Flamenco Evenings in Almunecar
One cannot visit Andalucia without stopping to enjoy a spectacular flamenco evening. Although flamenco is now popular the world over, Andalucia is its home and here it has been practised for 250 years.
Flamenco is not just about the fiery dancing, these are folk stories and tales of love played out with a passion that explodes in an evening music and colour.
“Classical flamenco” is the style most often seen in the town and danced in a proud and upright way. For women, the back is normally held arched and there is little movement of the hips. The body is held proud and like a ballet dancer, the arms are held long.
Most visitors to Spain are familiar with flamenco and usually what they witness is a style that has developed primarily as a spectacle for tourists. One can see group dances, as well as solos and the frilly, highly coloured dresses, are designed to show off the skills of the dancer.Flamenco evenings in Almunecar offer lots of different styles. There is a superb venue close to Eagle Peak where spectacular shows are staged along with beautiful food and plenty of wine!
However, also in the town, one can also find the more traditional type of flamenco dancing. Where the dancers are usually more mature as young people are not considered to be emotionally mature enough to adequately portray the soul of the dance.