We present an authentic tablao style flamenco show from Andalusia, Spain. We have extensive experience performing at all types of venues, including : outdoor cultural festivals, corporate parties, retirement home events, private parties, restaurants, and bars. We showcase the range of emotion and power that is Spanish Gitano flamenco - the flamenco style of the Gypsies.
I hired Mark and his group to perform a Flamenco dance show with a guitarist as a surprise for my best friend’s birthday Party on Dec 1, 2018. From the moment I engaged with Mark on GigSalad, it was a completely professional and pleasant experience. Mark was very responsive and accommodated my request for a male and female Glenn I dancer accompanied with a guitarist. His price was very fair and reasonable. He and his team arrived on time (In fact, a few minutes early to set up). They arrived in full flamenco style costume. It was a cold and overcast evening and we requested them to perform on the covered patio because we weren’t sure if the wood flooring inside the house could withstand the special flamenco style hard tapping. They didn’t mind at all and performed on the patio and Mark brought with him a piece of wood that he was able to use for him and Pam to dance on. They were contracted for a 45 minute performance but stayed much longer than that because we broke up the show into two segments of 20 min each dance. We wanted to have a break in between the two dances so overall they end up staying much longer than the 45 minutes but didn’t complain or charge extra. The female dancer, Pam, was exquisite and danced beautifully. The guitarist, Jose, was also incredible and played the Spanish flamenco music beautifully. Mark and Pam danced so well together. All of our guests enjoyed the show thoroughly and my friend was so surprised and so happy with their special performance. She simply loved the dances. They were extremely professional, reliable and nicest group of people. I would recommend them highly to anyone and would hire them again.
Here are a few pics from the evening!
Our Spanish themed reception was made extra special by the inclusion of this trio. We hired a Spanish guitarist and two dancers (a couple). They arrived early and were very flexible to change in our time schedule. In addition, they stayed afterwards to teach dance steps to our guests - young and old - who had a great time. I highly recommend them for any party or event.
Response from El Arte de Flamenco:
Thank you! It was a pleasure to perform at your party!
Live guitar and brilliant dancers! My guests and I enjoyed watching them dance. They were professional and worked with the limited space provided to perform. I would hire/invite them again. Thank you!!!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 60 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
A show typically involves 2 dancers and guitar. The two dancers perform as a pair to begin with followed by solo dances. All dances are accompanied by guitar and the musical variety spans the full range of flamenco emotion and feeling. A guitar solo is included in the middle of the show and is always greatly appreciated for its purity of musical expression as well as variety. The dancers end dancing together. Flamenco involves percussive feet, dances with percussive canes, expressive gestures, and unique costumes. We can narrate the show and involve the audience, if that is desired.
Our members have danced with local flamenco ballet companies in the greater Washington, DC for many years before forming Viva Flamenco! . Our purpose in forming this small group is to put on authentic Spanish style flamenco shows featuring both a male and female dancer both together and dancing solos. We have studied extensively in Spain, in particular at Escuela Manolete and Carmen de las Cuevas in Granada, and at the Festival de Jerez. Our teachers are a list of flamenco luminaries, including: Manolete (Granada), Farruquito (Seville), Alejandro Granados (Madrid), Mercedes Ruiz (Jerez), Manuel Linan (Madrid), Domingo Ortega (Jerez), and Antonio El Pipa (jerez). We have danced in every type of outdoor and indoor venue, large and small in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Past Booked Events
|December 01, 2018 • 9:00pm - 9:45pm||Birthday Party|
|September 07, 2018 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 05, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||House Party|
|December 30, 2017 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Dinner Party|
|September 30, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|August 03, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Cultural Event|
we need a hard floor. Wood is preferable but not mandatory. We have our own amplification.