Post mercredi 27 juin 2018

In creative mode

La Otra Orilla is tackling its latest production. Myriam Allard, Hedi Graja, Miguel Medina and Gaël Lane-Lépine have taken over the company’s space for the next few months in order to put to music and movement the ideas the artistic directors have been developing for quite some time. An Arctic flamenco tale is scheduled to be unveiled in 2019. A journal documenting the creative process will soon be online and will allow you to follow everything leading up to the première of this new opus—watch this space! (photo Levent Erutku)

Post lundi 12 février 2018

La Otra Orilla is happy to welcome Anne-Flore de Rochambeau for a 2 weeks residence starting today! Know more about her project by clicking here.

Photo: Francesca Chudnoff

Post dimanche 04 février 2018

Starting Monday February 5th, powerful Toronto dancer Mairéad Filgate will be in residence at our space. Learn more about her wok here.

Photo: Edwin Luk of Throwdown Collective's 'Various Concert'

Post dimanche 14 janvier 2018

This winter, La Otra Orilla is opening it's space for artist residences. Three Canadian choreographers based in three different cities: Rosanna Terracciano - Calgary, Mairead Filgate - Toronto, and Anne-Flore Rochambeau - Montreal, will have full use of the studio to work on different research and creation projects. To learn more about our very first artist in residence this year click on the photo below (photo credit Reynard Li)


Post vendredi 03 novembre 2017

After touring the place in between In Ontario and Québec for 11 shows, La Otra Orilla is starting it's fall season strong with both a tour for the cabaret show Unplugged and a new production in the making. Check out our newsletter for all the details!

the place in between - Bay Front park - Dusk Dances
photo Levent Erutku
Post lundi 22 mai 2017

La Otra Orilla's cultural mediation project, Aqui estoy (I am here), ended in a beautiful presentation on April 12th at the company's space, Pleamar studio. About 15 women from Montreal's South-West and Verdun districts participate to this flamenco journey. La Otra Orilla thanks warmly Nathalie Fournier, coordonator, and Yelitza Garcia, teacher, for their hearfelt commitment and energy throughout the process. We also thank each participant! aswell as the City of Montreal, that made this lovely encounter possible thanks to funding. Here is a film by Miguel Medina, who shot the images on the day of the presentation.


Aqui estoy from La Otra Orilla on Vimeo.

Post mercredi 19 avril 2017

From March 13th to March 18th, La Otra Orilla had the great pleasure of having Sevillan artist Juan Carlos Lérida for a 6 day-18 hours intensive workshop focusing on the flamenco body and composition. Dancers from different canadian cities participated to the event which had great success. On March 18th, the studio opened its doors to the public for a presentation of the work that had been done during the week. Here are a few images of the event.



Atelier avec Juan Carlos Lérida - mars 2017 from La Otra Orilla on Vimeo.

Post lundi 03 octobre 2016

La Otra Orilla is touring in many cities this fall. Check out our calendar for all the dates and to catch Moi&lesAutres or Unplugged.

Post mardi 20 septembre 2016

La Otra Orilla celebrated 10 years of creation last Friday, September 16th at Outremont theatre as part of Montreal's Flamenco Festival. For this special occasion, the company presented MORCEAUX CHOISIS, a selection of tableaux of La Otra Orilla's repertoire. Thank you all for the lovely moment together! Here is to another 10 years of art, flamenco, dance and music! (photo Danielle Plourde)

Post dimanche 31 juillet 2016

La Otra Orilla is premiering it's new piece "the place in between" in Toronto this week at Duskdances. From August 1t to August 7th, don't miss our 9 shows at Withrow park. Many more choreographies to discover in this great dance event. All the info here.

Photo in rehearsal by Nathalie Fournier.


