Flamenco Dance Show, Seville, Spain

Watching a Flamenco Dance was in the top of our must do list in Seville. There was this theater La Casa Del Flamenco close to the hotel we were staying which had the Flamenco Dance shows in the evening.

Tickets 

We were already late for the first show in the evening and the second show which was to start at 8.30 too had all the tickets sold out. The organizers told us to return at 8 to check the status of tickets because often there are cancellations.

Finally after a good stroll around the square of Seville and awesome dinner, keeping our fingers crossed we reached the dance hall. The lady at the counter beamed up saying there were 2 cancellations, they agreed to put up 2 more chairs and accommodate us. We were so thrilled. I must say here that during this Spain trip of ours we were lucky at several places, managing to check in at the right time.

The tickets were 18 euros each for the four of us. An expensive affair, but worth every moment spent there!

The Theater La Casa Del Flamenco

As I entered inside the theater I realized why they find it difficult to add chairs. The halls are small with seating arrangement for hardly 50approx. There are just 4 rows of chairs around the stage; visibility of the performers is therefore good. Front row seats are definitely the best but then you have to arrive early. They also have an online booking system. The organizers advised us not to take photographs during the dance and that there would be a special session for photography. All these pics are taken at the end of the session, when they put up small dance just for pics.

The Flamenco Dance Performance

And what a dance it was!

Highly choreographed, excellent beats, steps, swirls, I got goose bumps listening to the singer and watching both the dancers. All the 3 parts of the dance: guitar playing, song and dance were presented excellently! They changed their dresses thrice and for the second dance the lady dancer had put on a lovely long red dress. A pity I couldn’t take her photo then. Their body movements and facial expressions seem to convey different messages. Couldn’t believe any human being could move their hands and feet so fast, but there they were! One hour of enthralling show put up by a male and a female dancer, a female vocalist and a guitarist. We are so glad we went!

The Indian Connection

Gypsies from the south of Spain, according to one of the many existing theories on the origin of Flamenco, have created Flamenco music since their arrival at Andalusia in 15th century from the north of India. Foot-tapping dancing and music evocative of abundant grief and exuberant joy omnipresent in Spain today traces its origin to Rajasthan’s sandy deserts and parts of northwest India, particularly Punjab.

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28 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Ah, I do love the Flamenco!! Your captures had me dreaming of returning to Spain and watching the dancers again!! Wonderful post as always, Indrani!! And thank you, as always, for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Have a great week!!

  2. eileeninmd says:

    Helli Indrani, what a great show and evening. Wonderful photos of the dancers and their beautiful dress. Thanks for sharing the show! Have a happy new week!

  3. Gail Dixon says:

    What wonderful captures of all the entertainment!

  4. Arti says:

    Very interesting to know the roots of the art lies in India – so glad you could be a part of the event finally! Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. magiceye says:

    Wonderful narration!

  6. Wonderfully written… Thanks for sharing this with us… waiting for more πŸ™‚

  7. Nice to read, beautiful pics

  8. I couldn't catch a Flamenco performance when I was in Spain! I think I have to go back just to watch one!

  9. Wow.. I like her dance moves! Looks more of salsa πŸ™‚ Very tastefully presented Indrani. Your blog makes me learn diversified cultures round the globe!

  10. Your posts are like a guide Indrani Ji !! Very interesting to know the roots of the art lies in India – so glad that you could be a part of the event at last ! Thanks so much for sharing and be with us !!

  11. great event and great to know abt the Indian Connection. We all can learn from each other as nobody is superior or inferior.

  12. The famous flamenco dance! The movements are so lively and gracious.

  13. Β‘Caramba OlΓ©! πŸ˜‰

  14. Flamenco is an exciting dance form.. I would love to watch it live… πŸ™‚

  15. Beautifully penned Indrani.. It's always pleasure to know about new cultures all around πŸ™‚

  16. Fun60 says:

    What an enjoyable evening. Lucky for you with the cancellations.

  17. A wonderful post. Great to know that you enjoyed so much πŸ™‚

  18. Wonderful notes.. You seem to be having a ball in Spain… Next on my list.. How long was your trip, if I may ask, as you seem to have covered tons of it.

  19. Hema says:

    Oh Flamenco! How I love that dance form. So much energy and passion. Ole!

  20. D. Prabhu says:

    Wonderful πŸ™‚

  21. Great to know the connection with Indian dances.There r somany dances in india
    I.e., kuchipudi, bharat natyam, kathakAli etc to name a few and so many folk dances.your crisp writing is highlight.

  22. Nisha Jha says:

    Your post made me nostalgic and I am nodding my head in affirmation on the tradition, clapping and Indian connection. πŸ™‚

    Such a splendid & engrossing performance they give that it's difficult to see everything that's happening there.

    Thanks for making me nostalgic.

  23. Nice event, very well photographed!

  24. Sri Kri says:

    Wow.Lovely narration.Glad that you could visit the Flamenco Dance show.

    Cheers,
    Sriram & Krithiga

  25. You were lucky to get the tickets to this dance which you enjoyed so much.

  26. D.Nambiar says:

    That must have been so Wow!
    I'm glad you were lucky to get the tickets.

    I think it's a great idea to prohibit taking pictures during the performance and allowing that in a proper photo session instead. (Good for all concerned — the performers, the audiences and the photo enthusiasts.) πŸ™‚

  27. radha says:

    Very nice account. Never knew there was a connection to India !

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