Reflect – Rosamaria Cisneros

Our latest Reflect takes us back to Birmingham, 2013, and the very beginning of Protein’s Border Tales.

Hear from Rosamaria Cisneros, Dance and Flamenco Historian, Roma Scholar and Peace Activist. Find out how she met Luca during a series of research interviews at DanceXchange and how she later got involved as a local dancer in Border Tales, presented as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham in 2014.

“It was just a really lovely time. Learning from Luca, learning from others, and seeing how he co-created and how things were process driven and also that interaction between the audience members and the cast and how he involved the community, the community cast as well as community members from the area wherever the show toured.”

“Meeting and talking to Rosa really was one of the most significant step towards what later became Border Tales. Her Gitano background, her family history and her passionate work as an integration specialist who brings dance into schools and work with the Roma community created an immediate bond between us and her inspiring performances in Border Tales offer me the perfect opportunity to thank and celebrate all the local performers who took part in the original version of the show between 2013-14.”

Thank you Rosamaria for being such an inspiration and for becoming part of our history!

Protein 21 Reflect zones in on people who have been associated with the company since the start. Watch more Reflects here.


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