Dance Allsorts: Raices y Alas Flamenco
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Roundhouse Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Sunday April 24, 2016
Evergreen Cultural Centre
1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
2pm Performance, followed by a Q&A with the Artists
3:15pm Free workshop, open to all ages and abilities
The April edition of Dance Allsorts will see the debut of táctil (“tactile”), a new piece by Raices y Alas Flamenco that explores the possibilities of percussive dance, and the manipulation of sound using different surface mediums in a collaborative environment. The performance brings together four dancers: Andrea Williams, Michelle Harding, Maria Avila, and Dayna Szyndrowski, placing them on unexpected dance surfaces in order to explore a range of sonic texture in their footwork’s music. Created in collaboration between the four artists, and live musicians, the piece weaves together individual styles in a rhythmic synthesis, examining contemporary expressions of flamenco and tap dance.
The Raíces y Alas Flamenco Project was conceived by Andrea Williams as a platform for the exploration of the traditions of the art of flamenco and its contemporary expansion in Canada. Since its theatre debut in 2009, it has already had a run of four highly regarded and successful shows over as many years, giving participating artists (flamenco and non-flamenco alike) a unique opportunity to present new and experimental material. The project is a growing, boundary-pushing series in the flamenco scene.
Image: David Cooper