One enters into Flamenco as one enters into religion.
RITE exposes the relationship between body, rhythm, voice and guitar. At the heart of this artistic proposition lies an intimate conversation where each element reveals itself while defining the other. La Otra Orilla’s new traditional format is thus an initiatory journey that will engage both the aficionado and the newcomer to the art of flamenco. An energetic, poetic and powerful show.
Works by acclaimed La Otra Orilla ( the other shore ) are recognizable for their unique and radical approach to flamenco, reflecting an absolutely transdisciplinary vision. The company was founded in Montreal in 2006, born of the artistic complicity of its directors, Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja. Although the artists share a profound knowledge of both the technique and spirit of flamenco acquired during their many years in Andalusia, their signature style is resolutely contemporary, actively incorporating elements from other disciplines. Poetic and often tinged with a wry humour, their works are a surprising combination of dance, vocal and instrumental music, and theatre. La Otra Orilla is a unique, bold voice rooted in the ancient art of flamenco yet projecting it with a current and audacious approach.
"To Hedi Graja’s gorgeous, elegiac voice. Allard is larger than life on stage." review by Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail