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Essential Flamenco

Essential Flamenco

4.7 (1372 reviews)
4.7 (1372 reviews)
from 35.00 €
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Calle de la Cruz, 26, 28012 Madrid (Madrid) - Spain | View map
Mo, Tu, We, Th
Fr, Sa, Su
19:30 | 21:00
18:00 | 19:30 | 21:00
60 min
60 people
6 performers
6 performers
Venue: accessible | Bathrooms: accessible
Venue: accessible | Bathrooms: accessible

About the Show

Essential Flamenco is held in Sala Torero in La Calle de la Cruz in Madrid, just a few minutes from the Puerta del Sol and the famous Plaza Mayor. The venue holds nightly flamenco shows and the performances - featuring flamenco dance, singing, guitar and percussion - give the spectator an authentic show at a reasonable price. The production lasts 60 minutes and is directed by the renowned dancer La Mistela, who has received the National Flamenco Award.

Essential Flamenco takes the viewer on a journey to the roots of flamenco: from its inception, flamenco has flourished in intimate settings. Artists danced and sang before a small group of friends without any amplification or microphones. The spots were often cellars and caves made from bricks, which offered excellent natural acoustics. It is in this spirit that La Mistela has created  authentic and genuine show consisiting of two dancers, a singer, guitarist, violinist and percussionist.

La Mistela is a well known dancer who was once received the highest compliment from el Farruco (another famous dancer) when he said "You are like mistela (a typical sweet wine from Andalucia), sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, but always with feeling and emotion". Honored with the National Critics Flamenco Award, La Mistela has performed in Tokyo, Paris, Rome and Seville. He served as the principal dancer in the production of Carmen with Salvador Távora as well as El Amor Brujo, with Mario Maya. His artistic direction of the show ensures a quality performance. The cast consists of Juan El Mistela and Rocío Martín González (dancers), Miguel El Rubio (singer) Camarón de Pitita (guitar), Fernando García Rico (violin) and Lucky Losada (percussion).

The two stages are protected by methacrylate screens and there are air extractors which constantly renew the air in the venue.


Excellent experience!! Very intimate setting, large glass of delicious sangria. The whole experience was enhanced by the explanation at the beginning of the presentation! Performers were top notch! Highly recommended!
So much fun. The performers were excellent and the sangria was delicious. It’s a small, intimate space, which I loved. The bad part of that was it was pretty tight, we felt squished into our chairs. But we were so close to the dancers. The male dancer seemed new, he was not as good and acted nervous. The women were amazing.
This was a decent performance. We did see another flamenco show in Madrid and we're more impressed with the other than this one though. We really enjoyed the main girl dancer with the black dress. The other performers were okay, but she was the stand out. I think the stage was a little small and limiting for their performances. Maybe there were too many people on stage? Also, the man and woman didn't dance together, which they did at the other show we went to. It was a cute and local theater, and they did give the complimentary drink, which was nice. And it was nice to hear about some of the history at the beginning.
Wow! The music and dancing at essential flamenco was thrilling. More than seeing or hearing this art, we could feel it in our bodies and souls. The dancers were an arms length away in a small brick cellar, though the cry of the singer transported us to another place and time. We were moved and made to feel alive. We loved it! (It was a very small space - and we felt a little crowded in, but so worth it!)
Friendly and welcoming staff. Excellent intimate seating. Not a bad seat in the house. Fabulous performances! No food served, which I prefer. I’d rather eat in one of the many restaurants after the show than be forced into an overpriced and likely so-so meal. High recommended!
Amazing show! Bought tickets through Fever and got 2 free drinks per ticket. You can bring your drink down to watch the show, but make sure you arrive early so you have enough time to drink and get a good seat before the show starts. Would highly recommend!
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