In Trenzado, American citizen of Mexican heritage and Canadian choreographer Victor Quijada revisits a certain nostalgia in order to push his creative language further. Built upon the themes of roots, boundaries, homeland and loss, the piece explores our physical and emotional limits when we face removal from home, lost connections, and reconstruction. It also addresses the hopes that come with starting new.
Shaped in 2 parts and centering around a demountable aluminum structure by visual artist Sylvain Baumann, Trenzado merges contemporary dance, theatre, and a strong aesthetic aspect to reveal an unusually vulnerable Quijada. True to its genesis, the production is set to original music by Jasper Gahunia that deconstructs and reconfigures the Mexican musical genre of norteño (corrido and ranchera).
Trenzado marks, after 10 years of absence, the return of Victor Quijada to the stage as a dancer. In a poetic way, the work raises the question of what it is to be from everywhere and nowhere at the same time.