I am an independent movement-based flamenco artist.

I dedicate my work to developing a distinct and personal voice at the intersection of traditional flamenco and contemporary dance and art practices.

My work is driven by the creative possibilities of the flamenco art form, and the stimulating discourse that continues to evolve on topics pertaining to creative freedom within such a structured form that is so deeply rooted in tradition.

Mostly, I create to satisfy my relentless search for all things beautiful.

As an independent dance artist, I have been funded by Calgary Arts Development, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts. I am a member of the Canadian Dance Assembly and the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/West Chapter.

My original works have been presented at La Bienal Flamenco de Sevilla, Barcelona's Flamenco Empirico festival and the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.

Each person,
each artist,
creates his (or her) own flamenco.

Israel Galvan, flamenco dancer