(Vancouver International Flamenco Festival) mandate
The mandate of Flamenco Rosario is to develop artists as well as dance and music works in the style and tradition of flamenco. A unique quality of flamenco is that it continues to develop and evolve as a cultural form while still maintaining strong ties with tradition and history. Flamenco Rosario was founded in 1989, registered as a BC nonprofit society in 1997 and registered as a charity in 1999. As an interpreter of flamenco dance, Artistic Director Rosario Ancer is interested in the continuing growth and evolution of the art form, rather than simply reiterating its past. The company explores the possibilities of flamenco by crossing boundaries of history and culture, incorporating dancers from other dance traditions, international dance artists, musicians and vocalists into the development of new work.
Ongoing activities for Flamenco Rosario include the popular Cuadro Flamenco series featuring traditional dance styles, the Flamenco Festival showcasing local and national and international guest artists, and Mainstage performances allowing for artistic experimentation. The company continues to honor the rich flamenco tradition and to produce presentations which stretch the boundaries and evolution of the art form.
Listing last confirmed: Aug. 18, 2016