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“Very good flamenco, tapas & wine!”
Review of Esencia

Esencia
Ranked #15 of 41 Concerts & Shows in Seville
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Flamenco project Flamenco Esencia is hosted by bar T de Triana, along the river guadalquivir. Esencia is a project by flamenco artists themselves, because they want to bring authentic and spontaneous flamenco to the public. The kind that you hope to see on the streets yet only exists in gypsy houses. Part of the venue is closes of with curtains, to create a living-room like space, where only 34 peolpe fit in. Four internationally renowned artists will perform, and while they perform explain some things about the art and its history. You can ask questions too, the artists are all very esasy to talk too. If you would like to have some tapas, that is possible before and after the show, since it is too small to put tables in, and we really want to create an atmosphere where everybody is experiencing flamenco to the fullest. We always open on fridays and sundays, but if you are with a group of at least 10, we can open at any day and any time for you. Just get in touch by email of phone.
Reviewed November 7, 2013

A wonderful flamenco evening in a smal warm Bodega. We got on the private bus in Sevilla wich took us to Salteras where the Bodega is. There we received a warm welcome with a drink a delicious tapa. The flameco performance was great, authentic "flameno puro". A great gitarist, singer and two dansers! After the show we receveid another drink and a plate paella. And a bit later we also had a small flameco fiesta with the artists and who ever wanted to dance! At the end the bus brought us back to Sevilla. Thank you Maria for a wonderful evening.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We first went to Esencia a few months ago, and have been back again since. We loved the friendly atmosphere, as we're not serious aficionados so didn't want to feel intimidated by an in-crowd you sometimes find in a peña. It is owned by two Dutch women, one of whom, Maria, is a respected dancer, and they've created a warm ambience with great performers. The venue is in a small town near Seville - with a small patio, and a converted 18th century wine bodega with a high ceiling, which makes a suitably dramatic space. There's a bar near the stage, so you can sip your sherry or beer while you watch; you can also have tapas in the patio. One of the performers we saw there was the hugely talented singer Jeromo Segura, who soon after won the prestigious Lampara Minera Flamenco Prize - an indication of the quality of flamenco artists Maria attracts. His young daughter was up on stage with him, and it felt like a family get-together, quite unlike any other flamenco venue I've been to after 10 years living in Seville. All the performers seemed free and relaxed, really enjoying themselves. Locals come too - on our second visit, they started to sing their own flamenco in the patio! Very genuine, untouristy and highly recommended, however much or little you know about this wonderful Andalucian art form.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you’re looking for a great, inspired evening of flamenco, this is as good as it gets! The talent on display is awesome, the food (included in the ticket price!) is very good and the bodega setting is charming. The Dutch owners clearly love the art, and have managed to strike the right note even with the locals, who show up in numbers to enjoy their own heritage. This is no tourist trap! The night I was here the singer even had his little 5-year old daughter up on stage next to him to learn the art and it was very obvious that the artists were having a great time interacting with each other. Yes, it’s 15 minutes or so outside the city center, but the free shuttle takes you there and back so that’s a small price to pay really for a truly intense flamenco experience.
Highly recommended!

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Yesterday evening visited the show. We got a good explanation of the history of flamenco by Manon. Very interesting. Afterwards an exciting and passionated show. At last a nice time with tapa's and drinks in the Bodega. Indeed a absolutely local atmosphere. It was worth visiting it.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Esencia is certainly one of the best choices in Sevilla to see a true genuine flamenco show. It is not run as a 'money maker or tourist trap' and that is resembled in the enthusiasm of the performers! They are there to give their best performance and to enjoy themselves as well as to enjoy the public. Furthermore the location is beautiful and inspiring, with of course good wine and basic but good tapas and excellent jamon. The only downside is the trip with the bus which makes you feel touristy but hey... it's just a very short trip and worth it! And it's nice to see some of the hills just outside of Sevilla.

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