Quadrilogue Affective

Flamenco Rosario

Developed in collaboration with Caroline Planté (Montreal) and Mariano Cruceta (Madrid) through two artistic residencies at The Banff Centre in April 2014 and at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in February 2015 where it will also premiered. Flamenco Rosario has undertaken the development of a new contemporary flamenco work, Quadrilogue Affective, as a four-part dialogue between two highly regarded flamenco couples at opposing stages of their professional careers.

Intertwining artistic, relational and personal facets of their respective engagement in flamenco art, Quadrilogue Affective embodies an intergenerational exchange of shifting views in movement, where the four artists will present multiple intercrossing narratives questioning the established roles, attributes and vectors of creation of the form, while setting the stage for an intimate, inspiring and accessible discourse about countless reversals of life: past and future, masculinity and femininity, corporeality and musicality, togetherness and solitude in creating and being.




Flamenco Rosario was founded in 1989 by Rosario Ancer and Victor Kolstee. The Company is graced by local talent and guest artists of the highest caliber from around the globe. Flamenco Rosario toured internationally with its award-winning production Mis Hermanas in Mexico in 2010, for which Artistic Director Rosario Ancer was awarded the Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography and honored with the “The Mayor’s Arts Award 2012” in Dance for her significant and lasting contribution to the creative life in the city. The Company completed a successful provincial tour with Mis Hermanas in the spring of 2013 with presentations in BC and the Yukon, and will be touring again with La Monarca, in Spring 2018. Flamenco Rosario is known for its spirited, fiery, creative and original performances and collaborations. The company continues to honor both the rich flamenco tradition and producing contemporary presentations that transcends geography and culture.
Rosario Ancer, Victor Kolstee, Mariano Cruceta, Caroline Planté, Gerald King, Katrina Dunn, Manuel Soto, Tim Matheson
As is often the case with our company, a wealth of educational opportunities can be offered along tour dates in presenting venues such as dance and guitar workshops that would be beneficial to amateurs and professionals and a Q+A session after the performance to create a dialogue about intergenerational differences and gender perceptions. Quadrilogue Affective is an artistic allegory of life whose wide embrace touches grand narratives of history, becoming, youth and age as well as gender identities, altruism, and eventually finding oneself meaning through never-ending dialogues with others. The work embodies such universal dialogues and render them accessible in a popular format to a broad and diverse audience including youth, adults and elders, educated and less educated individuals as well Canadians from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Title of Work: Quadrilogue Affective
  • Premiere Date and Venue/Location: February 25, 26, 27 and 28, 8:00 PM – Premiere presentations at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby, BC
  • This project is a: full length work (General Audience)
  • Length in Minutes (including intermission): 60 minutes
  • Is there an intermission: no
  • Number of Performers on Tour: 5
  • Number of Support Staff on Tour: 2
  • Per-Performance Fee Range: $2500-5000
  • Available to Tour (Season): 2019/20 Season

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Informations complémentaires

An approx. 75″ x 30″ table 12
armless chairs
3 floor mics
3 wireless mics

Lighting requirements for Quadrilogue Affective:
Lighting for Quadrilogue Affective is based on most typical Theatre’s ‘House Hang” General details are as follows:
9 areas:
Overhead- 3 clr top/bks, – red blu and OW in each area
Tip washes: gobo tip, and warm tip in each area or Gobo full stage gobo wash broken into SR CS and SL areas ( touring company can provide gobos + color)
8 specials or equivalent 2 or 3 x IQ Mirror in the FOH – (DS of dance floor) , with the ability to reach all corners of the performing area.
Side Lx- 1 shin-buster Fresnel or 6×9 in each leg opening (standard ‘house’ leg configuration)
2 floating shin-busters along apron Foh – area wash (cool and warm)
Cyc – Stock Red and Blue cyc wash
Typical Computer board capable of running multi-part ques.

Contact Information/Coordonnées

  • Company Name / Nom de la compagnie: Flamenco Rosario
  • Address / Adresse: Scotiabank Dance Centre, Level 6 – 677 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
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  • Contact Person / Personne-ressource: Rosario Ancer
  • Phone / Téléphone: (604)-428-2990
  • Email / Courriel: rosarioancer@flamencorosario.org
  • Website: www.flamencorosario.org

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