Mis Hermanas tells the personal story and recalls the memories of Rosario Ancer growing up in Mexico, her dreams of becoming a dancer, her journey to Spain and her arrival to Vancouver, Canada. Through narrative, dance, sound effects, stills and video projections, the audience will be taken on a journey from Mexico to Spain and from Spain to Canada. Flamenco Rosario is breaking new and exciting ground: recreating a profile of each sister through the magic of a child’s memory, through music and dance and exploring the journey to other countries, cultures and times.
Show creator Rosario Ancer will be joined on stage by seven other flamenco dancers/choreographers, including: Marién Luévano (Mexico), Fiona Malena (Calgary), Juliana Pulford (Ottawa), Katherine Oliveri (Montréal), Christina Tremblay (Chicoutimi, Québec), Melanie Meyers (Vancouver) and Deborah Dawson (Vancouver). Musical Director and flamenco master Victor Kolstee will direct a team of musicians including: guitarist Miguel Ramos, Gypsy singer Angelita la del Lito (Spain), and percussionist Alvaro Rubio (Mexico).
Mis Hermanas, which is tied to contemporary Mexican, Spanish and Canadian Culture, received critical acclaim when it premiered in 2008 and is Flamenco Rosario’s most ambitious project to date. This production was awarded with a 2009 Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography and toured Mexico in 2010 including dates in the renowned Teatro de la Danza del Instituto National de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Mis Hermanas has been selected as part of Made in BC’s 2012-2013 season of contemporary dance and will tour to venues within this presenting network at Nanaimo, Whitehorse, Kelowna & Golden.