by Muriel Feiner
When the Teatro Real opened its doors to Flamenco three years ago, the event was highly celebrated. This year between November 13 and July 29, FLAMENCO REAL together with SO-LA-NA have programmed 15 shows of authentic Flamenco art starring renowned artists in this privileged venue.
Although in past editions the Salón del Baile was set up as a Tablao Flamenco with tables and chairs so spectators could eat and drink while enjoying the performance, this is not possible due to the current health and safety regulations. However, spectators will be able to enjoy a welcome glass of wine when they arrive.
Sara Baras was honored in Flamenco Real’s first edition and dancer Cristina Hoyos in the second, while now, this third season will be dedicated to the great dancer, choreographer, teacher, researcher and entrepreneur Blanca del Rey, muse of Spanish dance over the last 50 years.
Dancer Antonio Canales, who has been involved in FLAMENCO REAL since its creation, will continue to oversee this cycle, which features a very ambitious programming this season. Miguel Fernández Ribas “El Yiyo” will inaugurate the third edition of FLAMENCO REAL, with his show “A contratiempo”, on November 13, and will be followed by other performers such as Antonio Molina ‘El Choro’; Juan Campallo, Alba Heredia, Amador Rojas, Andrés Peña & Pilar Ogalla; Rafael Rodriguez “The Head”; Belén López, Rapico, Iván Vargas, Kiki Morente, Yolanda Osuna, Ricardo Fernández del Moral, María José Franco, Juan Manuel Moneo, María Moreno, Oscar Lago, Mercedes de Córdoba, Enrique ‘El Extremeño’, Angel Muñoz, Charo Espino, Macarena Ramírez, Eduardo Guerrero, Sergio de Lope, and the “El Mati”.
The shows are scheduled for either Thursday or Friday, approximately every 3 weeks and in order to be able to meet the demand while respecting social distancing, two daily shows will be scheduled, at 19.30 and 22.00 h.
The Teatro Real will once again host flamenco shows throughout its season, enhancing its lovely Sala del Baile with extraordinary performances of the top stars of this Art which was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010.*
Prices vary from 25 to 65 euros. For more information: www.teatroreal.es
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