231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario

DanceWorks presents El12

by acclaimed Montreal flamenco company La Otra Orilla

DanceWorks, this city's longest-running contemporary dance series, presents the Toronto premiere of El12, by acclaimed Montreal-based flamenco troupe La Otra Orilla (The Other Shore), running Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 at Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre.

Infused with the spirit of Spain's Andalusia, El12 is a work for a dancer and four musicians that embodies the 12 beats essential to flamenco. The number 12 is the starting point for this piece, representing the beginning and the end, the universal concept of the relentless march of time.

Since 2005, dancer/choreographer Myriam Allard and singer/director Hedi “el Moro” Graja have been using their intimate knowledge of the nuances of flamenco to create stunning performances that exemplify the traditions of this Andalusian art form in a contemporary setting.

Both Allard and Graja have spent years mastering the form, training and performing in Seville, Madrid and across Europe. For El12, they are joined by guitarist/composer Caroline Planté, guitarist Kraig Adams and percussionist Éric Breton.

“We are left totally stunned, jolted by the magnetic energy that heats up the stage and theatre… We realize that these are magical moments, which won’t be repeated anytime soon. La Otra Orilla is a name to remember.. run to see them!” - (La Presse)

DanceWorks presents El12 by
acclaimed Montreal flamenco company La Otra Orilla
Part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps
a piece for a dancer and four musicians
Enwave Theatre | 231 Queens Quay West
Friday April 23 and Saturday April 24, 2010 | 8PM

Choreographed/danced by Myriam Allard
Artistic direction/singing by Hedi “el moro” Graja
Guitars by Caroline Planté and Kraig Adams | Percussion by Éric Breton
Music by Caroline Planté
Video by Geneviève Allard
Lighting design by Pascal Turmel
Costume design by Susana Vera

Tickets: $28 (Discounts for students, seniors, groups, equity)
Box Office: 416-973-4000 or online at www.danceworks.ca

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