Valley Performing Arts Center

El Cid Celebrates 50 Years with Flamenco Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2013



Saturday, July 27, 2013


2:00 pm - 11:00 pm


El Cid Celebrates 50 Years with Flamenco Festival


El Cid
4212 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA


El Cid, the venerable Spanish-inspired restaurant and live music venue, located in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake Sunset Junction neighborhood, celebrates 50 years of flamenco with a powerful two-day Flamenco Festival directed by Ethan Margolis of Arte Y Pureza Flamenco Company. This cultural experience offers two days of flamenco activities, master classes (accompaniment class for guitarists – guitarists should bring their guitars - and flamenco arm and hand movement class), art displays, and three full flamenco-themed performances each day. Food and Beverages are available for purchase including home-cooked authentic Andalusian paella, Tinto de Veranos, sangria and an extensive menu of El Cid tapas. Confirmed flamenco performances include Yaelisa of Caminos Flamencos, Fanny Ara, Timo Nuñez, Mizuho Sato, Antonio Triana, Jason McGuire, Adam Del Monte, Ethan Margolis, Gabriel Osuna, José Cortes, Antonio de Jerez, Briseyda Zarate, the Sir Sultry Quintet, and more.

Tickets will be sold as two-day passes only; general admission seat is $100pp; VIP Table for four is $560; VIP Booth for five is $700. Seating is limited as the festival is expected to sell out. VIP Booth and Table packages are also available. Tickets are available through For more information on the Flamenco Festival, please visit; call 858.531.5281 or email El Cid is located at 4212 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90029. There is ample street parking and valet parking is available.
About Flamenco Dance
Flamenco dance is a highly-expressive, Spanish dance form. The flamenco is a solo dance characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm and body movements. Flamenco dancers spend a great deal of time practicing and perfecting the often difficult dance. Although there is no single flamenco dance, dancers must follow a strict framework of rhythmic patterns. The steps a dancer performs are dependent on the traditions of the song being played. Perhaps the greatest joy of flamenco dancing is watching the personal expressions and emotions of the dancer, which change many times during a single performance. Flamenco dancers are serious and passionate. Typical of flamenco dance, a dancer will often stand motionless and free of expression for the first few moments of a song. As he or she begins to feel the music, the dancer might begin a steady beat of loud hand clapping. Then, as emotion builds, the dancer will begin a passionate dance. The dancing often involves fierce stomping, sometimes made louder with percussion attachments on the shoes, and graceful arm movements.

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