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Essential Flamenco

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From 6 artist on stage: Two dancers with a singer, a guitarrist, percussion and a violin or flute. Since its beginnings, Flamenco has evolved in hidden places. It is danced and sung in private, in the presence of a select group of friends, without...more
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Reviewed today

Great show and cool venue. Very talented cast. Highly recommend. The show took place in a cool underground spot as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cocciar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I wanted to experience a real Flamenco show in Madrid. We chose this event because of the reviews and it was close to our hotel (Hotel Quattro- which I will also recommend). The show is held in the basement in a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hazarier2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've just heard a man on the streets promoting this show. We didn't know what to expect, so we went with the flow wanting to taste as much as possible of the culture here. What an amazing experience this was. Amazing music, colours, movements and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 353arinad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend it. This is a great introduction to Flamenco, especially if (like me) you don't know much about it. They've organised the show into different sections (various instruments+solos+female dancer+male dancer+both) which I thought was absolutely brilliant. Whoever put this together definitely gave it some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicolas F
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Nicolas: You finish your thoughtful comment stating, “whoever put this together definitely gave it some thought and love.” Indeed! El Mistela, Nacional Critics’ Award winner for baile flamenco and yours truly are the ones responsible for building this old shack, and we’ve done it...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

We searched for quite a while before settling on this Flamenco show. Best decision we could have made! This is real Flamenco, not some Broadway production with actors and actresses, these people are artists! Small venue, only about 100 seats in a basement setting. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DanandCollette
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Danand: You write, “This is real Flamenco, not some Broadway production.” In that, you are exactly correct. Flamenco emerged in intimate spaces, and this is precisely the manner in which we want to represent it. While it may seem like 100 people fit in...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. A must do if you are visiting Madrid. Highly recommend it. The talent of the dancers takes your breath away. The musicians were great. The dancers danced their hearts out. Wonderful show.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ada S
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Ada: You wrote, “The dancers danced their hearts out.” What a powerful phrase ! Yes. The artists truly do give it their all, and they love nothing more than receiving all the applause, the recognition, and the smiles of their audiences. Thank you on...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

Went to the 8;30 performance on Monday. My husband and I loved every minute of it starting with the friendly bartender and the tasty sangria. We've seen Flamenco before, a very polished performance in a beautiful building, where the dancers and musicians smiled and put...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sbjames77
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello James: What a sensitive commentary. You have captured perfectly what it’s all about. Flamenco in its origin, was not a public spectacle. Rather, it was the music and dance performed by gypsy families for their own enjoyment during family celebrations. It was later, about...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We just returned from a 7day trip to Madrid. I did LOTS of homework when looking into a flamenco show. I am so glad that we went with Essential flamenco. These are so much more than musicians, singers,and dancers. They are artists!!they are to flamenco...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary P
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mary: Oh my! you compares us with Velazquez!!! Thank you for the compliment, but that´s too much! But I understand the point: all Spanish arts have one common aspect, are always very passionate. Spanish painters and Flamenco show strong emotions. You says "An instrumental...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018

We were so looking forward to this performance! And the musicians, singers and dancers were very good. But there were two adults and two children in the front row that somewhat spoiled our experience. The kids were fine! But the two women chatted throughout most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Hello Triphelp: You don´t imagine how well I understand you. Some times (fortunately very few times) we receive spectators that don´t have the sensibility enough to attend the show and spend the time talking or watching their telephones. But what can we do? Throw them...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

It was our first Flamenco show experience. The place suits well for that type of performance, a small scene surrounded by nearly 60 places. The show lasts slightly more than one hour. The troupe was amazing and passionate! Overall it was well organized, we would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexandra K
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Hello Alexandra: Flamenco has born in caves and cellars like ours. The first reason is because the natural amplification of such places. The second reason, because this art has always been a little "clandestine", it were played in private parties, in brick cellars, like in...More

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kathy-TRIP
August 11, 2018|
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You can buy tickets on our website Essential Flamenco or directly at the show on Calle de la Cruz 26 (Madrid). The price is the same: 35 euros with a glass of sangria, beer or soda. Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy... More
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April 7, 2018|
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Hello Tabatha: Sorry for the delay in answering, I didn't see your request until now. The price we apply to children is: 0/6 year old: Free. 6/12: 20€, 13 ahead, full ticket. Thank you for your interest in our show.
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Hello Jordan: Flamenco music is the way two very different things are named. One is the flamenco folk music, the folclore from Andalucía (the sevillanas dance, for example). In this kinds of flamenco shows, many times they... More
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