THE UNSINKABLE FLAMENCO TABLAO “CASA PATAS” DROWNS IN THE PANDEMIC

THE UNSINKABLE FLAMENCO TABLAO “CASA PATAS” DROWNS IN THE PANDEMIC »

10 Aug, 2020
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With huge loses under the circumstances, owner of Casa Patas Martín Guerrero said: “To reopen [Casa Patas] would be suicidal.  A debacle. To swim against the current only to end up drowning.” He added: “I have no choice but to shut down. How can I pay my twenty-four employees?” In November 2000, The New York Times wrote: “For flamenco aficionados, there’s only one destination. Since opening in 1983, Casa Patas has built a reputation as the best club in Spain to see this ancient, haunting art form.” But on March 13, 2020, Patas had to go. However, it seems all isn’t lost, faint though the glimmer of hope is, when Guerrero appended: “Who knows when this Spanish custom will be able to return once again after the pandemic.”

Tablaos: Getting Back to Basics

Tablaos: Getting Back to Basics »

17 Sep, 2015
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“‘Flamenco needs to gather in the intimacy of the tablao…We must return to three square meters'”