Creator & Performer
Sebastian Barrera is a Chilean born musician, artist and community activist, who has captivated the hearts of many in the city by his ongoing efforts in transforming community-based arts and social projects into day to day reality. Barrera is currently working as a Relentless Outreach youth worker for YOUCAN Youth Services. To add to his repertoire, Barerra is the creator of a social movement project, CreArt dedicated to providing free, accessible spaces to facilitate arts/ music-based education for individuals who are looking for a positive outlet for self-expression.http://www.creartedmonton.com/
El Duende is a theatre piece based on the work of the Spanish poet Garcia Lorca.
The concept of the Duende starts through Andalusia, from the rock of Jaén to the snail’s-shell of Cadiz, people constantly talk about the Duende and recognize it wherever it appears with a fine instinct. That wonderful singer El Lebrijano, creator of the Debla, said: ‘On days when I sing with duende no one can touch me.’: the old Gypsy dancer La Malena once heard Brailowsky play a fragment of Bach, and exclaimed: ‘Olé! That has duende! ‘All that has dark sounds has duende.’ And there’s no deeper truth than that. Those dark sounds are the mystery, as the composer Paganini hit on a definition of the duende: ‘A mysterious force that everyone feels and no philosopher has explained.’
Other Featured Artists:
Jen Dunford: Dancer & Choreographer
Frank Bessai: Violin