Enjoy a lively three-day weekend of contemporary and classical flamenco when the Aga Khan Museum auditorium becomes the venue for our third annual international Flamenco Festival. Through performances and film, experience the soulful expression and contagious energy of emerging and established, local and international flamenco artists.
Making his Canadian debut, Spanish master Adrián Santana showcases flamenco’s passionate and symbiotic relationship between cante (song) and dance. At the heart of Symbiosis is the pure pleasure of sharing different yet intertwined impulses. The call and response of musicians joins the give and take between dancers to produce a powerfully expressive performance. Fueled by harmony and the desire to create, flamenco dancers sketch distinct emotions to the music of drums and guitar.
This double bill includes Toronto-based Compañia Carmen Romero, who delight audiences with their high-energy performances.
For $100 ($90 for Friends), enjoy all three events plus complimentary Museum admission and a three-day parking pass.
Saturday, October 21, 2 pm
Corazón de Granada: Flamenco Joven y Jondo with Pablo Giménez
Sunday, October 22, 4 pm
Adrián Santana began training with his uncle, Pepito Vergas, the legendary flamenco dancer from Malaga, and continued his dance studies at the Professional Dance Conservatory of Malaga. He participated in Flamenco Festival USA’s Dressed to Dance project presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Symbiosis, Santana’s most recent work, premiered in Granada at the Corral del Carbon in 2014 and was subsequently performed at the IV Malaga Flamenco Biennial and the 2017 Albuquerque Flamenco Festival. In addition to his work as a dancer, he teaches in conservatories and academies in Spain and abroad.
Compañia Carmen Romero is a Toronto-based school of flamenco dance arts. Founder and solo artist Carmen Romero leads a collective of dancers, musicians, and singers.
Supported by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain
Photo by Farruk Mandujano
Symbiosis with Adrián Santana
$50, $45 Friends
$100 Festival Pass, $90 Friends
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