Thursday, October 20 | 7 – 9 PM
Free and open to the public!
Third Thursday Salon @ DVAA
“Duende: Pasión, Arte y Flamenco”
Join the Da Vinci Art Alliance for a Third Thursday Salon exploring Federico Garcia Lorca’s theory of artistic inspiration, which he called “Duende,” as embodied in the traditions of flamenco dance and music. Presented in collaboration between Casa De Duende and Pasión y Arte, the evening’s presentation will mix lecture, video, music, and performance through audience participation.
David Acosta, Artistic Director for Casa de Duende, will introduce the audience to the life and work of Federico Garcia Lorca focusing specifically on his theory of ‘Duende’ as a primal element in Lorca’s own work and as a central force for all artistic inspiration. This event will explore how Duende is manifested and exemplified in the Flamenco tradition through cante (song), toque (guitar), and baile (dance).
Elba Hevia y Vaca, Artistic Director of Pasion y Arte Flamenco Co., choreographer and dancer will discuss what Duende means to the artists in the flamenco tradition. She will discuss flamenco’s history and show examples of how Duende is interpreted and visualized within the art form. Salon participants will have a chance to listen and experience live flamenco guitar, played by Blane Bostock, and be led through some of the rhythmic patterns to understand the depth of the art form and how Duende can manifest itself under the right conditions.