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2022 Duende Festival: November 18


2022 Duende Festival: November 18

Date: Friday, November 18

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. 



1:30–5:30 pm
Flamenco Films

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


8 pm
Dual by Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara
$60 | Auditorium | Reserve tickets


Experience the evolution of tradition with an entrancing performance by Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara. Dual is an expression of their common vision and an exploration of the different styles of flamenco music 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, Compania 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.




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

Thursday, November 17

Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

Saturday, November 19

Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

Sunday, November 20

Duende Flamenco Festival 2022

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