a quiet flamenco - Claire Marchand

a quiet flamenco with Manitoba-born Claire Marchand.
This ongoing project exposes the introverted, vulnerable and muted aspects of flamenco dance through film, one artist at a time. It began in 2018 with portraits of prolific flamenco artists from across Canada at different stages of their careers, was initiated with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and led to creator Rosanna Terracciano being awarded the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize for Dance.

  • Rosanna Terracciano
  • Claire Marchand
    Key Cast
  • Rosanna Terracciano
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    dance on film, experimental flamenco, screendance, videodance, flamenco, dance, contemporary dance, cinedance, dance for the camera
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2018
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  • Spazio Performativo, Mile Zero Dance
    March 1, 2020
  • Particle + Wave Festival, EMMEDIA [Installation]
    Calgary, Alberta
    February 1, 2019
Director Biography - Rosanna Terracciano

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. Critical to her art practice is her identity as an Italian-Canadian born in Calgary, dedicated to uncovering the many possibilities of flamenco and to giving place to her work and the tradition of her art form within the context of where she lives. 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), National Arts Centre online (Ottawa), Mile Zero Dance Dance (Edmonton), Stream of Dance Festival (Regina) and Fluid Festival (Calgary); and film screenings at the Âjagemô art space at the Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa), Reeling Dance on Screen (Edmonton), EMMEDIA’s Particle + Wave Festival (Calgary), Prairie Tales (Alberta), Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (Calgary), Festival of Recorded Movement's (FORM’s) Moving/Forward (Canada tour), dance: made in Canada (Toronto), 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. In 2018, she created the ongoing online short film project, a quiet flamenco. In 2019, she participated in creation and production residencies at the Dusseldorf Flamenco Festival and Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) under the direction of Barcelona-based choreographer Juan Carlos Lérida, culminating in performances that opened the 2019-2020 season at the Mercat. She was Associate Artist at Dancers’ Studio West for the 2020-2022 seasons and is the 2017 recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts' Jacqueline Lemieux Prize for dance.

“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)

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