DANCE CRUSH
PLACE/IS A CITY WRITTEN ON THIS BODY?
ROSANNA TERRACCIANO (CALGARY)
FEBRUARY 28 AND 29 | 8 P.M.

DANCE CRUSH
PLACE/IS A CITY WRITTEN ON THIS BODY?
ROSANNA TERRACCIANO (CALGARY)
FEBRUARY 28 AND 29 | 8 P.M.

photo by Citrus Photos

PLACE/Is a city written on this body?

is a trilogy of cities — Napoli, Calgary, Madrid/Sevilla/Barcelona — exploring each city’s respective story of significant professional, personal and bodily impact.


“Terracciano’s work is daring. It is powerful. It is feminine. It is poetic…The sensitive balance between past and present is written all over her work.”
– Myriam Allard, co-Artistic Director of La Otra Orilla (Montreal)

“Terracciano’s work highlights and also offers contrasts of cultural, political and social content that belong to her and to flamenco itself. Through her work, I have come to know a type of flamenco that — reaching us from another corner of the world — walks in unison with contemporary approaches within the dance and movement arts of today.” – Juan Carlos Lérida, Founder of Flamenco Empirico (Barcelona)

ARTIST BIO

Rosanna Terracciano experiments within and around the boundaries of flamenco, dance, contemporary performance and short film, driven by an urgency to expose the vulnerable and introverted aspects of flamenco dance. Her work has been presented throughout Canada and Europe, including: performances of her solo works at the Bienal de Flamenco (Seville), Coetani Experimental Flamenco Festival (Athens), Flamenco Empirico (Barcelona), Expanse Festival (Edmonton), Fluid Festival (Calgary) and an intimate studio tour to Berlin, London and Vienna; and film screenings at the Âjagemô art space at the Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa), Reeling Dance on Screen (Edmonton), Prairie Tales (Alberta), Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (Calgary), Festival of Recorded Movement’s Moving/Forward (Canada tour), Festival of Flamenco Short Films (Madrid/Brazil), Athens Video Dance Project (Greece) and the Breaking Boundaries in Flamenco Symposium at Oberlin College (Ohio). Her writing has been published in The Dance Current online, and she has participated in individual creation residencies at The Banff Centre, Dancers’ Studio West, DJD Dance Centre and Studio Pleamar (Montreal). In 2018, she created the ongoing online short film project, a quiet flamenco (http://www.aquietflamenco.com). Most recently, in 2019, she was invited to the Dusseldorf Flamenco Festival to lead workshops and to participate as a dancer in a new research/creation project choreographed by Barcelona-based Juan Carlos Lérida — a project that will bring her to Barcelona in September to perform in a new production that will open the 2019/2020 season at Mercat de les Flors. She is the 2017 recipient of the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize for dance from the Canada Council for the Arts. For a full portfolio of her professional work, visit: http://www.rosannaflamenco.com

COLLABORATOR NAMES

Interpreted by Rosanna Terracciano. Choreographed by Rosanna Terracciano, Myriam Allard and Juan Carlos Lérida.