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ABOUT THE SHOW Join us for an evening of grace, beauty, and technique, as we
ABOUT THE SHOW
Join us for an evening of grace, beauty, and technique, as we present two distinct forms of dance in one program.
Jhoely Triana Flamenco performs Arboles (Trees)
Featuring live flamenco music and dance, Arboles (Trees) uses the metaphor of trees to represent how we must honour our roots and gather strength from our past to reach new heights so that we can share our lived experiences with our community and spread the seeds of empathy and compassion. Colombia-born, Vancouver based Flamenco dancer Jhoely Triana is joined by singer Pat Keith and guitarist Peter Mole, both of whom have been performing Flamenco for over 25 years.
Isak Enquist performs Zealous Fervour, choreographed by Eowynn and Isak Enquist
Isak and Eowynn Enquist are two incredible up-and-coming contemporary dancers who have worked with some of the biggest dance companies in BC including Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Radical System Art, and Wei Wei Dance among others. They have collectively choreographed this piece, performed solo by Isak Enquist, which will premiere at Evergreen Cultural Centre in 2023.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
JHOELY TRIANA | Jhoely Triana, born in Colombia, is a Vancouver based flamenco dancer and choreographer. Jhoely trained at the Goh Ballet Academy, completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance at Simon Fraser University, and now continues her artistic development with the mentorship of Kasandra “La China” and Oscar Nieto at Al Mozaico Flamenco as well as Rosario Ancer at Rosario Flamenco. She has presented work at the Victoria Flamenco Festival, Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, the Dance Centre’s 12 Min Max, Vines Festival, New Works Summer Series, and BC Culture Days.
Jhoely’s love of Flamenco has led her to train with acclaimed artists such as Rapico Jose Carmona, El Farru, Emilio Ochando, Ivan Vargas, Adela Campallo, Alicia Marquez and Claudia Cruz among others. Jhoely’s work emphasizes connection to the audience through authenticity of emotion and vulnerability.
ISAK ENQUIST, DANCER/CHOREOGRAPHER | Isak Enquist is a dance artist and experimental musician/sound designer living on occupied and unceded territories of the Səl̓ílwətaʔ, Skwxwú7mesh, and xʷməθkwəy̓əm nations. Raised in the Kootenays/Ktunaxa of Canada, Isak began formal training in Shotokan Karate-Do before post-secondary dance education at Simon Fraser University and Modus Operandi (Vancouver), as well as training intensives with The Ailey School (New York/Italy) and Springboard Danse Montréal. He has worked professionally with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Compagnie Vision Impure, Dance Victoria, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Amber Funk Barton (the response.), CAMP, Mascall Dance, Generous Mess, Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, Corporeal Imago, and Anne Plamondon Productions (Montréal). Touring with these companies have included performances across Canada, USA, Europe and Israel.
EOWYNN ENQUIST, CHOREOGRAPHER | Eowynn Enquist (She/her) is a dance maker/performer who lives and works on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.
Eowynn’s work in dance involves many roles including; interpreter, collaborator, rehearsal director, teacher, choreographer and administrator. Eowynn has worked with established dance companies and independent choreographers in Canada such as; Wen Wei Dance, Anne Plamondon Productions (Montréal, QB), Action at a Distance, Anya Saugstad, Mascall Dance, Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Vision Impure Compagnie, Kinesis Dance Somatheatro, Mahaila Paterson-O’Brien, Isak Enquist, Rachel Meyer, Nicole Von Arx (New York), Heather Myers and Kelly Hobson (Victoria, BC). Eowynn seeks creation and performance opportunities that ask her to connect to her most courageous and vulnerable self simultaneously.
(Saturday) 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre Rehearsal Hall
1205 Pinetree Way