Coming up in July
Contratiempo, Thursday July 14, The Marquee Ballroom, Halifax, NS
Contratiempo, Saturday July 16, Osprey Arts Centre, Slhelburne, NS
About our Performance Series
The Flamenco Nights Performance Series is produced and presented by Atlantic Flamenco Productions Society since 2012 and brings a Spanish Flamenco experience right to the heart of downtown Halifax.
In Spain, people will often visit a ‘tablao’ to experience flamenco. The word “tablao” comes from “tablados” (wooden floor stages). These Spanish pubs and eateries became hugely popular in the later half of the 20th century, and have since continued to grow in popularity.
Since the 1950’s, the tablaos have been magnets for flamenco lovers and tourists. A typical tablao runs two to three flamenco shows every evening, serving up drinks, tapas, or fancy dinner menus into the wee hours of the night – much like any popular pub in Halifax that features live music – except a tablao only features flamenco dance and music.
Since 2012 we have been partnering with the Seahorse Tavern to bring this experience to Haligonias. A perfect spot for flamenco, the Seahorse feels like Spain when our Flamenco Nights are on. We are grateful for this great partnership!
The Seahorse Tavern claims the title of Nova Scotia’s oldest existing bar; it opened its doors on Argyle Street in 1948 and has been a nightlife staple of Halifax ever since. Located on the backside of the The Local Restaurant and Marquee Ballroom in the heart of Halifax’s lively North End on Gottingen Street, the Seahorse is the quintessential Nova Scotian bar, featuring live music, friendly crowds and an unpretentious, kitchen-party vibe. The Seahorse has four non-binary bathroom stalls, is wheelchair accessible and the bar recently installed a ramp to the back entrance.