2024 Guggenheim Fellow Choreographer, Victor Quijada’s particularly intimate new work, Second Chances, is inspired by his experience in Los Angeles as a first-generation Mexican American. Returning to the stage as a performer, Victor explores themes of identity and homeland. The show includes excerpts from Trenzado, which features a soundtrack by composer and DJ Jasper Gahunia, sampling traditional Mexican norteño music (corridos and ranchera). In addition to Trenzado, this repertory program also includes Commissions Suite, a reconstruction of two works originally choreographed by Quijada for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Physikal Linguistiks) and Scottish Dance Theater (Second Coming). A soundtrack by Jasper Gahunia provides the landscape as seven performers navigate the chaos.

Second Chances invites Quijada and the audience to delve deep inside themselves, reflecting on origin, belonging, and displacement, between universal questions and intimate, personal thoughts.

This performance is supported in part by the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation
The presentation of RUBBERBAND was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.
This presentation was made possible by the Green Fund, an eco-touring initiative developed by RUBBERBAND in collaboration with Pentacle.