Copresented with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Dancer/choreographer Victor Quijada eloquently deconstructs, reimagines, and applies choreographic principles to hip-hop ideology in his dance work. On the occasion of a new work created specifically for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Quijada leads this workshop in his specialized technique and repertoire.
Quijada premieres his new work for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at MCA Stage as part of an evening of new works by recipients of the prestigious Princess Grace Award (Dec 4–14).
About the Artist
Victor Quijada‘s work examines humanity through a unique fusion of aesthetics. His vision stretches into the arena of theatrical interpretation, improvisational approaches, and the visual imagery of film. A magnetic and expansive dancer, Quijada had, by age 26, moved from the hip-hop clubs of his native Los Angeles into a performance career with internationally acclaimed postmodern dance and ballet companies including THARP!, Ballet Tech, and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. Since founding RUBBERBANDance Group in 2002, Quijada has choreographed more than 24 short and evening-length works, both for the company and on commission; he has more than a dozen film credits to his name as choreographer, director, and dramaturg; and with his group has toured North America, Europe, Japan, and Mexico, including their Chicago debut in 2006 presented by MCA Stage. Quijada received the Bonnie Bird North American Award and the Peter Darrell Choreography Award in 2003, the OQAJ/RIDEAU Prize in 2009, and a Choreography Fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation in 2010. From 2007 to 2011, he was an artist-in-residence at the Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts in Montréal.
Learn more about RUBBERBANDance Group here.