I used to watch flamenco shows by the La Rosa dance school quite regularly but I’ve missed a few lately and so it’s been a few years since the last show I managed to see. So when I noticed Celebracion Flamenca was coming to On Broadway, I made sure I got tickets. Please be aware that I am half Spanish, so I have a penchant for all things Spanish.
I’m quite liking On Broadway in its new location. It’s a nice size and it’s been full for most of the shows I have attended. What I like most is that the restaurant and theatre are separate so you can concentrate on the show. You can read more about my thoughts on the venue in this review.
At first I was a little disappointed to hear that they did not have any visiting performers. They often have a singer or main dancer from Spain which really adds to the show, but this show is all local performers. It was quickly apparent that they didn’t need an international performer because they gave a really top class performance. I was particularly impressed with the female singer, she did a great job. Bienyameen does an excellent job on the flamenco guitar as usual.
This show had a lot more instruments than normal shows, they brought in a cello and a flute this time and the additional instruments add another layer to the sound which is really nice.
The dancing was not bad, mostly new faces to me. Overall it was a pretty good show and if you have any interest in flamenco or Spanish culture, you will enjoy it all the more.
Celebracion Flamenca runs until the 29th Jan and tickets are R95. You can book online, here is the link https://www.onbroadway.co.za/showcase/show.php?sid=286