La Monarca: The Monarch and the Butterfly Effect
Date: April 5, 2018
Time: From: 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Admission: Adult: $35 | Members or Groups (6+): $30 | Student (w/valid ID): $20
Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 717-5304
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Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: Adult: $35 | Members or Groups (6+): $30 | Student (w/valid ID): $20

Rotary Centre for the Arts presents La Monarca: The Monarch and the Butterfly Effect, a Flamenco show by Rosario Ancer. She describes the show as follows: 

The monarch butterfly’s sleepy transformation from its caterpillar stage is akin to how I felt when I began researching La Monarca: The Monarch and the Butterfly Effect. It was as if I was emerging from an artistic metamorphosis and awakening to a renewed life of creative maturity with its freedom to embrace risks.

La Monarca, reflects on my continual motion, travelling between mexico where I was born, Spain – the Mecca of Flamenco, and Canada – my new home. Being a migrant between three homes reminded me of the recurrent autumn pilgrimage of the monarch butterflies between Canada and Mexico. “How do they do it?” It is not difficult to guess; it is connected to survival.

The monarch’s cycle of life and constant migration gave me an understanding of this unique and magnificent creature and provided me with an insight into my own motivations and driving force.

La Monarca is a very personal work – emotional, and resonant with the meaning of my life. La Monarca ties into many elements that I have been interested in developing over the years – growing from diverse inspirations, small experiments, past collaborations, and even some large successes on my journey. I look at these antecedents, seeing some that grew, unexpectedly, from small ideas – a minor movement and a vision just glimpsed – brought together into this new work, emergent, beautiful and unexpected: the butterfly effect.