Rosanna Terracciano experiments within and around the boundaries of flamenco, dance, contemporary performance and short film, driven by an urgency to expose the vulnerable and introverted aspects of flamenco dance. Mostly, she continues to create to satisfy her relentless search for all things beautiful…
Her work has been presented throughout Canada and Europe, including: performances of her solo works at the Bienal de Flamenco (Seville), Coetani Experimental Flamenco Festival (Athens), Flamenco Empirico (Barcelona), Mile Zero Dance Dance Crush (Edmonton), Stream of Dance Festival (Regina) and Fluid Festival (Calgary); and short film screenings at the Âjagemô art space at the Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa), Reeling Dance on Screen (Edmonton), EMMEDIA’s Particle + Wave Festival (Calgary), Prairie Tales (Alberta), Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (Calgary), Festival of Recorded Movement's (FORM’s) Moving/Forward (Canada tour), dance: made in Canada (Toronto), Festival of Flamenco Short Films (Madrid/Brazil), Athens Video Dance Project (Greece) and the Breaking Boundaries in Flamenco Symposium at Oberlin College (Ohio).
In 2018, she created the ongoing online short film project, a quiet flamenco. In 2019, she participated in creation and production residencies at the Dusseldorf Flamenco Festival and Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) under the direction of Barcelona-based choreographer Juan Carlos Lérida, culminating in performances that opened the 2019/2020 season at the Mercat.
Rosanna is the 2017 recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts' Jacqueline Lemieux Prize for dance.
Rosanna is currently Associate Artist at Dancers' Studio West (Calgary) for the 2020-2023 seasons.
“Terracciano’s work is daring. It is powerful. It is feminine. It is poetic…The sensitive balance between past and present is written all over her work.”
- Myriam Allard, Co-Artistic Director of La Otra Orilla (Montreal)
"(Rosanna's) work highlights and also offers contrasts of cultural, political and social content that belong to her and to flamenco itself. Through her work, I have come to know a type of flamenco that — reaching us from another corner of the world — walks in unison with contemporary approaches within the dance and movement arts of today."
- Juan Carlos Lérida (Barcelona)