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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 07:49 PM
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kimhe or others - flamenco rec in Sevilla?

Hi all - I had a thread regarding a trip to Andalucia that mysteriously got deleted a couple months ago. Before its tragic demise, kimhe had posted a suggestion for a specific flamenco show in Seville. Anybody know what it might have been?

If anyone has any additional suggestions, of course, I'd be happy to have them! We'll be in Seville for three nights at the end of March, staying near the cathedral. We'll probably take a day trip or two but haven't planned specifics yet. "We" = three women, mid-30s.
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Old Jan 18th, 2017, 08:12 PM
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After much deliberation, we chose the wonderfully inmate setting of the Casa de la Memoria whilst in Seville few years ago (and it still receives very favorable mentions) - assuming you're looking for an "authentic" performance without drinks or dinner, unlike many of the tablaos and venues that tend to be very "touristy".
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Old Jan 19th, 2017, 02:12 AM
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If you don't want touristy and expensive tablaos, your choice is straightforward Flamenco performance at somewhere like Casa de la Memoria or La Case del Flamenco. No meal, no drink, just one-hour top-of-the-drawer performamce for around 18 euro. Or you can try traditional peñas, or in bars, often impromptu. http://www.sevillaflamenco.com/
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Old Jan 19th, 2017, 11:00 AM
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Casa de la Memória and La Casa del Flamenco are very good suggestions from ANUJ and Alec. And real deal flamenco events in Sevilla, outside these venues and the tablaos (flamenco restaurants), are updated here: http://www.guiaflama.com/flamenco-en-sevilla/
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Old Jan 20th, 2017, 01:00 PM
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Thanks, all, for these great suggestions! This is very helpful!
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Old Jan 20th, 2017, 01:14 PM
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Just a heads up about Casa de la Memoria-- we got there about 25 minutes early, and we were still some of the last people to arrive (mid-September, 2016). We had to sit in bar stools squeezed up against the wall. We could see perfectly and the performance was fantastic, but we were incredibly uncomfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place, but I would get there very, very early.
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Old Jan 20th, 2017, 02:15 PM
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I went to Seville on my own a few years ago and an American who spent a few months living there recommended watching a performance at the Museo del Baile Flamenco. I would've watched the show there but I couldn't find the building in the winding streets (I get lost very easily). I ended up seeing a show at La Casa del Flamenco which was right next to my hotel.

Definitely tour the Alcazar! I took a free walking tour and it was a great way to get familiar with the city. Also try crossing the bridge to Triana.

I wrote a trip report about Seville and a few other cities in Spain:
https://fanofblank.blogspot.com/2014...-in-spain.html

Enjoy trip planning!
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Old Jan 20th, 2017, 02:30 PM
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Just happened to see this. We went to Casa de la Memoria. Here's what a I wrote:

We decided to try a flamenco show. There are many options for this and we decided on the Casa de la Memoria a less touristy, no frills, intimate, and "traditional" show. Can't say it was exactly what I was expecting though perhaps I was expecting the wrong thing. It was intimate (we had front row seats) and they were talented but it was more of a series of solos and fairly angry if I were to describe it. I was expecting more "duets" (or whatever the right term is) and more sensuous/romantic. Not sure where I got that idea. Still glad we went but perhaps I didn't pick the right show for us.

http://ukfrey.blogspot.com/2013/11/andalusia-spain.html
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Old Jan 24th, 2017, 09:45 AM
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Thanks so much, immy, lindygirl and indydad! That's all so good to know. lindygirl, I've saved your report to read later!
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Old Jan 25th, 2017, 03:19 AM
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<more of a series of solos and fairly angry if I were to describe it. I was expecting more "duets" (or whatever the right term is) and more sensuous/romantic>

Fairly angry/full of temperament/emotional shifts is what flamenco is mostly all about. The communication is seldom between the dancers, flamenco dancers usually dance solo, but the communication between two or more of singer, guitarist, dancer and the audience is essential. Here one of the greatest, Eva Yerbabuena, in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clCZYH5VNWw
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Just a quick update: we ended up going to a performance at Casa del Flamenco, which was fantastic! I'm sure everyone in the audience was tourists like us, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Reasonable cost (I think 18E each) and easy to book online.
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Certainly I defer to kimhe on this subject, but we recently attended a performance at the Museo del Baile Flamenco that we thoroughly enjoyed. We went to the 7 pm show, which is held in the smaller of two venues within the museum. It has about 20-25 seats. My husband, who had never experienced flamenco before, was enthralled. We purchased the tickets before our trip; the show's do sell out.
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Old Apr 5th, 2017, 07:21 AM
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Museo del Baile Flamenco is of course also excellent, the old place of the great bailaora Cristina Hoyos: http://www.museoflamenco.com/

And yes, mostly tourists in these venues, but this is the real deal when it comes to the quality of the artists. Only top of the shelf artists work these places these days as the theater/festival scene is so low because of the economic situation. So fantastic dancers, who normally draws great audiences in the major theaters, also work in tablaos and venues like these from time to time, also to try out New material in front of an audience.

The atmosphere is of course different in local flamenco clubs and in theaters with a predominantly Spanish and very knowledgeable crowd, and many such events are updated on pages like these: https://www.deflamenco.com/agenda.html
http://www.guiaflama.com/ (just click on the city top left)
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