FlamencoDinner Shows

By Reservation Only. See Details Below.

“If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.” – Isadora Duncant

Flamenco dancing is a thunderous, soulful, sometimes melancholy dance that originated in Andalusia, Southern Spain. Watching these dancers expose their emotion and passion through their strong and precise motions is not only beautiful, but extremely moving. Flamenco combines pride, strength, pain, and passion through aggressive but purposeful movements with the dancers’ feet.

Modern Flamenco dance is a fusion of Moorish, Andalusian, Egyptian, Roman, Indian and Spanish folk style dance that the gypsies brought with them while fleeing their homelands in the fifteenth century and developed over hundreds of years. The art of Flamenco has developed over time, but it has never lost its core Gitano “Gypsy” foundation. Gitano was the term for the gypsies that entered Andalusia from Egypt and loosely applied to the fellow travelers that included beggars, criminals and runaway slaves, among others. These groups chose to disappear by being absorbed by the Gypsy communities. The common thread that bound these misfits together was persecution, and the emotion of this can be seen in the song, dance and music of Flamenco. During the early nineteenth century, Flamenco dance became more accessible to the public through festivals and shows performed at performance theaters called cafe castanets, the first of which was opened in Seville in 1842.

 

“The Art of Flamenco” Dinner Show – Every Saturday Night

Café Sevilla is home to the longest running Flamenco Dinner show in Southern California. Every Saturday night, we offer a three-course dinner menu combined with a two-part Flamenco Dance performance. Our dancers are at the top of their field, having been trained in Spain and teaching their own Flamenco classes. These shows are a sensory indulgence of sight, sound, and taste, leaving our guests with a piece of truly Spanish culture. Marvel at the passion, beauty and athleticism of this traditional art form as you enjoy an included dinner featuring a salad, the famous Spanish dish Paella Valenciana or short rib/salmon duet, and for dessert, Crema Catalana, the restaurant’s award-winning chocolate espresso creme brulee. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for à la carte purchase.
$65 per person (price does not include tax + 18% tip which will be added to check at end of show). Call 619 233 5979 to reserve. This is a prepaid show. Shows include a three course dinner. Doors at at 6:30PM, Show starts promptly at 7PM. Please note, we cannot permit children under 10 to attend the show.


“From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey” Dinner Show – Every Friday Night

From the restaurant that brought you the longest running Flamenco Dinner Show in California, Cafe Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar is proud to present it’s newest dinner show. We invite you to enjoy an evening of Spanish and Gypsy flamenco dance, an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. This event showcases the evolution of Flamenco dance through the fusion of Moorish, Andalusian and Spanish Folk dance performed by flamenco, gypsy, belly dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. Marvel at the passion, beauty and athleticism of this traditional art form as you enjoy an included dinner featuring a salad, the famous Spanish dish Paella Valenciana or short rib/salmon duet, and for dessert, Crema Catalana, the restaurant’s award-winning chocolate espresso creme brulee. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for à la carte purchase.

$65 per person (price does not include tax + 18% tip which will be added to check at end of show). Call 619 233 5979 to reserve. This is a prepaid show. Shows include a three course dinner. Doors at at 6:30PM, Show starts promptly at 7PM. Please note, we cannot permit children under 10 to attend the show.


FlamencoPerformers


Rocio Carrera

Rocio Carrera (Paloma Aragon) was born in Mexico, and has lived in the US since 1986. She received a doctorate in Molecular Biology and Neurosciences from the Scripps Research Institute, but left her field to pursue Flamenco full time. She travels to Sevilla, Spain for training – learning from her mentor and world renowned Flamenco dancer Pastora Galvan. Rocio is currently the director of her own dance academy, Paloma Aragon – Arte Flamenco, and has danced for Café Sevilla for years.


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Gloria Lanuza

Gloria Lanuza, professional performer, teacher and choreographer, has trained and performed with her extended family of accomplished artists since childhood. She began her formal dance training at age six in classical Ballet and in flamenco. She continues to train and perform in several other classical, concert, commercial and world dance genres. Gloria is fascinated with the roots of flamenco and it inspires her to continuously study dance, music and cante from East India, the Middle East and flamenco itself with world renowned and respected artists. Currently Gloria performs with her own dance company as well as with other professional artists internationally. She also teaches throughout Southern CA in public schools and private studios. Gloria Lanuza has been a performer at Café Sevilla for eight years and is thrilled to participate in the fiery gypsy fusion show.


Lucia

Lucia is an International Award Winning Performer in Middle Eastern and Flamenco Fusion Dance. She is also an accomplished Persian Dancer, having performed annually for the House of Iran’s annual Nowruz celebration in San Diego for many years. Her travels include training with many of the finest International Middle Eastern Dancers in the world in Lebanon, Egypt, Argentina, Turkey and the United States. During her career, Lucia has performed at many prestigious venues and has been televised in Beirut, Channel 39, Fox TV and NBC Broadcast in a variety of events and venues and in publications. She is an experienced troupe director, instructor, gala producer and highly sought performer.


Mizuho Sato

Mizuho began the nascent stages of her career practicing ballet at the age of five in Iwate, Japan. She studied dance at the Royal Ballet Academy of England, and fell in love with Flamenco at the Sophia University in Tokyo. She travelled to Spain in 1997 to fully immerse herself in Flamenco and Spanish culture, and came back to Japan to win the most prestigious flamenco competition in Japan. She currently teaches and performs in LA, including The Fountain Theater. Mizuho recently appeared as the Flamenco dancing cat in DreamWorks “Puss in Boots”. Laura Gorenstein Miller discussed Mizuho’s talent with the LA Times: “Mizuho Sato was the Flamenco reference for Antonio Banderas…technically she’s impeccable, and her speed, the way she attacks things – I needed that kind of power for Antonio.”


Jesus Montoya

Jesus Montoya is a Gypsy Flamenco singer and composer from Sevilla, Spain. He is the artistic director of an extremely highly regarded Flamenco performance company: Montoya Flamenco Dance and Music Company. His flamenco performance company is known for putting on the greatest and most exciting flamenco shows world wide.

 

*Dinner Show Cancellation Policy

Tickets are non-refundable. However, tickets can be cancelled up to 8 days prior to the show but will be subject to a $15 cancellation fee. Tickets can also be transferred to another date up to 8 days prior to the show. Tickets can also be transferred to another party at any time before the show. Please call the reservations office at 619-233-5979 for ticket cancellations, date transfers or party transfers.

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