4212 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
El Cid, continuing its celebration of 50 years of Flamenco dinner theatre, presents Flamenco Dinner Theatre every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. El Cid, the venerable Spanish-inspired restaurant and live music venue, located in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake Sunset Junction neighborhood brings these highly exciting performances filled with dynamic rhythms from internationally and locally recognized artists.
Benjamin Woods Flamenco, known for highly entertaining shows and ability to connect with the audience, have been performing and teaching Flamenco on the west coast for over 15 years. Flamenco dancer, Arleen Hurtado, is a touring flamenco dancer who has traveled the world dancing in theaters across the United States, Middle East, Spain and China. Appearing on TV shows and commercials, Hurtado has been seen on American Idol, The Ellen Degeneres Show and America’s Got Talent.
Noche en Triana features Antonio Triana and special guests. The cuadro flamenco forms on stage against a backdrop of drumming handclaps, a voice moans the cante jondo, that pure essence of Andalusian song. Dancers strike the tablao with thundering footwork. Tension mounts as the performers unleash their fiery improvisations to the compelling rhythms of the guitar. This is the native art of Triana, where flamenco has a long tradition, where rhythm is life.
Angelita Concierto Flamenco is an El Cid original. El Cid is excited to have Angelita back to perform traditional Flamenco where members of her Flamenco dance company will join her as well as a very special guest, one of the original owners of El Cid, Juan Talavera. Talavera will perform with Angelita once a month for incredible evenings of memorable Flamenco. Angelita also welcomes a new singer, Guillermo Gonzalez from Sevilla. Witness the classic style of pure flamenco dance while enjoying sangria and authentic Spanish tapas.
OCTOBER FLAMENCO DINNER THEATER CALENDAR:
Fri, 10/11 – Triana Nights, featuring Antonio Triana and Special Guests
Sat, 10/12 - Angelita Concierto Flamenco
Sun, 10/13 – Benjamin Woods Flamenco
Fri, 10/18 - Benjamin Woods, guitar; Arleen Hurtado, dancer; Jesus Montoya, vocalist
Sat, 10/19 – Angelita Concierto Flamenco
Sun, 10/20 – Triana Nights, featuring Antonio Triana and Special Guests
Fri, 10/25 – Angelita Concierto Flamenco with Very Special Guest, Juan Talavera
Sat, 10/26 – Angelita Concierto Flamenco with Very Special Guest, Juan Talavera
Sun, 10/27 – Triana Nights, featuring Antonio Triana and Special Guests
4212 West Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake CA 90029
(323) 668-0318 or www.ElCidLA.com
TICKETS: $15 for performance only; tickets should be purchased online in advance to guarantee seating. Please visit the El Cid calendar online at http://www.elcidla.com/calendar/ to choose a performance and purchase tickets. Tickets include the show only. Food and drink is a la carte and there is no minimum. Doors open one hour prior to performance time.
PARKING: Valet parking available or street parking
WHY: Celebrating its 50th year as the premiere venue for Flamenco Dinner Shows, popular brunch, tapas on the patio, full bar, and well-known nightclub, El Cid is now open 7 days a week (Monday through Saturday from 4 pm and Sundays at 11 am). Daily Happy Hours from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Flamenco Dinner Shows on Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 7:00 pm with Spanish tapas and dinner menu beginning at 6:00 pm and Andalusian Paella on the Patio with Paella Sunday Suppers and 5:30 pm Flamenco Shows and Tapas Tuesday Jazz Nights from 8 - 11 pm with no cover charge or minimum and $5 tapas specials and sangria.