Watch the best flamenco performances in Seville
“Flamenco, a culturally expressive vehicle which holds two centuries of history is the most emblematic of Andalusian folklore. Above all, this form of artistic expression in Spain is the most famed. It represents a long-standing tradition that appears on the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” ~ Turespana
The sound of deep song, accompanied by guitars resound. In addition a powerful type of tap dance via performers swirling around is seen, and complex & clapped rhythms heard. This is Spanish dancing! Consequently, it is this which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for centuries.
Strangely enough, today there are many diverse styles that create this Spanish tradition of identity. As a result performers are presented with genres to easily express their souls. Meanwhile the audiences emotions are mesmerised!
Of course Seville has many authentic venues to offer both locals and tourists. A well known venue is Tablao, Flamenco El Arenal, founded in 1975. It has built an impressive reputation through its owner’s mastery. Many of the venues will however offer an electrifying performance! And this coupled by drinks, a 3-course dinner or tapas to feast on.
Tablao Flamenco El Arenal sample menu:
• Iberico selection: locally cured hams and pork, served with regional cheeses and olive oil.
• 3 hot tapas plates (dishes change daily).
• Cordobesa salad (serrano ham and tomato).
• Salmon stuffed with Gorgonzola cheese.
• Profiteroles (choux pastry brushed with melted chocolate and filled with whipped cream).
The history of this performance is linked to the arrival of the gypsies of the 15th century. Originating from India, it was called Sid (now belonging to Pakistan). It is due to this time-frame, that the performance has develop into its many variations. Some subtle, and some not so!
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