Sunday, November 13, 5 pm–8:30 pm
We encourage guests to dress in cocktail attire.Admission includes one drink.
Start off your Duende Flamenco Festival celebration with Ignite Your Passion — a fiery evening of dance, drinks, and music.
Immerse yourself in the world of flamenco with a spectacular showcase in our Auditorium and mingle in the Atrium where you can enjoy activations by local artists, snacks and refreshments, and free access to our galleries.
5 pm | Doors open
6 pm | Showcase in the Auditorium
Opening remarks followed by Vida, a performance by artists of The National Ballet of Canada’s RBC Apprentice Program, a flamenco film presented by FabCollab, and a Flamenco Guitar Summit presented by the
Aga Khan Museum featuring world-class Canadian flamenco guitarists.
7 pm | Flamenco Intimo: Special activations in the Atrium
Performed by artists in The National Ballet of Canada's RBC Apprentice Program and choreographed by Carmen Romero, Vida uses the spirit of Spanish dance to explore the energy and experience of life, combining the strength and elegance of ballet with the passion and fire of flamenco. Founded in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada is internationally renowned for its diverse repertoire of performances that range from traditional full-length classics to contemporary work, as well as the creation of new ballets with a focus on developing Canadian choreographers.
The Aga Khan Museum's Flamenco Guitar summit brings together some of Canada's finest award-winning flamenco guitarists. With an exclusive focus on the artistry of flamenco guitar music, Benjamin Barrile, Pilar América, Nicolás Hernández, Michael Kavanaugh, and Gareth Owen present their own creations as well as a new piece composed exclusively for this year's Duende Festival. This creative initiative is supported by the Toronto Arts Council.
Festival Pass: $250 with 50% off parking.
Purchase 2 shows: receive a 20% discount on performances and 50% off parking.
Purchase 3+ shows: receive a 25% discount on performances and 50% off parking.
Discounts will automatically apply at checkout after all eligible performances are added to your cart.
November 15 off-site performance not included.
Duende Flamenco Festival is curated by Compañia Carmen
Presented with the support of: