Rite

2018 / 65 minutes

With this explosive and visceral show, La Otra Orilla wipes the slate clean and returns to its roots, to the foundations of the art of flamenco.

RITE is the perfect balance of body, voice, guitar, and percussion—four artists at the height of their craft in complete harmony: Myriam Allard, Hedi Graja, Caroline Planté and Miguel Medina. An intimate conversation in which each embodies what the other is expressing in total synchronicity.

RITE is severity, strength and the subjugating beauty of a ritual where the public and the artists enter into communion: a union of hearts, breath and souls—flamenco touching the sacred.

Transcending. Echoing each other. Leaving a trace. Experiencing this encounter, this ritual. Communing with those on stage and those in the audience. Breathing the same breath. Returning to yourself. Becoming the other. Heartbeats in sync.

 

An original creation of Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja.
On stage: Myriam Allard, Caroline Planté, Hedi Graja, Miguel Medina
Scenography: Hedi Graja
Choreography: Myriam Allard
Music: Caroline Planté

« To Hedi Graja’s gorgeous, elegiac voice. Allard is larger than life on stage. » GLOBE AND MAIL

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