La Otra Orilla has been offering research and creation residences to dance artists since 2011.This winter, we are pleased to welcome three different Canadian choreographers that will be filling our space with their unique artistry.


Photo : Francesca Chudnoff

A few words about her:

Following her academic training in Paris, New York and Montreal, Anne-Flore de Rochambeau is developing her practice as a performer and choreographer. In 2016, she finalizes a triptych inspired by the theory of fluid dynamics. Its different parts have been presented in Montreal (Quartiers Danses, Zone Homa, Tangente), in Toronto (Dance Matters) and in France (Auteurs de troubles). During the same period, she has co-created Alt-shift with the choreographer Liliane Moussa. This collective aims to develop in situ and immersive choreographic projects, including Entrelacs which has been successfully touring in different neighborhoods of Montreal. In 2017, Anne-Flore is developing the new work LORE and will be presenting the solo Fadeout at the d:mic/fac festival. Exploring the social nature of the individual, her works reflect unconscious mechanisms that characterize our interactions. Investing space with a refined aesthetic, she uses an organic and intuitive language to engage a sensory relationship with the audience.

A few words about her winter residence:

"Cette résidence sera pour moi un temps de recherche et de création pour poursuivre le solo Fadeout, dont une première étape a été présentée en 2017. Mon objectif est d'approfondir les pistes développées afin de véritablement cristalliser l'essence du projet. Mon temps en studio sera divisé en deux parties: des périodes de pure recherche où je pousserai les principes entamés sans me contraindre par la chorégraphie déjà existante, puis un temps d'écriture chorégaphique en fonction des résultats de mes explorations. J'aimerais aussi garder un temps de studio pour des captations photos et vidéos afin de documenter le processus de création du projet."


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

A few words about her:

Mairéad Filgate is a Toronto-based dance artist and graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the Etobicoke School of the Arts. She has performed extensively throughout Canada and beyond with the Danny Grossman Dance Company, Yvonne Ng/tiger princess dance projects, Ame Henderson/Public Recordings, Dusk Dances, BoucharDanse, Chartier Danse, Bill Coleman, Gabby Kamino, Laurie Raymond, and Kaeja d'Dance, among others. As a choreographer Mairéad creates both independently and collaboratively with Throwdown Collective. In 2016, she and her collaborators were honored to receive a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography for their stage work Various Concert. Mairéad recently received her Bachelor of Arts in Women & Gender Studies and Sociology from the University of Toronto and serves as the Chair for the Board of Directors of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists.
A few words about her winter residence:
"From Feb. 5th to Feb. 20th, I will be continuing research towards a solo project with acclaimed drummer Davide Direnzo. After a fruitful first period of time exploring music together  in fall 2017 in Toronto, supported by the Ontario Arts Council, I will independently continue to more deeply explore movement themes.

Duing this time at La Otra Orilla's, Throwdown Collective will also be carrying out a 2 days research towards a new Co-created full length work for stage."


photo Reynard Li

Calgary based artist Rosanna Terracciano, is the first one we are happy to welcome. She will be working on her new solo piece Is a City Written on this Body?, from January 15th to the 27th at Pleamar studio.

A few words about her:

Rosanna Terracciano is an Italian-Canadian Calgary-based independent artist who works at the intersection of flamenco, dance, contemporary performance and short film. Her creations are driven by an urgency to expose the introverted, vulnerable and muted sides of flamenco. Her solo works and short films have been presented nationally and internationally, most notably including the Bienal de Flamenco (Sevilla, 2014), Coetani Experimental Flamenco Festival (Athens, 2015) and Flamenco Empirico (Barcelona, 2011, 2012).

A few words about her piece:

"Returning to the city where I had died many times, I go to meet the men and women I never was, but, at the same time, have never been able to stop being." - Valeria Luiselli, Faces in the Crowd

 A January 2018 two-week residency at Montreal's Studio Pleamar marks the beginning research phases of a new solo work, tentatively titled Is a City Written on this Body? Continuing my work in exploring identity and its influence in a contemporary context, I take hold here of three cities that have also held me in various phases of my lifetime and ancestry — Calgary, Naples, Seville.

For a full portfolio of Rosanna's work, visit