“IF I COULD TELL YOU WHAT IT MEANT, THERE WOULD BE NO POINT IN DANCING IT.” – ISADORA DUNCAN
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 FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT
Café Sevilla is home to the longest-running Flamenco Dinner show in Southern California. Every Friday and 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 our Shaved Jamón Serrano Ensalada Sevillana followed by our award-winning Paella Valenciana and Lemon Tart with Linguee Cherries for dessert. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list, and other menu upgrades are also available for à la carte purchase.
$89.50 per person (price does not include tax, 4% surcharge, + 18% tip which will be added to check at end of the show). Call 949 688 1555 to purchase tickets or you can purchase tickets at the link below. This is a prepaid show. Shows include a three-course dinner and nightclub entry. Please note, we cannot permit children under 10 to attend the show.
FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWS:
Doors open at 6:30 PM and seating is assigned on arrival at communal style seating like they do it in Spain! Dinner show starts promptly at 7 PM.
SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS:
Doors open at 6 PM and seating is assigned on arrival at communal style seating like they do it in Spain! Dinner show starts promptly at 6:30 PM.Purchase Costa Mesa Dinner Show Tickets
DINNER SHOW CANCELLATION POLICY
Tickets are non-refundable. However, tickets can be canceled 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 949 688 1555 for ticket cancellations, date transfers or party transfers.