About Tablao Abierto
Tablao Abierto or “Open Tablao” is a term that connotes the idea of a traditional flamenco performance which highlights the improvisation between the baile (dance), cante (singing) and toque (guitar). The “tablao” was made popular throughout the 1960’s in Spain and the built-in intimacy between performers provides the ultimate challenge for any dancer to create the dynamic energy and artistry inherent to the flamenco art form. Mastery of this particular type of performance is integral to the development of a well-rounded flamenco artist. Tablao Abierto provides developing flamenco dancers with an opportunity to work in the true tablao-style, on the fly, with expert musicians. Participating artists will prepare a solo which will be presented with no prior rehearsal and will have an opportunity to ask questions and workshop their dance with the guidance of the musicians and mentors. In order to provide an “authentic” experience, these tablaos will be open to the public and will showcase a rotating cast of dancers.