RUBBERBAND: Ever So Slightly
Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.
Founded in 2002 by Victor Quijada, RUBBERBAND immediately imposed itself in Canada and abroad as an explosive one-of-a-kind dance troupe. In their very first year of activity, RUBBERBAND brought well-honed forms that deconstructed several principles of urban dance to the stage.
In Victor Quijada’s Ever So Slightly, 10 dancer-athletes in top form explore the behavioral mechanisms and reflexes we develop against the ceaseless flow of irritants that bombard us in our daily lives. Most of us long for calm and resilience, but how do we get to a zone where noise and aggressivity no longer have a place? Simultaneously delivering delicacy, brutality, finesse and high-voltage action, the choreographer conveys all the energy contained in urgency, revolt, chaos and flight.
“There are moments when, true to their name, the group's five performers move together as if connected like a rubber band.” –The Guardian
The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series
This event is part of the Visiting Artist Series. The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series features regional, national and international artists who visit the University of Maryland for performances and other activities. Beyond the stunning work these artists bring to the stage, they are also committed to extensive engagement that creates exciting connections with students and the community. During their time at UMD, members of RUBBERBAND will have engaged in:
- Class visits in the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Support for this Performance
This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Health + Safety
Patrons attending University of Maryland arts events are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. We continue to encourage audiences to wear a mask and stay current with vaccinations and boosters. Please see our Health & Safety information page for information about what to expect during your visit.