RUBBERBANDance GROUP- Creative Shareback: Our Origin Stories

RUBBERBANDance GROUP- Creative Shareback: Our Origin Stories

Monday, November 18, 2019, 7:00 pm
A conversation presented by the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center.Free and open to the public.

Please join RUBBERBANDance GROUP for a community conversation with artistic director and choreographer Victor Quijada, music collaborator Jasper Gahunia and dancers. Victor will share his origin story and present excerpts from his solo work and discuss the music collaboration. The audience is invited to engage in a dialogue with the company, sharing their own personal stories and perspectives on themes of origin, homeland and identity. Victor Quijada was born in Los Angeles. His parents are Mexican immigrants and his choreography pays homage to his street dance origins. RBDG's is known for their distinct mixture of contemporary, ballet and hip-hop dance moves.

Sharebacks: These community conversations are a key element to the development/building a deeper relationship with the different communities surrounding the presenting venue. During the 19-20 tour of Ever So Slightly, choreographer Victor Quijada, music collaborator Jasper Gahunia and dancers will engage in the Share-Backs. Victor will share his origin story and present excerpts from his solo and discuss the music collaboration. The audience is invited to engage in the dialogue with the company, sharing their own personal stories and perspectives on themes of origin, homeland and identity. Victor is excited to take these talks to the community. They can be organized in studios, on campus, in community centers, church halls etc to maximize reaching the surrounding population

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

Australis AquacultureArtisan Beverage CooperativeBenjamin CompanyBerkshire Brewing CompanyCohn and Company Real Estate AgencyCommunity CreditCommon CapitalCommunity Foundation of Western MassachusettsConnecticut River InternistsDean's BeansEasthampton Savings BankFirstLight GDF SueznaGill TavernGoff MediaGreat Falls HarvestGreen River FestivalGreenfield Community CollegeGreenfield Cooperative BankGreenfield Savings BankLootMassachusetts Cultural CouncilMontague WebWorksNortheast SolarPeople's PintRainmaker ConsultingThe RendezvousSolar Store of GreenfieldStobierski and ConnorTold VideoTrue North TransitTurn It Up

Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!