Granada – Flamenco

15 Feb

Flamenco

Hiren

“The flamenco show was flat out amazing. At first I was confused by the dance as it was more aggressive than I thought it was supposed to be. However, as the show progressed, I became entranced by the performance. The way their clapping, singing, guitar, and feet-stomping came together culminated into something that I want to see again.”

Caroline

“Tonight we went to a flamenco show in Granada near the Alhambra. I went to one in Spain with my family when I was little but I didn’t really remember much so it was great to see it again while I am older and can remember! It was UNREAL! My jaw was dropped the whole performance and I couldn’t keep my eyes off of them! First, the band came out and these men started singing. It’s not you’re typical Spanish singing, but more powerful and intense yelling/singing. Then, the three performers came out and danced like you’ve never seen dancing before! The way they clap and dance to the music is insane! They have perfect beat and it is so precise. When you thought it couldn’t get better then that, a 7 year old girl came out and started dancing the flamenco perfectly! She was so focused and she was like a professional! I was very impressed! Overall the night was amazing and I and so glad I got to experience it!”

Fiona

“Today, we went to a Flamenco show which was absolutely breath taking. There were two older ladies, a young girl, and a man. It definitely must’ve taken a lot of practice and some preparation. It’s known as a typical Spanish dance. The girls dress in nice Spanish skirts and dance to Spanish music while tap dancing. It was really nice and enjoyable and something I recommend for people to see when they come to Spain.”

Casey

“Today we went to a flamenco show in Granada. The four dancers, three adults and one little girl, were amazing and so fierce. They wore red, black, and white costumes and they women wore fluffy skirts that were thrown around to add drama. I had never seen a flamenco show before, so seeing a live band and watching people dance was so fun and entertaining. After the show, we went to see the city and the Alhambra at night. The views were beautiful and as pretty as it is during the day. ¡Olé!”

Melanie

“Tonight we went to a Flamenco show. It was absolutely amazing. This girl was like 7 and she is my life goal. The dancing was very different but the beats they made, were incredible. Definitely want to see a show like that again.”

Jillian

“Tonight we went to a flamenco show. They had four dancers, two singers and one guitarist. They tap around and stomp their feet to the beat of each others clapping and guitar. The style of dance wasn’t what I expected but it was fun/interesting to watch. ”

Kristina

“Tonight we went to a flamenco show at a tapas restaurant. The food, music and atmosphere was awesome. When I entered the restaurant, I was amazed by the location; the restaurant was in a cave. After the delicious tapas were served, a flamenco group performed. It started with music followed by dancers stomping their feet in an unusual rhythmic pattern. It was incredible how one person can make such strong sounds with their hands and feet. After the adult performers finished, a 9 year old girl started to perform. She was as good, if not better, than the adult performers! Her speed, technique and facial expressions were very entertaining to watch. In addition, the view outside was beautifully overlooking the Alhambra we were at earlier that day! ”

Yaju

“Today was a packed day! After the Alhambra tour and a couple hours to catch some Z’s, we were on our way to see the Flamenco dancers!

But wait!
It wouldn’t be a fun trip unless we had reckless driving in cramped and narrow Granada streets, right?After nearly dying, we got to a cute restaurant in the hills of GRANADA and had some good dinner. Then…BAM! WHOOSH. SMASH.

Loud guitar music blasted and suddenly these people were on stage. There were singers and guitar players and beautiful people in black, ready to dance.

Their performance was great. It was nothing like I’ve ever seen. You don’t know live music and dancing until you see one of these dances/songs.

but nothing compared to the little girl, who was around 9, that danced as well as the adult Flamenco dancers. IT WAS SPECTACULAR.

Then to end everything on a good note, we walked to catch a beautiful night view of the city and the lit up Alhambra.”

Ada
“The flamenco show started with a meal consisting of tortilla, thinly sliced ham, and croqueta, a little breaded ball of cheesy goodness. Shortly after our meal, the show began. Flamenco is much like tap dancing, but it is more violent and loud. Rather than tapping, the dancers stomp. They were incredible–while dancing, they had to move their feet really fast while also keeping the beat to the song. Additionally, each dancer had about a ten minute solo, where they danced for about ten minutes straight without break. It unlike anything I had ever seen before.”
Morgan
“I have been looking forward to he Flamenco show since I first applied for the Spanish exchange. I sat right up front and the dancers feet were so close to my face. It was incredible how fast they moved their feet. I loved how intense their faces were when they danced and flipped their hair and stomped. The guitar player was incredible because he plucked the strings so quickly and it was such beautiful music. My favorite part of the show was when a young girl danced. She was incredible and you could see her emotion when she danced. The flamenco show was my favorite part of the trip so far. It was so interesting to see the different culture.”
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One Response to “Granada – Flamenco”

  1. Paula Rigby February 17, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Thank you all for sharing your beautiful pictures and your experiences with us. We enjoy it and look forward to your blog posts.

    Paula and Bill Rigby

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