Thursday, April 7, 2016
F is for Flamenco #atozchallenge
A family favorite while we were in Sevilla was the evening we went to the Flamenco show. We got the reservations as part of our tour group and though many had told me it was a must see, I was a little skeptical. Not so much about us adults, we were excited. I was more concerned about how the kids would respond, since they preferred spontaneity when immersing themselves in the culture versus participating in the group activities.
No photographs were allowed during the main performance which was just over an hour long, but we were allowed to snap away during the thirty minute finale. Part way through I heard Sidney whisper to her brother 'this is really cool, right?' A little sibling reinforcement never hurts when blown away by something, and trying to figure out if it is just you.
The ensemble was ten plus the woman photographed in this series who also sang beautifully. It was her debut that night in the second act that moved B to tears. The passion of all of the performers was so intense it took our collective breath away.
When it was finished and we were headed out for our evening supper at 10 pm (the time the locals head out to eat), I asked Sid what she thought. She said 'This is what I like, it was full of feeling, old buildings do not have feeling.' So there you have it. Tangible feeling versus historical feeling goes a lot further with teenagers...at least mine.