A new program to promote and widely disseminate francophone dance around British Columbia.
táctil is the exploration of sound and rhythm and their intersections with texture and aesthetics. Four flamenco dancers experiment with the elemental sonic potential of wood, sand, metal, and water. Steeped in tradition and inspired by the contemporary, the bodies, hands, voices and feet of the dancers make individual music and engage in a collective interplay where the unexpected is invited and celebrated. Like a jazz ensemble in perfect communication, the sonic textures created in the natural environment reveal surprising possibilities.
Andrea, Dayna, Maria, and Michelle appeared in Coetáni Experimental Flamenco Festival, a unique festival in Athens/Greece. Organized by the non-profit organization PLAYGROUND for the arts, it brings to focus the most subversive side of this popular Spanish art form.
Dayna Szyndrowski presented and both her and Maria Avila performed in Vuelo Obligado. They took the role of musician and dancer, searching for the frame of mind required to survive a metaphoric thousand-mile journey with relentless forward motion, commitment, and endurance.
Andrea appeared in Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre’s production Three Sides of a Coin, Nov 28th, 2015 with Kasandra “La China” (flamenco), Ashley Kirkham (Arabic dance), Joel Hanna (tap and Irish dance), Davide Sampaolo and Tim Gerwing (percussion)!
Andrea appeared in Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre’s production at the Scotiabank Dance Theatre (Vancouver) performing with Kasandra “LaChina” (flamenco), Ashley Kirkham (Arabic dance), and members of the Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre!
Andrea was invited to perform her solo work “October” as part of the NewWorks: Dance AllSorts in October, 2014!
With: Farnaz Ohadi (Persian cante), Gareth Owen (flamenco guitar), Peter Mole (flamenco guitar), Saina Khaledi (Santour), Liam Macdonald (percussion), Tim Gerwing (doumbek), and Michelle Harding (palmas).
Poetry by: Mahtab Moaalem
Synopsis: In the Moslem tradition, every man or woman who has earned too much in a year, after taking care of his/her household and giving to those less fortunate, should use the excess income to go to Mecca (Saudi Arabia) and perform the “Hajj”, a ritualistic performance which includes turning around Mecca. This is often something that most devout look forward to and talk about with great honor. This performance explores the idea of the journey to one’s Beloved as a pilgrimage to Mecca and the spiritual searching it takes to find this love.