Build collaborative opportunities among artists of different disciplines with the goal of creating, producing and presenting works that are related to flamenco in Canada and in other countries.
Promote flamenco knowledge and education, promote development of this art form in any possible way, be it creational works, productions, shows or classes in Canada and internationaly.
About La Otra Orilla
LA OTRA ORILLA (the other shore)
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 years spent in Andalusia, to suggest a hybrid flamenco language that is modern and poetic; that explores the traditions of this art form, all the while being firmly rooted in the present. A recent work, _El12_, was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto) in 2010.
« The Montreal flamenco troupe Compagnie La Otra Orilla is truly original... By the end, the company had come and conquered. » The Globe and Mail