Encuentro by Isaac Tovar


Encuentro by Isaac Tovar

Date: 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.


Duende Flamenco Festival 2019

November 13–23, 2019

Offsite Performance
Naseer Shamma & Orontes: Flamenco Night at the Bluma Appel Theatre

Nov 1, 7:30 pm

Dance a Mile in My Shoes/Bells by Carmen Romero and Bageshree Vaze

Nov 17, 2019, 7 pm

Esmeralda Enrique’s Spanish Dance Company & Opening Reception with Tablao Flamenco Toronto

Nov 16, 2019, 6 pm

Flamenco, Flamenco & Flamenco at 5:15

Nov 13, 2019, 7 pm

Poligono Sur Sole Duende Flamenco Festival

Nov 20, 2019, 7 pm

Desplante by Eduardo Guerrero

Nov 21, 2019, 8 pm

With support from

Gulshan & Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation logo

Ontario Arts Council logo

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