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Atlantic Flamenco Festival: La Zambra

Halifax continues to rumble during the 5th annual Atlantic Flamenco Festival, which runs October 2nd through 20th. The city’s thriving flamenco communi…

Compañía Azul: Flamenco Made in Atlantic Canada

This Friday and Saturday (September 10th and 11th) in Halifax, Compañía Azul presents their debut full-length production Seven Curses. According…

Flamenco Rosario: Mis Hermanas

Tonight in Vancouver, Flamenco Rosario closes its run of Mis Hermanas, a multimedia production that touches home for Artistic Director Rosario Ancer.

Rosanna Terracciano

Last weekend, Rosanna Terracciano presented work with Myriam Allard and company La Otra Orilla in Calgary and Edmonton.

Scotiabank Dance Centre news

Mirna Zagar, executive director of Vancouver's Scotiabank Dance Centre, was presented a medallion in recognition of her work in de...

Fall for Flamenco Festival 2009

Here’s a quick glimpse of Maria Osende (accompanied by Chris Cookson, Gina Burgess, and Dan MacNeil) at the program launch of the Fall for Flamenco Festival 2009, which kicks off tomorrow through to the 30th in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Toronto International Flamenco Festival 2009

Yesterday, the 2009 Toronto International Flamenco Festival opened its 5-day run of workshops, with a main performance event on October 24th.

Dance Centre announces Isadora Awards recipients

Isadora Awards for Excellence in Choreography, Excellence in Performance and Excellence in Teaching were awarded to Rosario Ancer,…

 

A Flamenco Memoir 

By Kaija Pepper “‘Mis Hermanas’: Thicker than water: My Sisters and I” Rosario Ancer

Rosario Ancer, artistic director of Flamenco Rosario, is Vancouver’s flamenco diva, and the ninety-minute show is half voice-over memoir and half – the best part – dance.

 

In Search of Flamenco Puro 

By Bridget Cauthery "Escencia Flamenca" Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company

Sometimes a period of absence – or abstinence – from a particular dance form can result in the acquisition of new perspective, allowing one to view a performance with fresh eyes and ears.  

 

Flamenco with an Asian Touch 

By Kaija Pepper “Café de Chinitas” Mozaico Flamenco

Every flamenco show needs at least one inspired soloist, a bailaora (flamenco dancer) who sets the audience’s pulse beating faster. Kasandra, the lead dancer of Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre, was certainly that during the company’s one-night only premiere of “Café de Chinitas” at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. 

 

A Flamenco Transposition 

By Philip Szporer “Azafran Or Rouge” Ballet Flamenco Arte de España

What happens when a Québécois play is transposed into the language of flamenco? For Laura Lynne McGee, the result is “Azafran Or Rouge”. The latest show by Montréal’s Ballet Flamenco Arte de España, “Azafran Or Rouge” recently played the long and narrow Club Soda nightclub, a renconverted old movie house with floor and balcony seating, that these days mainly books music concerts.

 

Questions of Contrast 

Asht Nayika: Eight Different Heroines Usha Gupta

Usha Gupta’s “Asht Nayika” was the first performance in the 25th anniversary season presented by the Brian Webb Dance Company in Edmonton. This fusion exploration brought together kathak dance, Usha Gupta’s South Asian form, as well as flamenco and modern dance to explore the central theme translated as “Eight different states of women.” 

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