THE HUBBARD COLLECTIVE / ViHu DANCE – FiftyFifty
July 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm$15.00 - $20.00
Two new works by two exciting, emerging companies, The Hubbard Collective and ViHu Dance.
The Hubbard Collective’s “The Devil’s Friend” tells the story of Fernâo de Hutra, a man who becomes infatuated with a woman that he could never have. He would give anything to be with her; including signing over his life to darkness. Through the rhythmic beats of Barbatuques and the visual storytelling of the Hubbard Collective, this folktale adaptation will take you on a funky journey of enchantment.
ViHu Dance presents “Behind Closed Doors,” a collection of shorts works by choreographer Victor Hugo that give voice to that which is rarely spoken.
Irishia Hubbard is a Lancaster, South Carolina native that began her dance training at the age of three. Notably, she has appeared on tv shows such as Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance. Irishia graduated in 2016 from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Educational Sciences and B.F.A. in Dance Choreography. While completing her undergraduate studies she was a member of Donald McKayle’s Etude Ensemble, and was awarded the first Donald McKayle scholarship for her choreography, dance performance, and commitment to outreach. Concurrent with her achievements in performance and choreography, Irishia has maintained a deep passion for dance pedagogy made evident in her creation of Shining Stars; a dance outreach program for underprivileged youth in Orange County. Her other roles include teaching at Idyllwild Arts and being the artistic director of The Hubbard Collective. Website: http://www.thehubbardcollective.com / Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_hubbard_collective
Victor Hugo has danced all his life at family gatherings and always wanted to dance professionally. Throughout the years, he has studied different styles of dance including jazz, ballet, modern, musical theatre dance, contemporary, African, and Brazilian. Graduating from California State University of Fullerton (CSUF) in 2017, he created abstract movement company ViHu Dance, which had its premiere the same year at Synthesis IV, coordinated by FUSE Dance Company. As a dancer, Diaz has danced for a variety of SoCal & bi-coastal companies & choreographers over the years, including Holly Johnston, founder of Ledges and Bones; Melanie Kay Rosa, chair of the Fullerton College Dance Department; Vicious Circle, founded by Valerie Cabag; and Delineation Dance Company, founded by Lisa M. Anderson and Devon Smith.