La Otra Orilla is truly at the forefront of contemporary flamenco. Revisiting the codes of this dance form originally from Andalusia, the company has developed its own unique style. Since 2006, Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja have been presenting culture- blending shows. This new work enlists the rich contrasts between winter and flamenco to compose a saga of distant places, foreignness and exile. It constructs a world where vigorous dance, naturally infused with warmth, collides with an imaginary land of ice, in a fusion deftly enhanced by the music, sets, lighting and costumes. A flamenco tale set somewhere in the frozen North.
Photo © Levent Erutku.
After studying in Seville and Madrid, Quebecer Myriam Allard pursued dance studies with masters who, like Israel Galván, combined purity of form with modernity. In Andalusia she met the multidisciplinary artist Hedi Graja, who had studied theatre and classical singing in France. She travelled the world performing with various troupes while he completed his studies and began a career as an actor. In 2005 they met up once again in Montreal,...Read more about Myriam Allard + Hedi Graja
Works by La Otra Orilla are recognizable for their unique and radical approach to flamenco, reflecting an absolutely trans-disciplinary vision. Based on the collaboration between dancer and choreographer Myriam Allard and singer-director Hedi Graja, this company embodies and celebrates the timeless and universal appeal of flamenco. The artistic directors rely on their in-depth knowledge of the nuances and modes of this art, acquired over many...Read more about La Otra Orilla
An original creation by Myriam Allard, Hedi Graja.
On stage Myriam Allard, Hedi Graja, Miguel Medina, Guillaume Rivard.
Direction and scenography Hedi Graja.
Choreography Myriam Allard.
Rehearsal director David Rancourt.
Music Gaël Lane-Lépine, Miguel Medina, Arthur Champagne, Antonio Vivaldi, Domenico Scarlatti, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II.
Lights Julie Basse.
Costumes – Design and development Stéphanie Rodrigue.
Costumes – Development and tailoring Estelle Foisy.
La Otra Orilla wishes to thank Marianne Thériault and Michèle Gagné for their input and contribution to the costumes.
With the support of Quai 5160 – Maison de la culture de Verdun, Centre Culturel NDG – Salle Iro-Tembeck, Arsenal contemporary art / Danse Danse.