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Fighting breast cancer with flamenco

<p>The fight against cancer doesn’t always have to be a fight — you can also dance your way into the hearts of breast cancer victims tomorrow night during the Flamenco for Breast Cancer.</p><p></p>

Dancer performs tomorrow to raise money for cause



krista sylvester/metro calgary


Flamenco artist Rosanna Terracciano dances with one of the five statues at Olympic Plaza while she practised yesterday for her performance tomorrow night. Terracciano is performing at Auburn Saloon to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.





The fight against cancer doesn’t always have to be a fight — you can also dance your way into the hearts of breast cancer victims tomorrow night during the Flamenco for Breast Cancer.





Flamenco dance artist Rosanna Terracciano will be performing to live music at an all-ages show to raise money for the Weekend To End Breast Cancer.





“I’m just excited but it is also a chance to be able to dance for a good cause. I’m doing something I love but it is more meaningful because I’m not just dancing for the sake of dancing, I’m doing it for a reason,” she told Metro.





Rosanna and her sister, Graziella, who is also involved musically in the performance, found out their mother has breast cancer last year.





Graziella, who will be clapping during the performance, also known as “palmera,” said it’s important to the girls to help raise money for the cause because breast cancer has personally touched their family.





“It’s beautiful to watch Rosanna do something she loves for such a good cause. It’s a fun night but it is also something she has worked very hard at and she is very proud of” Graziella said.





The flamenco dancer and her palmera sister will be joined on stage by guitarist David Matyas.





The show is a pay-what-you-can event so the sisters invite everybody down to have a good time with all proceeds going to the Alberta Cancer Foundation's Weekend To End Breast Cancer, which is a 60 km walk at the end of the month.





The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Auburn Saloon, 163, 115 9th Ave S.E.





For more information, please call 277-5696 or e-mail flamencarosanna@yahoo.ca.


 
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