Photo: Marie-Noële Pilon
The quiet hostility, from the crazy violence to the pure sweetness, there is this micro-society that is evolving painfully, constantly struck by a form of regression from confrontations multiple within the group.
First large piece of the RUBBERBANDance group, Really slowly rises with intensity to the portrait of a society disoriented and conducted to deal with the chaos it generates. In this piece, very musical and registers the changing, the choreographer Victor Quijada us to follow the journey of ten young individuals in search of balance and softness without constantly caught up by the brutality of the world and their condition.
From the ground, the members of a strange army uniforms wash-stand delicately in a wave of acrobatics and contortions. Supported by two musicians present at the scene — Jasper Gahunia and William Lamoureux, the dancers arrive with a great fluidity and flexibility through a range of atmospheres. The quiet hostility, from the crazy violence to the pure sweetness, there is this micro-society that is evolving painfully, constantly struck by a form of regression from confrontations multiple within the group and désolidarisations of the beings that comprise it.
Powerful images punctuate the progressive examination interpreters who, sometimes predators and tormentors rise up against each other, sometimes companions in arms are healed and solidarisent ; moments in which is illustrated a magnificent job of brought, virtuoso and embodied. The hybridization between the codes of urban dance and contemporary dance pioneered by Victor Quijada for years through the method Rubberband gives rise to a flurry of spectacular. A language totally mastered and made brilliantly by the ten young performers, triggering strong emotions audible among the audience. In spite of some overlap, while returning with recurrence of the crises of panic and madness of the characters before the lull, Really slowly impresses with the consistency that manages to keep the group in the face of many ruptures of tone, which are imposed to him.
Choreography by Victor Quijada (RUBBERBANDance) in collaboration with Amara Barner, John Bui, Daniela Jezerinac, Sydney McManus, Dana Pajarillaga, Brontë Perry-Prest, Jerimy Rivera, Zack Tang, Ryan Taylor, Paco Ziel. Music : Jasper Gahunia and William Lamoureux. Presented by Dance Dance until 8 December at the Théâtre Maisonneuve.