WHO WE ARE
Flamenco Borealis, a Saskatoon Flamenco dance and music company, is dedicated to exploring the vast possibilities of flamenco art, staging performances which like the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are unpredictable, dynamic, grandiose, mysterious, brilliant and poetic. Flamenco Borealis founding artists share both a deep commitment to the intense expressivity of flamenco and a common approach to artistic work. A full realization of the contrasts between structure and freedom, exteriority and interiority, movement and stillness is one of their chief goals. Flamenco Borealis belongs to a new generation of flamenco artists who build upon and go beyond traditional flamenco by innovation and fusion with other genres.
Flamenco Borealis is a Saskatoon based Music and Dance company and a non for profit dedicated to producing Flamenco art. It is committed to promoting this art form by staging high quality music and dance performances and organizing educational programs in order to benefit both its artist members and the wider community. Flamenco Borealis is deeply committed to promoting collaboration between flamenco artists and artists working in other genres. Flamenco Borealis is motivated by the belief that music and dance art represents a universal language which provides an indispensable medium for inter-subjective, inter-communal and inter-cultural understanding.
To become a leading Flamenco art performing organization in Canada by building strong ties to flamenco communities both in Canada and abroad and enabling its artist members through their journey of growth and in the presentation of their work. Flamenco Borealis intends to achieve a level of recognition such that it become a regular provider of high quality flamenco performances in the local, national and international scene.
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
Artistic Director / Principal Dancer
Lina has been studying and dancing flamenco since 2005. Her love for and understanding of this art form reached new heights when she started developing her own choreographic work and style. For her, flamenco has become a powerful medium of artistic expression. Besides dancing, Lina has a keen interest in singing classical arabic music that dates back to her childhood.
Artistic Director / Instrumentalist
Daniel is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. Trained extensively in western classical piano and composition, Daniel now devotes his creative energies primarily to flamenco and world music. Active mainly as guitarist and pianist, Daniel also plays a number of non-western stringed instruments including the Arabic oud. Daniel’s work as a guitarist is driven by a love of both the brilliant expressivity and contemplative capacity of flamenco music.