creative residency

Each year we offer emerging and mid-career flamenco dance artists an opportunity to research and develop a creative idea with the help of an experienced mentor.

We’re excited to announce Sara Jimenez as our 2022 mentor.

Sara Jiménez Andrés is a Dancer and choreographer, qualified by the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Reina Sofía de Granada in Spanish dance and flamenco. She received a scholarship from the Centro Andaluz de Danza in Seville under the direction of Blanca Li. Among her works as a choreographer are Una pieza sin nombre, Vía Bamba, Tápate Niña, [ETC], VARIACIÓN a tempo, Recital Flamenco, and Real de la Alhambra. In addition to her solo work, she has participated as a solo dancer with Estévez & Paños, BalletFlamenco de Andalucía, Eduardo Guerrero, Daniel Doña, Wang Ramirez among others She is currently starting a new journey as Sara Jiménez en Compañía and her opera A D I O S E S, as well as continuing to collaborate with different music and performing arts companies.

The mentee receives:

  • up to 32 hours of free studio time at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver: July 23—July 29

  • 12-16 hours of time in the studio with Sara

  • an opportunity to present a small informal sharing of the ideas that you explore

  • $1,000 fee

Flamenco Rosario asks the mentee to:

  • be present at, and complete, all studio sessions

  • focus on development as a choreographer of Flamenco dance

  • be proactive and enthusiastic in interactions with mentor – the mentee will direct the relationship

  • There is no expectation to create a finished work. This is research and development for you that you may decide to continue to work on after the residency.

  • inform Flamenco Rosario of any issues with the process as they arise

  • take part in an end-of-program evaluation

To apply:

  • Please submit a proposal for your creative idea of up to one page, along with your resume, to by June 30, 2022.

  • Only apply if you can be present for all of the dates above.

We look forward to hearing from you!