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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
December 15, 2008
From journal Seville Eating and Sleeping
August 13, 2002
The dance is fine, the dinner was multi-course and served remarkably well considering that most of the service (and the eating) was done in nearly total darkness. We arrived and were surprised to be ushered past on theater on the ground floor to a second one up a creaky staircase on the floor above. We both looked around for fire exits! Nightclub seating, small tables close together. No restrictions against non-flash photography! Finally!
Photographers came around and took several photos which were so good, we bought most of them. I hope they last for a while. Dinner began quickly with bottles of wine and fizzy water placed on our table (2 couples, lots of wine). A large plate of tapas, in this case fried prawns and fried chicken and almost at the same time a seafood cocktail (heavy in mayo AGAIN!) I soon found out why the waitresses were rushing as the banged our salads down on the table. The lights were going down and the show beginning. I had just enough time to see my salad of white asparagus, tomatoes, white cheese and olives when we were in a darkness worthy of a photographic darkroom.
I have experience in the dark and continued to eat and drink, taking care to eat off my plate and not the one of my neighbor, a lovely lady from Ohio. The show begins! Music, then dance. Lots of dance. Very fine dancers, but with the look of a very often repeated performance.
The main course, a salmon with small fried potatos and a fast switch of plates to dessert. A nice, fattening flan.
For those less interested in dance, the show which ran for 90 minutes without an intermission, was too much of a good thing. It was impossible to get up for a rest room break and it was so dark and the stairs weren't marked with guide lights.
I enjoyed the show very much and also enjoyed my first real chance to take some photos of Flamenco in performance. A bit blurry, yes, but hand held, wide open, long exposure, no flash.
I wouldn't recommend this sort of performance if you've either already seen Flamenco to your fill or want to see a more authentic version in a bar/cafe. However, if you want a nice elegant, if rushed evening; do it. When you hear the Mararena, they pitch you out.
From journal I Adore Sevilla! (Seville)