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2022 Duende Festival: November 16

Festival

2022 Duende Festival: November 16

Date: Wednesday, November 16

Enjoy all six on-site performances with a Festival Pass.

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. 


Program

 

10:30 am–12 pm
Singing Workshop (Cante Flamenco) with Vicente Gelo
$75 | Bellerive Room | Reserve tickets

Master the nuances and tonalities of flamenco with Sevilla Young Awards and multi-flamenco competition winner Vicente Gelo
This workshop is open to all levels.

 

12–1:30 pm
Flamenco Guitar Workshop with Gaspar Rodriguez
$75 | Bellerive Room | Reserve tickets

Learn the intricacies and techniques of flamenco guitar with Gaspar Rodriguez
This workshop is for intermediate to advanced-level musicians.
Instruments will not be provided. Participants must bring their own.

 

12–2 pm
Masterclass Dance Workshop with Isaac Tovar
$100 | Auditorium | Reserve tickets

 Elevate your dancing with one of Spain's greatest contemporary flamenco dancers, Isaac Tovar.
This workshop is for intermediate to advanced-level dancers.

 

1:30–8 pm
Flamenco Films | Bellerive Room
FREE

Explore the vibrant and complex history and culture of flamenco with a selection of films presented by FabCollab. 

 

5–7:30 pm
Tablaos | Atrium
FREE

Enjoy a series of performances around the Museum by artists from Tablao Flamenco Toronto.

 

8–10 pm
Double Bill Performance
Qairo co-presented by FabCollab and TelaFlamenca by Compañia Carmen Romero
$45 | Auditorium | Reserve tickets

Qairo (pronounced Cairo) is a fiery and dynamic ensemble that combines the captivating vocals and pulsing rhythms of flamenco with the infectious melodies and tonalities of the Mediterranean diaspora. From Spain to Turkey to India, Qairo is music for dancing — no matter where you’re from.

 

TelaFlamenca is an emotionally charged performance that brings together four flamenco artists from all over Canada — acting as a fabric that connects these powerful artists.

This performance features:
Carmen Romero
Gareth Owen
Kasandra "La China"
Silvia Temis

 

 


About Isaac Tovar

 

Currently a soloist of the Ballet Flamenco Andalucía, Isaac Tovar is a world-renowned flamenco dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He is a former soloist of several premier national and international companies including the Ballet Nacional de España, Compañía Andaluza de Danza, Compañía Antonio "El Pipa," Compañía Aída Gómez, Flamenco en route in Switzerland, and Flamenco Vivo in New York.

 


About Qairo

 

The ensemble’s seven tight-knit and eclectic members hail from France, Spain, Canada, and Turkey and call Bordeaux, France home. While most of the ensemble's members are conservatory-trained, their real inspiration comes from years spent playing and collaborating on the road in Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East. 

 

Learn more about Qairo
 


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.

 


About FabCollab

 

Founded by five of Toronto’s key performing artists and arts advocates, FabCollab is a music initiative that fosters artistic creation and collaboration. Their aim is to address the challenges faced in the music and arts community as a result of the pandemic and are committed to amplifying minority and underrepresented groups, particularly BIPOC and female-identifying artists. 

 


About Tablao Flamenco Toronto

 

Founded in 2016, Tablao Flamenco Toronto is dedicated to sharing the beauty of the Spanish art form. Along with private and corporate event performances, they host casual and lively cuadro-style evenings featuring different artists every month. 

 

 

 

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