3 reasons to spend Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases

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Why spending Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases is the perfect date?

Valentine’s Day is already around the corner! We already know that every day is a good day to tell your loved ones how much you love them, but Valentine’s Day is also a perfect occasion to enjoy the city and make a special activity as a couple, such as spending the evening in Palau Dalmases.

In this post, we give you 3 reasons why spending Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases is a perfect plan for this special day.

1. Enjoy the best flamenco for Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases

In Palau Dalmases you will not only be able to admire its beauty, but you will also be able to enjoy one of the best flamenco shows in Barcelona: with a  TripAdvisor‘s certificate of excellence  and also winner of the Experts Choice Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Flamenco is pure passion, so what’s better than spending Valentine’s Day with the best flamenco artists in the city, with live music, and in an intimate and romantic venue? The show takes place at 19:30h, with a duration of 1 hour and includes a drink with the ticket (25€).

Space is limited, so if you still don’t have a Valentine’s Day date, buy your ticket for the Flamenco show at Palau Dalmases.


2. Palau Dalmases: A beautiful baroque palace of unparalleled beauty to spend Valentine’s Day in.

Palau Dalmases is an authentic manorial palace that dates from the 17th century and is located in the heart of Barcelona, specifically in the Born district, in Montcada street. Its charming baroque courtyard next to a staircase with Solomonic columns creates a dreamy atmosphere for a romantic night. No wonder many couples choose Palau Dalmases as their wedding’s venue!

To visit Palau Dalmases is to discover a jewel of Barcelona that many locals still do not know. In addition, the palace has a fascinating history worth unraveling…

Discover more about Palau Dalmases

 

3. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases to the Sound of Opera

This year Valentine’s Day falls on Thursday, perfect! If you and your partner like opera, congratulations, because every Thursday, Palau Dalmases  offers a fantastic opera show with the Petita Companyia Lírica de Barcelona at 21:30h. It’s a perfect plan to have a drink and enjoy the beautiful voices of these magnificent singers.

 

Do you still need more reasons to spend Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases? Take advantage of the occasion and this year treat your partner to an experience full of music and history. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

SonTres: Spanish dance show at Palau Dalmases

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Don’t miss the Spanish dance show SonTres in Palau Dalmases

Enjoy the Spanish dance show SonTres by Laura Morales in Palau Dalmases.

When? Mondays 11th and 18th of February and Tuesdays 12th and 19th of February at 21:30h

Price: 25€ (includes one drink)

Duration: 60min


 

 

What will you see in the show SonTres?

In this Spanish dance show you will enjoy the richness of Spanish classics by modernist composers Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados, as well as other sublime works by Francisco de Tàrrega, Manuel de Falla and George Bizet.

The innovative and original arrangements and the different dance styles are the essence that create a fresh and renewing show in every sense. It is a captivating show that introduces you, through music and dance, to the flamenco rhythms immersed in Spanish classical music and in which the piano, the violin, the castanets and flamenco dance are the protagonists.

SonTres’ new cast of artists
The show presents a new formation of first class musicians who accompany the dancer Laura Morales.

Yoko Suzuki – Piano

Yoko Suzuki is a pianist born in Tokyo who began her piano training at the age of three. She has given concerts in various locations in Europe, the United States, Malaysia, Cameroon and Japan as a soloist and also with orchestras, with chamber music and accompanying dance groups and Flamenco “dancers”.

In 2001 she moved to Barcelona and joined the Marshall Academy, heir to the prestigious Academy founded by Enrique Granados. There she deepens her knowledge of the Spanish and the classical repertoire.

Vassili Lambrinov – Violin

Vassili Lambrinov is known for being part of the pop band Blaumut. Born in Sofia (Bulgaria), at the age of 7 he began studying music and violin with his father. He studied at the Folkwang Hochschule fur Musik in Essen (Germany) and has performed with numerous symphonic and chamber groups all over Germany.

Here he collaborates with symphony orchestras such as the OBC (Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya) or the Orquestra del GranTeatre del Liceu and participates in various chamber groups such as the Quartet Dali. He also plays at multidisciplinary shows combining theatre, magic, humour and dance.

Laura Morales – Dance and castanets

Born in Barcelona and with Andalusian roots, Laura Morales is a dancer trained in classical dance, contemporary dance, Argentine tango, Spanish dance and flamenco. She began her studies with David Campos in Barcelona; with María de Ávila in Zaragoza and at the Centre de Danse International Rosella Hightower in Cannes (France).

