Sat, Nov 23, 2019 08:00PM
Price: $50 regular, $45 Friends, $37.50 students and seniors
Includes same-day Museum admission
Festival Package: save 15% when you see 3 or 4 shows (regular-priced tickets only)
50% off parking when you purchase tickets to 3 or 4 shows
Enjoy a captivating collaboration between four Flamenco artists — a guitarist, a pianist, a percussionist, and a dancer. Immersed on stage in their individual art forms, they come to find each other’s rhythms, giving rise to the performance’s name — Encuentro, Spanish for meeting.
Encuentro features acclaimed Flamenco dancer Isaac Tovar in his Canadian debut performance. Tovar, a former soloist at the Ballet Nacional de España, gives traditional Flamenco dance new dimension when performed alongside modern instrumentation, such as the piano —uncommon in Flamenco.
Opening the evening are Wen Zhao and Roman Smirnov, a cross-cultural duo that blends flamenco guitar, tango, and Chinese Pipa folk music. Be sure to stay after the performances, for a meet and greet with the artists.
Encuentro is part of the Museum’s fifth annual Duende: Flamenco Festival, and part of our 2019/20 Performing Arts season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performative arts in connecting communities, preserving culture, and spurring social change.
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