Post mercredi 13 juillet 2016
Post vendredi 06 mai 2016

La Otra Orilla had the pleasure of welcoming Juan Carlos Lérida, amazing choreographer from Sevilla, for a unique 6 days workshop in Montreal. 15 participants from different canadian cities had the priviledge of studying with him, and the company's studio was the buzzing with a very special energy for the whole week. On Saturday April 30th, as part of the event Québec Danse, the public was invited to watch an improvisation and composition class. A great way to end a week that was magical to many. Thanks to all of you who could join!

(photo Nathalie Fournier)

Post jeudi 04 février 2016
Reviews of Moi&lesAutres are amazing! Happy to share this with you!
Post dimanche 24 janvier 2016

Moi&lesAutres is premiering in Montreal on Wednesday 27th, and running at Place des Arts' 5e Salle until February 6th as part of the Danse Danse series. Not to be missed! (photo Levent Erutku 2015)

Post mardi 29 septembre 2015


On October 9th, 10th and 11th 2015
All the info here

Post lundi 14 septembre 2015
La Otra Orilla made it's debut in Europe at the Edinburg Mela in Scotland this summer. Moi&lesAutres was presented at this amazing festival on Augst 29th and 30th in front of an enthousiastic audience. See some photos here.
Post lundi 17 août 2015
"Best show of the summer" : read the review and see the beautiful photos of Christopher Duggan taken at Jacob's Pillow last week by clicking here. La Otra Orilla just got back from an intense yet wonderful week at this prestigious american festival. Next stop for Moi&lesAutres: Edinburgh Mela in Scotland!
Post samedi 08 août 2015

The Jaob's Pillow Festival is prensenting the world premiere of La Otra Orilla's new production: Moi&lesAutres. From August 12th to August 16th, the company will have a 6 shows run in this renowned US dance festival. La Otra Orilla will then travel to Scotland for the european debut at the Edinburgh Mela on August 29th and 30th. Moi&lesAutres will be touring in Canada in 15-16. Check our calendar for all dates.

Post samedi 08 août 2015
Calgary flamenco artist Rosanna Terracciano will be in residency in our space, Pleamar studio, from July 19th to July 29th, to work our her new production POLKA(dots). A presentation of her work in progress will be held on Thursday July 30th at 5:30pm at the studio. All the information here.
Post mardi 23 juin 2015

Moi&lesAutres is nearly ready for its world premiere at the Jacob's Pillow Festival in August! Myriam Allard, Hedi Graja, Caroline Planté and Miguel Medina are currently working at Pleamar studio for the whole month of June before the final residency at Centennial Theatre in Sherbrooke from July 19th to July 29th.

Post samedi 04 avril 2015
Unplugged, La Otra Orilla's tablao format, will be remounted in May and brought to two very specials stages: Montreal's unique Lion d'Or on May 13th at 8pm (click here for more info), and the intimate National Arts Center's Fourth Stage in Ottawa on May 20th at 7:30pm (click here for more info). An intimate tablao flamenco with dancers Myriam Allard and Aurélie Brunelle, composer and guitarist Caroline Planté, singer Hedi Graja and percussionnist Miguel Medina. Not to be missed!
Post samedi 14 mars 2015

Danse Danse launched it's 2015-2016 season on Wednesday March 11th. La Otra Orilla is proud to be part of such an exciting dance series with it's latest production, Moi&lesAutres. Find out more by cliquing here.


Post dimanche 15 février 2015

Janique Bergeron, until very recently the president of our Board of directors, has received the Engagement Bénévole 2014 prize from the Fondation Desjardins for her thorough and important implication at the head of La Otra Orilla's board. The prize is accompanied by a 1000$ cheque given to the company. We thank la Fondation Desjardins for this donation, and we especially thank Janique for her support for the past 2 and a half years. We wish her great success in her next projects, and wish her well!