Throughout her career, she has created several shows such as Me veo en tus ojos represented in the Sala Luz de Gas (Barcelona), Terrassa, Reus and on tour in Europe; the show Almas Gemelas, and now she creates SonTres en Concierto, premiered at the Palau Dalmases in Barcelona and also performed in different venues and theatres in the city.

Laura also performs at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, as a dancer and dance choreographer, in the show María de Buenos Aires.

SonTres Crew

  • Artistic direction and creation: Laura Morales
  • Musical Arrangements: Yoko Suzuki, Vassil Lambrinov and Jaime Basulto
  • Choreography: Laura Morales and David Romero (two choreographies).
  • Costume design: Laura Morales
  • Costumes: Fina Garcia, Fernando Soria Muriel and Aguirrevestuario

The best flamenco shows in Palau Dalmases

Palau Dalmases is the ideal setting to experience flamenco in its purest form in an unbeatable and intimate atmosphere. Don’t miss the Palau Dalmases flamenco shows every day of the week. Get your ticket on our website in advance and enjoy the show!

 

Our artists: José Santiago “El Chote”- Flamenco guitarist

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El Chote:  Flamenco Guitarist at Palau Dalmases

Up to 5 or even 7 flamenco artists perform in our daily flamenco shows at Palau Dalmases. A guitarist, a female or male singer, a percussionist playing the “cajón” and finally, one to three female or male dancers.

If you have not yet enjoyed our flamenco show in Barcelona, you can get your tickets on our website.

 

 

Meet Palau Dalmases’ flamenco guitarist: José Santiago “El Chote”.

The guitarist, key artist in relation with the “tempo” of the show, is not visually the most attracting piece of it, but is in fact the spine of the artistic performance. He has to get along musically speaking, with the dancers, adapt to their movements, as well as with the voice and way of expressing each of the singers have.

Learn more about the flamenco guitar on this article.

 

This is why we would like to introduce to you one of our guitarists: José Santiago “El Chote”. Since he was a little boy he listened flamenco music in family meetings. But it was not before he turned 16 years old when his passion for guitar lead him in to the study of the instrument by himself. Three years later he started studying at “El Liceu” – Music School, when he was taught by Manuel Granados for two years. He continued studying later on with other teachers Juan Ramón Caro, David David Cerrezuela, Diego del Morao, Chicuelo, etc.

 


Professional career of guitarist José Santiago “El Chote”.

On a professional level, he has worked in different “tablaos” and flamenco places in Barcelona like Tablao de Carmen Amaya, Los Tarantos, Palau Dalmases, amongst others. He has participated in different flamenco festivals of Catalunya such as: Festival de Nou Barris, Infusió Flamenca, 30 nits de Sabadell etc… . Because of this he performed in the same stage with great artists like Luis el Zambo, Fernando Moreno, Diego del Morao, Marina Heredia, Capullo de Jerez, Parrita, Juan Ramón Caro and others.

He has also worked in other places apart from Barcelona, different flamenco dance companies as: La compañía de María Rovira in Carmen Amaya´s show, La compañía de Bajari Flamenca with Costi el Chato, with Parrita, touring Spain when presenting his new disc.

Listen to the best flamenco guitarists in Palau Dalmases live

We are proud to have José Santiago “El Chote” and his guitar and talent on Palau Dalmases stage. If you have not still had the pleasure to listen to him, come to see one of our daily flamenco shows for enjoying his art!

 

5 Reasons to enjoy flamenco in Barcelona for Christmas

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Why gifting tickets for flamenco in Barcelona is a great idea

Christmas is just around the corner and in Palau Dalmases dancing and flamenco singing do not stop. We continue to offer daily flamenco shows at our tablao in Barcelona from Monday to Thursday at 19:30h and from Friday to Sunday at 19:30h and 21:30h.

 

 

If you still have to buy last-minute gifts or want to do something unique during these special holidays, you can gift tickets to see a flamenco show in Barcelona.

 

5 Reasons to give tickets as a present for our flamenco show in Barcelona

1. You are gifting a quality flamenco show

All the flamenco artists of Palau Dalmases have a waste experience in tablaos in Spain and Europe. They are great professionals, including flamenco teachers such as dancer  José Manuel Álvarez.

