Loan Sharking presents commissioned works by Quijada and gives an overview of the many physical and lyrical possibilities in RUBBERBAND’s choreographic research.

The first half of the program contains three pieces. Dr Ib Erif, inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird, was created in 2008 for a televised event in collaboration with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Soft Watching the First Implosion, set to Antonio Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto in C minor, was created in 2005 for Peter Boal & Company; and Attempt #2 at Reinventing the Hip Hop Routine was created in 2002, set to the Dave Brubeck’s Take Five. The second part of the program, Punto Ciego Abreviado, is a shortened version of Quijada’s Punto Ciego.

The premiere of Loan Sharking took place in 2009 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, in Kahalui, Hawaii.

Produced by RUBBERBAND, Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal, and Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique. With the support of the New England Foundation for the Arts/National Dance Project, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Canada Council for the Arts.