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Flamenco Festival – El CidCelebrating 50 years of Flamenco,
El Cid presents a 2-Day Flamenco Festival.

Experience the Passion and Beauty of Spain at the iconic Silver Lake Flamenco Venue, El Cid, this coming Saturday and Sunday, July 27 & 28, 2013 from 2pm – 11pm.

El Cid, the venerable Spanish-inspired restaurant and live music venue, located in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake Sunset Junction neighborhood, celebrates 50 years of flamenco with a powerful two-day Flamenco Festival.

This cultural experience offers two days of flamenco activities, master classes (accompaniment class for guitarists – guitarists should bring their guitars – and flamenco arm and hand movement class), art displays, and three full flamenco-themed performances each day.

Food and Beverages are available including home-cooked authentic Andalusian paella freshly prepared on the El Cid patio, Tinto de Veranos, sangria and an extensive menu of El Cid tapas.

Confirmed flamenco performances include Yaelisa of Caminos Flamencos, Fanny Ara, Timo Nuñez, Mizuho Sato, Antonio Triana, Jason McGuire, Adam Del Monte, Ethan Margolis, Gabriel Osuna, José Cortes, Antonio de Jerez, Briseyda Zarate, Cihtli Ocampo, Sir Sultry Quintet, and more.

Festival attendees are encouraged to bring guitars and be ready to dance sevillanas and bulerias! 


Flamenco Festival

El Cid

4212 West Sunset Blvd.,

Silver Lake 90029

Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28, 2013

2:00pm – 11:00pm

For more information on the Flamenco Festival, please visit their official site here.

858.531.5281 or email.

Tickets available here.


About Flamenco Dance

Flamenco dance is a highly expressive, Spanish dance form. The flamenco is a solo dance characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm and body movements. Flamenco dancers spend a great deal of time practicing and perfecting the often difficult dance. Although there is no single flamenco dance, dancers must follow a strict framework of rhythmic patterns. The steps a dancer performs are dependent on the traditions of the song being played. Perhaps the greatest joy of flamenco dancing is watching the personal expressions and emotions of the dancer, which change many times during a single performance. Flamenco dancers are serious and passionate. Typical of flamenco dance, a dancer will often stand motionless and free of expression for the first few moments of a song. As he or she begins to feel the music, the dancer might begin a steady beat of loud hand clapping. Then, as emotion builds, the dancer will begin a passionate dance. The dancing often involves fierce stomping, sometimes made louder with percussion attachments on the shoes, and graceful arm movements.





Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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