Date(s) - 09/04/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Frank Venables Theatre
The Monarch and the Butterfly Effect
“What drives you?” people have asked me, and to tell you the truth I could never answer this question. La Monarca gives insight into our motivations and driving force through understanding the Monarch butterfly; it’s cycle of life and constant migration. I identify with the fourth generation of Monarchs, immigrating to Canada, bringing and passing on my knowledge to a new generation of Canadian flamenco artists.
The monarch butterfly’s sleepy transformation from its caterpillar stage is something akin to how I feel: emerging from an artistic metamorphosis and awakening to a renewed life of creative maturity.
La Monarca reflects on my continual motion, traveling between Mexico, where I was born; Spain, the Mecca of flamenco; and Canada, where I immigrated more than 27 years ago. Being a migrant between three homes, reminding me of the recurring autumn pilgrimage of the monarch butterfly between Canada and Mexico. How did they do it? Why do they do it? It is not difficult to guess it is somehow connected to survival.
La Monarca is a very personal work, but emotionally resonant with meaning to anybody’s life. La Monarca ties into many elements, which interest me, growing from diverse inspirations, small experiments, past collaborations and even some large successes on my journey. I look at these antecedents, seeing some that grew, unexpectedly, from small ideas -‐ a minor movement, a vision just glimpsed -‐brought together into this new work, emergent, beautiful and unexpected; the butterfly effect.
Monday April 9 – 7:30
Part of the Passport to Dance Series.
Tuesday February 6 – ELLES – Monday April 9 – LA MONARCA
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Adult Advance $30.00, Student Advance $15.00 Door Adult- $35, Student $17.50
Passport to Dance Adult – $27.50, Student $10.00