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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 2 days ago

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

Thank triphelp68
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 1 week ago 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

Thank Alexandra K
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went online to make the reservation same day as the show. Very easy just showed the reservation when we arrived. Never having seen Flaminco wasn't sure what to expect. Great show with talented musicians and dancers. Place is intimate so you can see and hear...More

Thank Amy C
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Amy: Thank you for your kind review. Many of our visitors see flamenco for the first time, but this art is so passional, that from the first time you experience, you want more. Like first love :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great flamenco experience. Dancing was fabulous and venue very intimate. Only disappointment was the lengthy individual solos of the musicians. They were all very talented but less music and more dancing would have made it a perfect night.More

Thank Brad J
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Brad: Our show is titled "essential flamenco", and our purpose is to show in one hour, all the basic aspects of flamenco, and that´s why we have solos, to show the virtuosity of each flamenco musician and the posibilites of every instrument. However, half...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flamenco is a captivating experience and for those who haven’t seen it before, it will be great. I’ve seen lots of flamenco shows across Spain and I wouldn’t rate it excellent for a simple reason. The show lasts for 60 minutes and sadly (for me)...More

Thank emailuch
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Helo Emailuch: You are right. For the ones interested specially in one part of flamenco -dancing in your case- we will open (around next march), another room upstairs dedicated to monograph actings. (But I´ll tell you something that may surprise you, more spanish flamenco lovers,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were blown away with this performance, first time we have watched flamenco, the dancers were something else and the music was outstanding. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to everyone that visits Madrid, an absolute must!

Thank Lea C
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Lea: "We were blown away with this performance". Yes, flamenco is an explosive art, a blast of emotions. Actually all art must be this way... Bukowsky said "Art is emotion or is nothing". Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a trip to Madrid and had booked a show at Essential Flamenco. To tell you the truth, we had low expectations, thinking that it may be a tourist trap show. BUT NO. This one hour show was AMAZING. All of the...More

Thank mary p
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Mary: "Amazing", is a title that we read a lot. This mayor art is really surprising, and very addictive, I tell you. Emotions are very intense, and this engage you. As a french review said, you get infected by "Le virus du flamenco". Thank...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I ended up staying one more night in Spain before traveling back to New York and luckily got to see a show at Essential Flamenco. It was my first time watching Flamenco but there was definitely a classic and authentic feel to the place. Every...More

Thank D C
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hello DC: Well, what a laudatory review! I will pin it up in the cork that is in the artist´s dressing room. You know, they say they work for the money, but that´s not true. They show their souls in scene just for applause, recognition....More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

We were looking for a flamenco performance that seemed authentic and not geared toward getting the maximal number of tourists into the location. This one definitely hit the bill. Not having many others to compare it to, we can't judge how well the flamenco matches...More

Thank Lesley2002
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hello Lesley: " the incredible concentration and fascination you feel for the music and dance would have been disturbed". If we "hit the bill", you hit the nail : ) .You are right: that´s exactly the reason why we don´t serve meals, even almost all...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We were looking for an opportunity to see a unique Spanish cultural performance. This was perfect! The small brick room with intimate seating only added to the charm of the evening. The musicians and dancers were very talented and really seemed to thoroughly enjoy performing....More

Thank Charity R
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hello Charity: Thank you for saying "Spanish cultural performance". This art, this great art, is an unknown for a lot of spanish people, not to talk about cultural authorities. Is considered an entertainment, a popular amusement; or worst, just "gypsies things". Unfortunately for this art,...More

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kathy-TRIP
12 August 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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Tabatha W
8 April 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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jordan2487
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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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