Festivals and Collaborations


Des arts dehors / Arts Outside

táctil 2017

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.



Coetáni Experimental Flamenco Festival

November 2-4, 2016

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.



El Jaleo

July 10, 2016

BLueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, North Vancouver, BC

Andrea appeared in Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy’s production of El Jaleo, July 2016. She performed her solo work “Cartas de Sevilla” in bata de cola.

Three Sides of a Coin

Three Sides of a Coin

November 28, 2015

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)!



Viñetas del Mozaico

March 1, 2015

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!


Raices - Alas - Andrea

Dance AllSorts

October, 2014

Andrea was invited to perform her solo work “October” as part of the NewWorks: Dance AllSorts in October, 2014!


New Works presents inspiring dance performances and manages and mentors individual artists and dance companies to build the Vancouver dance scene and make dance more accessible to the public

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Friday November 8, 2013

Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island

Raíces y Alas Flamenco was invited to perform in the 2013 Vancouver International Flamenco Festival! vancouverflamencofestival.org

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.