2. It is one of the most highly rated flamenco shows in Barcelona.

Hundreds of reviews on TripAdvisor and other prestigious travel portals have made Palau Dalmases’ flamenco show one of the very best. It ranks currently sixteenth of things to do in Barcelona on Tripadvisor, in addition to having obtained its Certificate of Excellence. Palau Dalmases also won the 2018 Experts Choice Awards from TripExpert.

3. Ticket to Palau Dalmases includes a drink of your choice

Not only will you be giving a ticket to see flamenco, but you will also be able to enjoy a delicious typical drink of the region, such as Sangría or Cava. Or if you prefer, you can accompany the good music with a wine. Unbeatable!

 

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4. Palau Dalmases is the perfect setting for a romantic date

As we have already mentioned, giving a ticket for the Palau Dalmases flamenco show is a fantastic idea for a romantic date, whether on Valentine’s Day or on Christmas. During these family days you feel like doing charming activities with your loved ones, and what better than taking that special person to a real baroque castle in the historic centre of Barcelona. The architecture is exquisite and the venue is intimate and very romantic.

5. You can also celebrate New Year’s Eve in Palau Dalmases!

Say goodbye to 2018 and have a blast at our tablao flamenco. If, in addition to looking for an original Christmas present, you are looking for a special activity to celebrate New Year’s Eve, don’t hesitate! The last flamenco show of the year will take place at 19:30h. You can enjoy our show and then go to your New Year’s Eve dinner – a perfect plan!

 

Flamenco artists at Palau Dalmases: Percussionist Lucas Balbo

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All about Palau Dalmases’ Flamenco box drummer: Lucas Balbo

We have already introduced you to our dancers, one of our guitarists on our flamenco blog and today it’s time for you to meet the flamenco percussionist of Palau Dalmases who sets the rhythm very well on stage and who always has a smile for to the audience while he plays the “cajón flamenco”: Renzo Lucas Balbo. If you haven’t seen him live yet, we recommend  you get your ticket for the Palau Dalmases flamenco show in Barcelona.

 

 

But before that, what is the cajón flamenco?

Many visitors to Palau Dalmases are surprised to see this instrument. The “cajón flamenco” (or flamenco box drum) is a musical instrument of Peruvian origin. The well-known flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía incorporated it into flamenco in 1977 when he heard it on one of his tours in Latin America. Its sober sound fitted perfectly and helped him to set the rhythm. Since then, the cajón has been a key instrument in flamenco shows in Barcelona and the rest of Spain.

Lucas Balbo: Flamenco percussionist in Barcelona

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1988, he began his path in percussion first as a self-taught musician and then through knowledge, advice and experiences with cajón flamenco  masters like Israle Suarez (Piraña), Lucky Lozada, Isaac Vigueras, and Sergio Martínez. He also learnt Afro-Peruvian percussion with Huber Reyes (Peru), Afro-Cuban with Julio Morales (Argentina) and Afro with Cheik Gueye (Guinea).

Already in his professional career he had the honour of working with leading flamenco figures such as La Farruca, Eva Yerbabuena, Marco Flores, Karime Amaya, Pol Vaquero, Familia Morente, Grupo Babel, José Manuel Alvarez, Costi el Chato, Montse Cortes, Piraña, among others.

 


Trajectory of Lucas Balbo in Spain and Europe as a flamenco percussionist

Not only was he able to grow professionally in Spain, but he was also able to show his art at festivals such as Flamenco Festival Esch (Luxembourg), and in prestigious venues such as Théâtre de la Ville, Peña Copas y Compás (France), MNAC, Auditorio SGAE, Teatre principal de Barcelona, Flamenco Ramblas, Palau Dalmases, among others.

Finally, as a teacher, he gave workshops in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Burdeaux (France), “Paca García” School and “Teo Barea” Dance and School V. Longobardi (Italy).

Since he is part of the flamenco crew of Palau Dalmases, he brings his sympathy and energy on to all the artists and that makes him a verly loved member both onv stage and off.

When Lucas plays the cajón he transmits its strength, rhythm and energy that will make you want to stand up and applaud him at the end. If you haven’t seen him in action yet, we invite you to come and see him at a flaming performance at the Palau Dalmases! You also can follow him on Instagram.