Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance Group makes their UMass Amherst debut with their work Ever So Slightly, an exploration of the daily challenge to find balance and reflection in our lives. Drawing from the innovative choreography of Artistic Director Victor Quijada, Ever So Slightly combines live musicians with his distinct mixture of contemporary, ballet, and hip-hop. Simultaneously delivering delicacy, brutality, finesse, and high-voltage action, the work conveys all the energy contained in urgency, revolt, chaos, and flight.
Pre-performance talk in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.
$45, $35, $25; Five College Students and Youth 17 & Under: $15, $12, $10
Under40TIX become available for this performance November 4, 2019
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