Posted on April 30, 2013
Canadian company RUBBERBANDance Group (pictured) come to the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room this week, dancing Gravity of Center, an explosive blend of ballet and hip hop.
The company was founded by Victor Quijada, a former street dancer from Los Angeles, and his classically trained partner Anne Plamondon. RUBBERBANDance Group featured in Sadler’s Wells Breakin’ Convention in 2004, while Quijada recently created the acclaimed Second Coming for Scottish Dance Theatre.
Gravity of Center shows a community in crisis, with the tension between the need to be part of a group and the urge to strike out alone. The work was inspired by the collapse of Lehman Bros and the recession.
The show is at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room from May 2 to 3. For tickets, see http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk or call the box office on 0844 847 9910.