This is Flamenco entrances the eager audiences with mesmerizing acoustic picking, feverish dancing and soulful vocals. Energy buzzes throughout the audience, created by Rosanna Terraciano’s fiery flamenco dancing.
In a room set in the basement of a local church, eight lights illuminate the stage for Terraciano and her partners, Stephanie Pedraza, the vocalist and David Matyas, the guitarist.
The stage is a world of three, interrupted by a sole woman, hair tied in a tightly-coiled bun, wearing a long, flowing dress. Her loud heels clack on and off the beat as she dances. There is an inexplicable synergy and chemistry between the three artists as they yell, “Olé!” and present an almost impromptu-feeling performance.
Terraciano’s dancing is stunning, breathtaking, sexy, captivating and addictive. There is no sole word to describe her dancing, and as she states in a press release, “I try not to use words like ‘passionate’ and ‘fiery’ to describe my flamenco, because I believe those words oversimplify the depth of emotion integral to the form.” Her intricate hand movements, passionate facial expressions and liberating heel clicking are definitely indescribable.
The way her hips move to the change of the tempo and the way she lifts the skirt of her dress and cocks her eyebrows was invigorating. As Pedraza belted out emotional lyrics in Spanish, Terraciano portrayed a collaborative magic.
Perhaps the best way to describe the flamenco form of expression is to say that, in Terraciano’s performance, her dancing tells a million stories and expresses a million emotions that the audience is dying to feel.
By Amanda TaylorAB, Alberta