As the holiday Nutcracker ads flood our inboxes like clockwork, I've happily welcomed e mails leading me to budding modern dance companies and artists in recent weeks.  In particular, The Canadian based, RUBBERBANDance Group, has caught my attention.

Nowadays, it's all about blending movement styles and techniques. RUBBERBAND seems to do this flawlessly. Like no company I've seen thus far, they find a way to mesh the athleticism of break dancing with the fluidity and ease of a modern movement aesthetic. The choreography is intimate and nuanced. Like a Hollywood stage fight, the composition enhances tension while emphasizing flow. If that isn't enough, they produce wonderful 'dance on film'. They're the real deal and I can't get enough. Take a few minutes to view their rep reel. You'll "mmmmm" with me.