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Oscar Nieto in Conversation on November 25, 2020


Oscar Nieto in Conversation on November 25, 2020

Date: 8 pm ET on Wednesday, November 25
Price: Visit this page to stream the talk for free

One of Canada’s foremost elder statesmen of flamenco reflects on his brilliant career in a new music-and-dance-tinged talk for the Aga Khan Museum.


Part of the Museum’s Duende Festival, Oscar Nieto in Conversation will be presented virtually starting at 8 pm ET on Wednesday, November 25. Click the video below page to stream the conversation for free!

Drawing on his five-plus decades as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and student of dance, he will paint a vibrant and personal portrait of flamenco’s impressive flourishing in North America. Nieto’s talk will illuminate the tradition’s pluralistic origins and how they have endured and developed through political and social change .




Oscar Nieto is one of the original pioneers of flamenco in Vancouver, where he has performed, taught, and promoted the art for more than 40 years.


Nieto emerged as one of North America’s most acclaimed flamenco dancers after the launch of his professional career at the Chicago Lyric Opera House in 1969. Since his debut performance, he has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including performing and choreographing for the Boston Ballet, the Boston Flamenco Ballet, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Vancouver Opera. A charismatic and consummate performer, Nieto has been called “a flamenco Fred Astaire” by the Los Angeles Times


The recipient of numerous grants in support of his work, Nieto has dedicated much of his life to the study of the evolution of Spanish dance and flamenco. His productions have combined his vast knowledge of the traditions of Spanish dance arts with his unstoppable innovative spirit, including multi-media elements, non-traditional instrumentation, and contemporary choreographic fusions.


Online Arts Festival
Duende Festival 2020

November 25–28, 2020

Duende Festival 2020
Fantasía: A Flamenco Tablao

November 26 at 8 pm ET

Duende Festival 2020
Por qué/Why? with Flamenco sin Fronteras

November 28 at 2 pm ET

Duende Festival 2020
The Road to Azadi.Libertad with Farnaz Ohadi and the Mashregh Ensemble

November 27 at 8 pm ET

The Duende Festival 2020 was made possible by

Wordmarks for the following: the Government of Canada; the Ontario Arts Council; and the City of Toronto

With support from


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