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2022 Duende Festival: November 17


2022 Duende Festival: November 17

Date: Thursday, November 17

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. 



10:30 am–12 pm
Tech Workshop with José Amosa
$75 | Reserve tickets

Go behind the scenes and learn how to support the technical requirements of a flamenco performance with José Amosa — a Latin Grammy Award-nominated engineer and flamenco musician with 15 years of experience.
This workshop is open to all levels.


12–1:30 pm
Flamenco Guitar Workshop with Santiago Lara
$75 | Reserve tickets

Master the intricate rhythms and techniques of flamenco guitar with award-winning guitarist, composer, and producer Santiago Lara
This workshop is for intermediate to advanced-level musicians.
Instruments will not be provided. Participants must bring their own.


12:30–2:30 pm
Masterclass Dance Workshop with Mercedes Ruiz
$100 | Reserve tickets

 Learn the art of flamenco dance with one of Spain's most esteemed dancers, Mercedes Ruiz.
This workshop is for intermediate to advanced-level dancers.


1:30–5:30 pm
Flamenco Films | Bellerive Room

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


8–10 pm
Añejo by Isaac Tovar
$50 | Reserve tickets

Añejo is an open, living, evolving spectacle that showcases the essence of flamenco using the cante, toque, percussion, and dance. 


About Mercedes Ruiz


One of the most esteemed dancers in Spain, Mercedes Ruiz has won countless prestigious flamenco dance awards such as the Critics Award at the Jerez Festival and the Exhibition Award at the Seville Biennial. She has been performing professionally since the age of seven and has toured across Europe, Asia, and the United States. Ruiz started her own company, Compañía Mercedes Ruiz in 2003 and has since created 10 award-winning productions.


About Santiago Lara


A recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, Santiago Lara is a world-renowned guitarist, producer, composer, and musical director. He has released five solo albums and has performed at countless festivals all over the world, from the Flamenco Festival in New York to the Seville Biennial in Spain. Lara has toured with Manolo Sanlúcar with whom he recorded "Madea," one of the most important symphonic works of flamenco.


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 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. 




Festival Program: Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

November 13–20

Sunday, November 13

Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

Tuesday, November 15

Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

Wednesday, November 16

Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

Friday, November 18

Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

Saturday, November 19

Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

Sunday, November 20

Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

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