Post mardi 06 janvier 2015
On Saturday January 10th, La Otra Orilla will be in New York, sharing the stage with acclaimed dancers Shantala Shivalingappa (Paris/Chennai), Wendy Whelan (New York), Michelle Dorrance (New York) and Laurence Lemieux (Toronto). For one night only, "She's one of a kind" will be presented by Sunny Artist management during the APAP conference. For more info click here.
Post mardi 25 novembre 2014

La Otra Orilla launched this year the project AQUI ESTOY (my space) : a very unique project bringing together 32 women of South West Montreal. For more information please click herei: aqui estoy

Post vendredi 14 novembre 2014

On November 20th and 21st, La Otra Orilla will be participating at the international event Cinars, held every two years here in Montreal. Within the Off-Cinars program, the company will be presenting 3 showcases at the Salle G of Place des Arts, including excerpts of their 2013 production HomoBLABLAtus, and of their new work that will be launched in 15-16 at Danse Danse and Sherbrooke's Centennial Theatre.

Post vendredi 25 juillet 2014
La Otra Orilla presents it's latest flamenco show: Unplugged. At Montreal's great venue, le Lion d'Or, spend an evening with the great flamenco artists the company is bringing together for one night only: Myriam Allard and Aurélie Brunelle, dance, Hedi Graja and Marcos Marin, singing, Caroline Planté, guitar and Miguel Medina, percussions. NOT TO BE MISSED!
Post mercredi 26 mars 2014
Win flamenco classes!! La Otra Orilla is fund raising, and one way you can help is by participating to the drawing of lots that will take place on May 4th! For every 10$ donation made between March 26th and  May 4th 2014, we will give you a coupon and a chance to win flamenco classes at Pleamar studio in Montreal! For all the info click here.
Post mardi 11 mars 2014
Paso a Paso 2014, the show. Photos by Hervé Leblay taken at la Sala Rossa on March 2nd 2014. With dancers Lia Grainger, Marie-Pierre Lessard, Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko, singer Hedi Graja, guitarist, Caroline Planté, percussionist, Miguel Medina. Under the direction of Myriam Allard. Click here to see the photos.
Post mardi 18 février 2014
La Otra Orilla's unique mentorship program, Paso a Paso 2014, is taking place at Pleamar studio during the whole month of February with dancers Marie-Pierre Lessard, Lia Grainger and Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko. Click here to see the beautiful photosof Lumanessence Photography who has been documenting the creative process. Don't miss the Paso a Paso show on Sunday March 2nd at la Sala Rossa. Click here to buy tickets for the show.
Post mardi 04 février 2014
La Otra Orilla will be at la Casa del Popolo, 4873 St-Laurent on Monday February 10th at 9:30pm. Don't miss an evening of flamenco in the most intimate setting. Tickets on sale at the door (12$). With Myriam Allard, Hedi Graja, Caroline Planté and Miguel Medina.
Post mardi 04 février 2014
Myriam Allard just got back from a very successful tour of the show Danse Lhasa Danse that took her all over Canada. Read the Vancouver review by clicking here.
Post jeudi 02 janvier 2014
La Otra Orilla's latest production, HomoBLABLAtus, was selected in NOW Magazine's top 5 list for best dances shows in Toronto during 2013!  Read the full article here
Post lundi 09 décembre 2013

Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja are happy to announce that MARIE-PIERRE LESSARD (Québec), LARISSA VINGILIS-JAREMKO (Ontario) and LIA GRAINGER (BC), were selected for Paso a Paso 2014. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Post mercredi 20 novembre 2013
Saturday December 7th 8pm: "LE DEUXIÈME SOUFFLE" evening, a tablao flamenco with Myriam Allard, Aurélie Brunelle, Yelitza Garcia, Hedi Graja, Caroline Planté, Miguel Medina. It's time to celebrate La Otra Orilla's new space in St-Henri. Join us for a very special evening! Click here for more the info (in French).
Post samedi 09 novembre 2013
La Otra Orilla is performing at the first edition of the Bienal Internacional de Danza Cali on November 9th! Myriam Allard will also be conducting a masterclass at the Centro Cultural de Cali. La Otra Orilla is the only Canadian company of this program which includes great artists from all around the world. Clic here for more info
Post mardi 22 octobre 2013

La Otra Orilla is calling for applications for the second edition of it's mentorship, Paso a Paso. Young flamenco dancers accross Canada are invited to apply for this unique training program that will be held in February at Pleamar studio!

