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Save the Date: Duende Flamenco Festival 2023

Flamenco Festival

Save the Date: Duende Flamenco Festival 2023

Date: Thursday, November 16–Sunday, November 19, 2023

Don't miss the Aga Khan Museum's annual Duende Flamenco Festival, running from November 16–19. Celebrate the fiery world of flamenco with film screenings, music, and live performances by prolific artists from all over the world, including acclaimed flamenco artists Eduardo Guerrero and El Yiyo.


This year's festival celebrates the cross-cultural practice of the art form which spans from the Middle East to Japan to the Americas. Explore the multi-disciplinary nature of flamenco, and its continually evolving modes of expression through an exciting celebration of dance, music, and film. 

The ninth annual Duende Flamenco Festival is guest curated by Carmen Romero, the artistic director and principal dancer of Toronto's Compañía Carmen Romero

Artistic Direction by Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum. 


Want to be a part of this year's festival?

Apply to perform in the Canadian Flamenco Showcase or submit your short film to be screened in the Bellerive Room by filling out the forms below.

Showcase application
Film submissions


The deadline date for submissions is May 31. 


About Carmen Romero


Carmen Romero is an award-winning flamenco dance artist, performer, teacher, and producer. With a strong presence in the national and international dance scene, Romero has an unmatched talent for improvisation, choreography, and storytelling. Romero's mesmerizing ability to create transcendent experiences on stage has won her countless awards and nominations. Aside from coaching Latin pop star Shakira, she has received the Chalmers Award for the K.M. Hunter Emerging Artists Award, represented Canada at the 9th Annual Certamen de Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco in Madrid, and performed as a soloist in the International Castanet festival in Girona, Spain.



Summer Festival
Rhythms of Canada

June 30–July 3, 2023

Duende Festival 2023 is guest curated by Compañia Carmen Romero


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