commissioned works

Our new Commissioned Works program, Buena Mezcla, supports the research and development of performance that converses with Flamenco dance and/or music. We’re curious of the new directions the form can take through cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and experimental collaboration.

In 2021 artists, Ralph Escamillan and Linda Hayes, presented their work...

Dec 4, 7pm @ the Annex

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photo Joe Bulawan

Ralph Escamillan’s a queer, Canadian-Filipinx performance artist, teacher and community leader based on the unseeded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Selilwitulh Nations, so-called Vancouver, BC. He is trained in a breadth of dance styles such as Street, Commercial and Contemporary. With FakeKnot he creates inclusive performance works that strive to understand the complexities of identity and culture through costume, sound, technology and the body. The past, present and future influences his diasporic background, while acknowledging Queer, Trans, Black and Latinx folks that have founded communities he belongs to today—creating a truly unique choreographic and curatorial perspective.

photo Liz Rosa

Linda Hayes has been working as a choreographer and educator of music and dance for over 25 years. Born in Winnipeg, MB, she studied with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in the professional program where she has trained in all genres of dance, with Flamenco being her forte. Most of her recent choreographies have been fusion works of Flamenco with Contemporary and Classical styles. Linda visits Spain yearly to study and perform. Her teachers include Rocio Molina, Ana Morales, Marco Flores, Belen Maya, Gala Vivancos, Eduardo Gerrero and Concha Jareno. As a pianist, Linda is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor's degree in Piano and Music Theory. She operates a music studio in Surrey, teaching Classical, Jazz and Latin to students from beginner to advanced.