My job allows me to visit a lot of Alaska on a yearly basis. I wanted to capture the trips in one location!

Flamenco dancers; Casa Patas, Madrid

on December 27, 2014

Dec. 21, 2014

Thanks to our sweet hostess Blanca we had front row seat tickets to see the Flamenco dancers. Flamenco is a traditional folk dance in Spain. It originated in the southern region of Spain, in Andalusia.

The show we attended contained all the traditional components, “cante” (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). It was very strong and powerful. Reminded us of the strength of Alaska Native traditional dance. This form of dance is related to the Romani people of Spain and dates back to the late 1700’s.

Our tickets were for the Casa Patas show. They were all the traditional guitar player, violin player, percussion player, and 2 main vocals, as well as three main dancers. We left there feeling as if we’ve had a very powerful cultural experience. My only disappointment was that the vision I’d had in my of head of many women in beautiful dresses was not in this show. Only one female dancer with no flowery flowing dress.

However the two male dancers were powerful and we enjoyed it very much.

If you want to go get tickets in advance and reserve a front row seat, the dancers are in your lap and you even get some sweat tossed on you 😕http://www.flamencotickets.com/casa-patas-madrid



2 responses to “Flamenco dancers; Casa Patas, Madrid

  1. Tom Milan says:

    TMI about the sweat tossing but it sounds like a powerful experience. It is interesting that you compare that experience to the native Alaskan dances. Dancing is definitely of strong cultural significance. As pretty much a non-dancer I tend to forget this.


  2. Ginny Mulle says:

    I’m really enjoying all your blogs even if not making a reply!


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