Los Cuatro Vientos

  Los Cuatro Vientos <p “style:text-align= left;”> Los Cuatro Vientos tells the story of Canada’s development into a pluralistic society. It refers to “The Four Powers” or “Four Directions”: an aboriginal belief –shared by several cultures around the globe—that there are gifts or powers coming from different wind directions that…

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La Monarca

The monarch butterfly’s sleepy transformation from its caterpillar stage is akin to how I felt when I began researching La Monarca: The Monarch and the Butterfly Effect. It was as if I was emerging from an artistic metamorphosis and awakening to a renewed life of creative maturity with its freedom to…

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Mis Hermanas

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 in Vancouver, Canada. Through narratives, dance, sound effects, stills and video projections, the audience is taken on a journey from…

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Raices

“RAICES: An Exploration of the Tangled Roots of Flamenco” Spain’s musical and cultural roots are as layered complex as the country’s history. Consequently, one can easily discovered the tangled roots of Flamenco with a little excavation. Flamenco’s oldest roots are traced back to Indian subcontinent, more specifically Northwest India and what…

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Quadrilogue Affective

“Quadrilogue Affective” Intertwining artistic, relational and personal facets of their respective engagement in flamenco art, Quadrilogue Affective is conceived as a four-part dialogue between two highly regarded couples at opposing stages of their professional careers. As intergenerational exchange of shifting views in movement, this paradigmatic work brings together a celebrated…

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Flamenco Ayer y Hoy

Ayer y Hoy (Then & Now) This presentation demonstrates how Flamenco was traditionally performed and how it has changed and evolved as it has moved onto the world stage. The Past/Then In the past flamenco was performed as family entertainment, after work, at weddings or social gatherings. By the mid-1800s,…

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