reckless Underdog

2024-01-25 19:30 2024-01-26 23:59 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: RUBBERBAND

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33706

In-person event

RUBBERBAND’s new creation, Reckless Underdog, goes beyond anything the company has done in the last 20 years. In this extraordinary work, 11 dancers coexist in a three-act choreography, each part a work in itself. The first, inspired by classical ballet, redefines the rules of the pas de deux in a bright, mechanical environment. The second deconstructs the break cypher in a sombre, oppressive atmosphere. The third, boldly experimental, distorts theatrical codes, confronting...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
January 25 - 26, 2024
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(from left to right) Emma-Lynn Mackay-Ronacher, Rion Taylor, Sierra Kellman, Brontë Poiré-Prest, Wyeth Walker, Jessica Muszynski, Jovick Pavajeau-Orostegui © Sasha Onyshchenko
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Jessica Muszynski / (at the back, from left to right, from front to back) Daniela Jezerinac, Paco Ziel, Wyesth Walker, Brontë Poiré-Prest, Emma-Lynn Mackay-Ronacher, Cindy Mateus, Jean Bui © Sasha Onyshchenko
Brontë Poiré-Prest / (at the back, from left to right) Cindy Mateus, Jessica Muszynski, Paco Ziel, Daniela Jezerinac, Wyeth Walker, Jean Bui © Sasha Onyshchenko
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(from left to right) Paco Ziel, Sierra Kellman, Daniela Jezerinac, Wyeth Walker, Jovick Pavajeau-Orostegui, Rion Taylor, Jessica Muszynski, Zao Dinel, Jean Bui, Emma-Lynn Mackay-Ronacher, Cindy Mateus, Brontë Poiré-Prest © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancer: Daniela Jezerinac © Marie-Noële Pilon
© Marie-Noële Pilon
Family programming Dance Contemporary Canadian
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 1 hour and 10 minutes · No intermission

RUBBERBAND’s new creation, Reckless Underdog, goes beyond anything the company has done in the last 20 years. In this extraordinary work, 11 dancers coexist in a three-act choreography, each part a work in itself.

The first, inspired by classical ballet, redefines the rules of the pas de deux in a bright, mechanical environment. The second deconstructs the break cypher in a sombre, oppressive atmosphere. The third, boldly experimental, distorts theatrical codes, confronting them head-on in an approach that is abstract, minimal, and colourful.

Reckless Underdog’s set design, musicality and movement aesthetic transport the audience to a unique and complex world.

With the help of such avant-garde musical collaborators as Chilly Gonzales, Kid Koala, and Vlooper from Alaclair Ensemble, daring and visionary artistic director and choreographer Victor Quijada introduces us to a new chapter in the company’s history, which he calls: The culmination of the RUBBERBAND method, or the transformation of traditional conventions through the fusion of different dance styles. 

video: RUBBERBAND|Reckless Underdog
RUBBERBAND|Reckless Underdog
video: Reckless Underdog ⋯ Teaser ⋯ RUBBERBAND
Reckless Underdog ⋯ Teaser ⋯ RUBBERBAND
video: RUBBERBAND ╲ Reckless Underdog ╲ Victor Quijada
RUBBERBAND ╲ Reckless Underdog ╲ Victor Quijada
© (de gauche à droite) Emma-Lynn Mackay-Ronacher, Rion Taylor, Sierra Kellman, Brontë Poiré-Prest, Wyeth Walker, Jessica Muszynski, Jovick Pavajeau-Orostegui
© Jessica Muszynski / (à l'arrière, de gauche à droite, d'avant en arrière) Daniela Jezerinac, Paco Ziel, Wyesth Walker, Brontë Poiré-Prest, Emma-Lynn Mackay-Ronacher, Cindy Mateus, Jean Bui
© Brontë Poiré-Prest / (à l'arrière, de gauche à droite) Cindy Mateus, Jessica Muszynski, Paco Ziel, Daniela Jezerinac, Wyeth Walker, Jean Bui.
© (de gauche à droite) Paco Ziel, Sierra Kellman, Daniela Jezerinac, Wyeth Walker, Jovick Pavajeau-Orostegui, Rion Taylor, Jessica Muszynski, Zao Dinel, Jean Bui, Emma-Lynn Mackay-Ronacher, Cindy Mateus, Brontë Poiré-Prest
© Interprète: Daniela Jezerinac

Artists

  • Artistic Director and Choreographer Victor Quijada
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    Dancer Paco Ziel
  • Dancer Brontë Poiré-Prest
  • Dancer Rion Taylor
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    Dancer Daniela Jezerinac
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    Dancer Jessica Muszynski
  • Dancer Mackenzie Corrales
  • Dancer Emma-Lynn Mackay-Ronacher
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    Dancer Cindy Mateus
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    Dancer Wyeth Walker
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    Dancer Zao Dinel
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    Dancer Dareon Blowe
  • Artistic Director and Choreographer Victor Quijada
  • Dramaturgy Mathieu Leroux
  • Costume Design Cloé Alain-Gendreau
  • Lighting Design Jon Cleveland
  • Scenic Design Pierre-Étienne Locas
  • Musical Direction Jasper Gahunia
  • Composers (original creations) Chilly Gonzales, Kid Koala
  • Composers (original creations and repertoire tracks) Vlooper & KenLo Craqnuques
  • Technical Director Marcin Bunar
  • Head Machinist Philippe Lafrance
  • Production and Tour Manager Diana Catalina Cárdenas
  • Executive Director Fannie Bellefeuille
  • Director of Communications Salomé Boniface