Field Trip: Flamenco Show

Though this was not a “business visit” it was most definitely one of my favorite things I experienced while in Spain. Flamenco is actually not a style of dance; it is a style of music that is danced to. We went to a place called El Patio Sevillano and watched a 2-hour show with a few glasses of sangria so you can imagine the perfection of the night.

We all didn’t really know what to expect but at the first clapping of the castanets, everyone was intrigued. I wish I could describe how to properly dance to the Flamenco music but the only way I can describe it is that is was all passion for the culture and music. There were no specific feet movements or clapping motions. You could see by the expression on their faces that it was all done with passion and feelings. I loved that.

Spanish culture seems to revolve around passion much like myself. Everyone would do everything with passion and live their passion. If I could only choose one thing to bring back to the States, it would be that everyone lives their passion here like the Flamenco dancers, CEO’s, or just factory workers. The world would be a happier place.

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One response to “Field Trip: Flamenco Show”

  1. Hey Alex! I also really enjoyed the flamenco show. The personification of the culture and music through their passionate dancing and facial expressions was enlightening and exhilarating. Flamenco can simply not be done well without the passion, and I thought that the dancers portrayed this very well. All in all it was a really enjoyable evening, and your post reminded me of such, thank you!

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