ALL THE INFO :  Paso a Paso 2 EN

Post dimanche 20 octobre 2013

Myriam Allard will be touring Québec province this fall as guest artist in the tribute show to Lhasa de Sela. Dancers, musicians and singers join the stage for this beautiful show. Don't miss the opportunity:

23.10 : Grand Théâtre (Québec)
26.10 : Centre des arts (Baie-Comeau)
27.10 : S. Jean-Marc-Dion (Sept-îles)
29.10 : Spec’Art (Rimouski)
01.11 : Théâtre BN (Chicoutimi)
03.11 : Théâtre Capitol (Moncton)
08.11 : Rebecca Cohn Aud. (Halifax)
01.11 : Théâtre B. N. (Chicoutimi)


Tour will be going to Eastern Canada aswell, Aurélie Brunelle of La Otra Orilla will be replacing Myriam for these dates:
03.11 : Théâtre Capitol (Moncton)
08.11 : Rebecca Cohn Aud. (Halifax)


Post mardi 10 septembre 2013
La Otra Orilla is proud to be inaugurating it's new studio this fall! We moved to a beautiful studio right in the center of St-Henri, close to the Lachine canal and the Atwater Market, and a few minutes walk to the Place St-Henri metro station. The company will be offering flamenco classes all year round, and working on it's new production in this space. Visit the website of the studio:
Post lundi 12 août 2013

The show El12, produced in 2010, is touring this summer! First stop at the Domaine Forget Festival in St-Irénée on August 8th, and from there the company goes to the famous Jacob's Pillow Festival in Becket Massachussetts. It is the american premiere of El12 which will be on stage from August 14th to August 18th, for 6 shows. Follow the links for more info:



Post mercredi 03 juillet 2013


After 5 wonderful years of sharing flamenco at Hibernia studio in Montreal, La Otra Orilla is moving to a new space, in St-Henri. Many thanks are to be given to all of those who came to the Pleamar during those years and gave it a soul: to our students, without whom something very special would have been missed, to the many artists who participated either to the classes or productions of the company, and to our company members, our families and friends, who helped this dream of ours come true. Here is to a new beginning, a new dream, and the many projects this new space will make grow! Please note the new address: 137 St-Ferdinand studio 227, Montréal, H4C 2S6

Post mercredi 03 juillet 2013

Last chance to see Danse Lhasa Danse in Montreal! Myriam Allard, along with many dancers, singers and musicians, participates to this tribute to the songwritter and singer Lhasa de Sela that will be staged at the Théâtre de la Verdure at Parc Lafontaine in Montreal at 9pm on Thursday July 11th. IT'S FREE!

Post mardi 28 mai 2013

A great review of HomoBLABLAtus in the Dance Current:

Post lundi 29 avril 2013
Studio Pleamar is La Otra Orilla's creation space. All year around, flamenco dance and music classes, workshops and masterclasses are taught. On May 5th, the students of this year's classes will be presenting a big fiesta at Lion d'Or in Montreal. Show starts at 3pm. All are welcome!
Post mardi 26 mars 2013
Flamenco classes for kids will be starting Saturday 30th at the company's studio, the Pleamar. In these classes the children will be introduced to flamenco music and dance by Aurélie Brunelle, who has been teaching and dancing for the company since 2011. For more information please contact:
Post mercredi 27 février 2013
Post mercredi 27 février 2013

in Québec City last Thursday, February 21st. The company was invited to present a prize in honor of the wonderful Luce Couture.

Post mercredi 27 février 2013

HomoBLABLAtus premiered in Montreal on January 16th at la Place des Arts, copresented and coproduced by Danse Danse and la Place des Arts. After a 8 nights run in Montreal, the company toured in Sherbrooke at Centennial Theatre and in Toronto at the Enwave Theatre, part of the Danceworks series. The show has been a great succes! Here are link to latest English reviews:
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Reviews 2
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