LifeStrings by Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros for Gypsy Maker 5

Rosamaria Kostic Cisnerosis a professional dancer, choreographer, curator and qualified teacher, who has lived and danced in various parts of the world and collaborated with many Flamenco greats and other leaders in the Dance field. She is also a Dance Historian and Critic, Roma Scholar, Flamenco Historian and Peace Activist. Cisneros has taught throughout Europe and the US, and in Germany, Spain and Turkey. She is a dance writer who makes regular contributions to Bachtrack Magazine and Flamenco News having also danced with Protein Dance Company in the UK.

LifeStrings is a screendance film that investigates climate justice, violins and motherhood using a contemporary flamenco dance vocabulary. Reflecting on traditional Flamenco dance rhythms, techniques, gestures and modes of transmission, the work asks questions about what we copy and imitate and what we disrupt and let go of in terms of traditions. The film is using a choreographic lens to navigate cultural and generational trauma while also relying on the dancing body to reveal embodied histories and practices. The Romani Lautari musicians have a great tradition of violin playing, with virtuosos frequently embroidering their music with extreme amounts of ornamentation. 

Gypsy Maker 5 Exhibition Tour Schedule 2022

9th April to 21st May 2022

Art Central, Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW 

Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

5th July to 26th August 2022

The Factory, Jenkin Street, Porth, CF39 9PP

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

2nd September to 29th September 2022

The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG

Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm 

Image: LifeStrings (still image) © Rosamaria Kostic Cisnersos. Photo Maria Polodeanu