Flamenco at El Cid
50 Years of Flamenco in Los Angeles
Come join us every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening for El Cid’s signature Spanish Flamenco Dinner shows. With its bewildering beauty and passion, Flamenco has gained fans worldwide. Flamenco is a unique spectacle, captivating for all. Think of the fire, the passion and the defiance of those stomping feet, making Spanish flamenco dance an integral part of Spain’s culture. With its roots deeply embedded in Andalusia, the southern region of Spain, flamenco is a passionate music and dance art form. No two shows are ever the same.
Prior to the shows, guests are welcome to continue to enjoy this quick “getaway” to Spain with El Cid’s menu of Spanish and locally-inspired entrees, tapas, sangria, and a full bar, either outdoors in El Cid’s charming Spanish-style courtyard, complete with fountains and old world Mediterranean tiles or indoors in the old-world Spanish-style tavern showroom.
The cost for the Flamenco shows are $15.00 per person and tickets should be purchased online in advance to guarantee seating. Please visit our calendar here to choose a performance and purchase tickets. Tickets include the show only. Food and drink is a la carte and there is no minimum.
On Sundays (shows at 5:30 pm), Arte y Pureza Flamenco Company provides a rare look into the purest forms of flamenco music and dance. The show brings powerful Gypsy singing from the legendary towns of Andalucía. Expect dazzling footwork, unique style as well as exposure to the art of “baile casero”, one of the oldest forms of Gypsy song and dance. The dissonant, melancholy notes of the company’s guitarists set the musical background for an unforgettable evening. Arte y Pureza is a display of artistry and personality rarely seen outside the intimate bars and private parties of Andalucía. Each individual artist is currently considered a major force in his or her field. It is a rare opportunity to see this much experience, energy and raw talent together on one stage.
Saturday (shows at 7:45 pm) Flamenco performances are an El Cid original with Angelita Concerto Flamenco. Angelita has been performing at El Cid since 1989 and we’re thrilled to have Angelita back with her great experience and love for the Spanish art, performing traditional Flamenco with members of her dance company. As a special treat, Juan Talavera, one of the original owners of El Cid, joins Angelita on stage, once a month, to relive El Cid’s historic past which continues with the classic styling of pure flamenco.