Please note that the video and photographic materials are for insight into RUBBERBANDance's previous works and do not demonstrate what will be explored in this workshop.
AMARA BARNER & SYDNEY McMANUS
Rubberband method workshop
May 27th to 31st | 9:30am to 1:00pm
Rate: DAC members - $147 | Visiting pro - $167 | Standard - $196 (taxes not included)
*This workshop is reimbursable (40% of the total cost) through the RQD Dancer Training Support Program for admissible RQD members.
Rubberband method workshop
The hallmark of the company, the RUBBERBAND Method comprises a unique choreographic vocabulary developed by Victor Quijada. It is now taught throughout the world in university programs, workshops, and master classes.
Fascinated by the raw dynamic of Hip Hop/break-dancing and the purity of classical formalism, Victor Quijada has been demolishing barriers between these contrasting dance styles for more than 15 years now. The RUBBERBAND Method initiates participants to movements issuing from the blending of urban and contemporary dance, with a focus on interpretation, decision-taking, the use of rhythmic variations, and partnering. This movement technique emphasizes transitioning from vertical to horizontal and prepares dancers with classical or contemporary training for floor work.
Workshops in the RUBBERBAND Method are offered to established professional dancers who want to diversify their expressive language, as well as to advanced dance students.
Amara Barner started training competitively at a young age from her hometown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a teenager, she traveled around the world to assist choreographers and train at numerous dance conventions including The Pulse On Tour and Intrigue Dance Convention. Her commercial work in Los Angeles and New York City provided her opportunities to teach and perform in Australia, Mexico, England and Italy. After moving to New York, she joined Isodoc Dance Group by Jeffrey Docimo, where she both created and performed works with the company. Barner joined RUBBERBAND in 2016.
Sydney hails from London, Ontario. While living in Toronto she has worked with companies such as Toes for Dance, Helix Dance Project, Alysa Pires Dance Projects, Gadfly, and Transcendance Project. Beyond her formal training she has participated in international workshops where she worked with and performed works by MADBOOTS Dance, Kate Wallich, Colleen Snell and others. In addition to her dance training she studied at OCAD University in visual arts and design. Aside from her work with the company, she explores her own work as an artist through movement as well as a visual practice. McManus joined RUBBERBAND in 2016.