Weekly Trip 3: Flamenco Show

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Weekly Trip 3: Flamenco Show

This week, I’ll be writing about the flamenco show I saw! I have never seen or experienced anything like flamenco and was really unsure what it was going to be like. So, if you’re like me and are looking for some guidance, then keep reading and I’ll give you the scoop on what to expect!

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What is flamenco?

Flamenco-style dancing involves hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate body movements. The dance is typically accompanied by a singer and guitar player.

Flamenco dance originated in southern Spain. It is not a huge part of the culture of Catalonia, however, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find a great show here in Barcelona!


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The Show

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My sister and I made the commute toward Plaza Catalunya toward City Hall (it’s actually the name of the bar, not the actual city hall) for the show. This bar is underground so we were led down a staircase to our seats.

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The show began with the group sitting in a line of chairs. The man on the far right remained seated the whole time and played the guitar. The remaining performers clapped along.

I was under the impression that flamenco shows were all about dancing, but it is very vocal as well. The two performers next to the microphones took turns singing. The show began with just singing, but as the night went on the three performers on the left got out of their chairs and began the dance portion of the evening.


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Dancer 1 was a female in a traditional red flamenco dress. I especially enjoyed her dancing. Dancer 2 was another female in a blue dress with a flamenco-style skirt. And finally, Dancer 3 was a male wearing a frilled shirt paired with tight black pants, another typical flamenco outfit.

It was really interesting to see all 3 of the dancers perform and compare their styles. Although many of their movements were the same, they all brought their own style and flavor to the performance and it was very entertaining!


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Once each dancer finished their individual performance, they all came together for a mid-show round of applause from the crowd. They had their moment and then quickly ran backstage to change and prepare for the final act. The singers took their bows and followed them off the stage.

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It was then just the guitar player left on the stage to play us some tunes while we wait for the other performers to return. I am a big fan of guitar solos so I think this may have been one of my favorite parts of the show. The songs and tunes he was playing were very relaxing and a great transition to the big finale.


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The finale was very upbeat and high energy. It was so much fun to watch! The dancers seemed to really feed off eachother and the show seemed very cohesive.

Overall, this was a new cultural experience that I highly recommend for anyone looking to venture out of their comfort zone and learn a little more about another culture. Be sure to ask our front desk to help you book a flamenco trip during your stay!


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